For a 1/1.7 inch sensor cam, the LX7 gives impressive results, especially in bright conditions. It is lightning fast, quicker than the G1X and Coolpix A. When the light goes dim, then the LX7 exhibits a weird color output, especially when it comes to skin tones. I'd say that the LX7 is better suited to landscape and nature photography, than for people photography. Here in this landscape shot I'd say that the LX7 stands on equal footing with the G1X Mark II in the color department.
Among all the cameras I have owned, the LX7 gives to worst OOC Jpeg skin tones in poor light. A pity, since if LX7 can only give better color and Canon-like skin tones, then it is truly one of the best cameras ever made.
Detail closeup - Tree
First, let's take a look at a close up of the tree,
Detail closeup - House
Detail closeup - Gate
Detail closeup - Houses
In the real world though, detail is not that significant, especially if you just want to post on FB and instagram. The results from the G1X and LX7 are pretty darn respectable and all the flaws noted here probably won't give the typical shooter that much of a headache. Only when you print on very large prints then one gets to appreciate the crazy amount of detail the Coolpix A produces. More like;y people will note the colors as the main aesthetic factor.. and in this regard, the G1X Mark II and LX7 produces slightly better outputs than the Coolpix A.
Bottomline is if you really want the camera that produces the best amount of detail, then almost nothing beats the Coolpix A when it comes to pure technical detail. The G1X Mark II is a highly dependable shooter, great in low light as well. It only falls short in the AF / Shooting performance department, and its sensor could use an upgrade. The LX7, despite its age, continues to shine and still is a great performer, not to mention it is so light-weight and speedy.