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gabe23111 02-16-2013 09:07 PM

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 10.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with 3.8x24mm Wide-Angle Leica Optical Zoom Lens - Black or White - $298 w/ FS @ Adorama
 
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...a few more dollars than last weeks FP deal if you missed it

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aloric 02-17-2013 12:24 AM

in for one. Thanks

blueknob 02-17-2013 07:23 AM

How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (25-600 vs 24-90 - 24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continuous frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?

gabe23111 02-17-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueknob (Post 57637464)
How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continue frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?

Take it for what it's worth, but here's a comparison from Snapsport:
Link [snapsort.com]

blueknob 02-17-2013 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gabe23111 (Post 57637546)
Take it for what it's worth, but here's a comparison from Snapsport:
Link [snapsort.com]

Thanks. That's the best comparison I've seen. Since neither camera has an interchangeable lens, is the only option for extending the zoom on the LX7 to attach an extended zoom lens? I've read mixed reviews about attachment lenses, so am a bit wary of sacrificing the zoom of the FZ60 and hoping an add-on would do the job on the LX7.

mattspalace 02-17-2013 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueknob (Post 57637464)
How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (25-600 vs 24-90 - 24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continuous frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?

The LX7 and FZ60 are apples and oranges. One is basically a point and shoot with a super zoom that's meant to be decent for scenarios where you want superzoom capability. The LX7, on the other hand, is really aimed at enthusiasts who are looking for a P&S that is capable of taking great pictures, even in low light, but without the zoom capability. Just very different cameras. I do own an LX7, and it's a great camera. Only annoyance I can think of is the lack of an integrated lens cap.

gabe23111 02-17-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueknob (Post 57637892)
Thanks. That's the best comparison I've seen. Since neither camera has an interchangeable lens, is the only option for extending the zoom on the LX7 to attach an extended zoom lens? I've read mixed reviews about attachment lenses, so am a bit wary of sacrificing the zoom of the FZ60 and hoping an add-on would do the job on the LX7.

I don't have any experience with attachment lenses for p&s cameras so I'm not familiar with the issues.

One significant difference I did notice when looking at the snapsort comparison is that the LX7 has a wider aperture capability than the FZ60 (1.4 vs 2.8). So i would assume that it takes better low light pictures.

I don't have first hand experience with either camera though...

tlp 02-17-2013 04:01 PM

Tax in MD kills this deal for me. Looks like I'll go with the J&R deal. Thanks OP!

gabe23111 02-17-2013 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlp (Post 57646322)
Tax in MD kills this deal for me. Looks like I'll go with the J&R deal. Thanks OP!

Adorama doesn't charge tax in MD :scratchh:. Only in NJ & NY.

Fyi... J&R doesn't currently have it in stock.

tlp 02-17-2013 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gabe23111 (Post 57646434)
Adorama doesn't charge tax in MD :scratchh:. Only in NJ & NY.

Fyi... J&R doesn't currently have it in stock.

No matter how I went through the order process, as soon as I put in MD as my address, Adorama wanted to charge me tax on the order. I'm not sure?

J&R will be getting more Friday. With the code 'ATJANDR' it was another $10 off, bringing it to $289 out the door. It should be here the middle of next week. Not to mention the free shipping Adorama offered was 7-10 days anyway. I can wait :)

shino_kun 02-17-2013 06:48 PM

I ordered one via J&R last week but it's still backordered. Jumped in on this deal and cancelled the other one. Thanks OP!! Repped!

Weegsta 02-17-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattspalace (Post 57637922)
The LX7 and FZ60 are apples and oranges. One is basically a point and shoot with a super zoom that's meant to be decent for scenarios where you want superzoom capability. The LX7, on the other hand, is really aimed at enthusiasts who are looking for a P&S that is capable of taking great pictures, even in low light, but without the zoom capability. Just very different cameras. I do own an LX7, and it's a great camera. Only annoyance I can think of is the lack of an integrated lens cap.

I have an LX7 too, I absolutely love it, and I just ordered the auto lens cap for this camera it is amazing. You should get one too here is the link Works like a charm!

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImag...7+lens+cap

sssaksena 02-17-2013 08:58 PM

same price on amazon $299

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-D...B008MB719C

tlp 02-17-2013 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sssaksena (Post 57650874)

Used - Like new through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $265 if anyone is interested in saving a few more dollars!

MOkoFOko 02-17-2013 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlp (Post 57652050)
Used - Like new through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $265 if anyone is interested in saving a few more dollars!

Hard to say if it's really worth giving up the warranty to save $35.

I've ordered warehousedeals cameras in the past--"cosmetic imperfections to the front" can mean anywhere from smudges on the paint to imperfections on the lens itself!! So be prepared for a potential return.

neonleon29 02-18-2013 08:43 AM

Do you know if all the auto lens caps sold on Amazon are the same? I just ordered one from EZFoto from Amazon. It looks the same to me, but I'm not 100% sure.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weegsta (Post 57650320)
I have an LX7 too, I absolutely love it, and I just ordered the auto lens cap for this camera it is amazing. You should get one too here is the link Works like a charm!

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImag...7+lens+cap


wamblej 02-18-2013 09:35 AM

Amazon has now price matched. 298 w/Prime Shipping

gabe23111 02-18-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wamblej (Post 57659234)
Amazon has now price matched. 298 w/Prime Shipping

Looks like B&H did [bhphotovideo.com] as well. Seems like everyone wants to get in on it :lol:

tlp 02-18-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wamblej (Post 57659234)
Amazon has now price matched. 298 w/Prime Shipping

Amazon Prime FTW! Thanks! Cancelled my J&R order :)

Weegsta 02-18-2013 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neonleon29 (Post 57658036)
Do you know if all the auto lens caps sold on Amazon are the same? I just ordered one from EZFoto from Amazon. It looks the same to me, but I'm not 100% sure.

I think a majority of them are... I have been wondering the same thing.. I did see one somewhere that got horrible reviews so I just stuck with the one (I posted on here) that I got from a youtube video from a guy reviewing it.

PeterLu 02-18-2013 07:37 PM

the price is quite attracting, but i prefer this kind of SLR, and i like the Canon ones

neonleon29 02-19-2013 08:52 AM

Thanks for the response. I watched the video you highlighted and was going to get that one. In another thread for this camera, a person also referenced that video but had recommended a different auto lens cap. I'm hoping they are all the same. Was the one you received manufactured by JJC? Kind of wish I would have just ordered from your link.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weegsta (Post 57672228)
I think a majority of them are... I have been wondering the same thing.. I did see one somewhere that got horrible reviews so I just stuck with the one (I posted on here) that I got from a youtube video from a guy reviewing it.


HetfieldJ 02-19-2013 09:10 AM

Wanted the black one but am settling for the white model.

HungryJ0e 02-19-2013 01:38 PM

Deal is dead at adarama, bh photo and Amazon. $349 all 3 places now.

givemetheloot 03-08-2013 06:46 PM

Just got mine.. Do we need an SD card to place more pics? I only took 4 pics and says memory is full? I would have thought the harddrive would have allowed atleast 100 or so pics.. 4 is nothing!

gabe23111 03-10-2013 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungryJ0e (Post 57690518)
Deal is dead at adarama, bh photo and Amazon. $349 all 3 places now.

If you're still interested deal is live again @ Adorama


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