Curiosity factor: Panasonic LX7 review at Photography Blog
It looks like we have the first completed english-speaking review of the Panasonic LX7! It has just been posted at Photography Blog and it includes a variety of real-world JPEG and RAW sample pictures along with an ISO range series of a bookshelf test scene. As usual, we won't cut-and-paste their findings here, but if you are in a hurry, you can jump to the conclusions before jumping to conclusions!
For reviews of other compacts with RAW (and future Panasonic LX7 reviews) check the rawsumer tag at the Camera Reviews stream (currently dominated by the Sony RX1oo).
Availability-wise, the Panasonic LX7 is in pre-order state for $500 in black or white. Amazon has it in the all-encompassing "temporarily out of stock" state, while B&H Photo has a August 27 estimate for the black LX7 and a September 15 estimate for the white LX7.