You get a lot of camera for this money. The lens, a Leica 24-90mm F1.4-2.3 equivalent, is probably one of the best lenses ever fitted to a point-and-shoot.
The newly developed Vario-Summilux features outstanding brightness. Have a look at the diameter of the front element. An extraordinarily rich amount of light can give impressive expression to the image by reproducing exquisite gradation.
If you’re anyway in the market for a compact camera, this compact Panasonic rebranded by Leica is a no-brainer.
The direct competitor, the Sony RX100, is still over $600. Difficult to go wrong with the minimalist yet powerful package of the LX7.