While the newly acquired LX7 isn’t the smallest compact camera around, it still fits very nicely into the side pockets of the bermudas I wear when we’re out of home on weekend trips. It’s a more discrete photo-taking device than the E-M5 or the E-PL2 the former replaced, and also a less obvious device than a camera-equipped smartphone by virtue of how one has to hold those those devices to properly compose a picture. That said, even with the bright f1.4 lens, I’ve restricted pictures to under ISO400. It might just be my eyes, but noise starts becoming noticeable with pictures above ISO400. Here’s a small selection of pictures taken of Hannah over the last couple of days.
The LX7′s macro feature coupled with a minimum focusing distance of just 1 cm is pretty nifty on the other hand, and from the first couple of macro attempts, fares better than the 12-50mm on the E-M5. The next time Ling wants a super close-up of a plant for her biology lessons, this is gonna be the camera to do the job.:)