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- Panasonic Lumix LX7
- Panasonic's LX7 might've been the leading point-and-shoot of 2012...were it not for the Sony RX100.
Panasonic Lumix LX7 Digital Camera Review$499.99
For the majority of the usable ISO spectrum, you'll be working with about 6 stops of dynamic range, however at ISO 80 the LX7 is actually able to squeeze out 7.24 stops. Things remain on an even keel until ISO 3200, at which time high noise rates begin to damage the image and dynamic range falls sharply, first to 4 stops, then to 3 stops at ISO 6400. More on how we test dynamic range.
The results are good but not great. The LX7 offers roughly equivalent dynamic range to the Sony RX100, however this still a key drawback of high-end compacts compared to many interchangeable lens cameras.