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Panasonic LX100 Hands-On Review


Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada took the new large sensor compact camera from Panasonic for a test drive and found it to be possibly one of the best compacts on the market with just a few minor drawbacks.

When the LX100 was announced by Panasonic just prior to Photokina 2014 last month it immediately created lots of interest from users who were drawn to its large micro 4/3 sensor, fast zoom lens (24-75mm 35mm Equivalent  f/1.7-2.8) and advanced focusing and video capabilities (GH4 AF and 4K video). We have covered the announcement of the camera here on LensVid and brought to you an initial hands on video with the LX100.

The new Panasonic LX100 (on display at Photokina 2014)

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This time its a full review of the camera with a quick comparison to the very popular Sony RX100 (version III). In many respects the LX100 seems to be a more professional version of the RX100 aimed at a more advanced target audience who is looking for a better image quality (especially in low light) better video quality and moe control.

Let’s recap – here are some of the main features of the Panasonic LX100:

  • Sensor: 12.8MP micro 4/3″ Multi-Aspect MOS.
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 with a focal length of 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent).
  • EVF: high res 2,764k dot.
  • LCD:  3.0″ 921k-dot screen.
  • Video: 4K Ultra HD Video at 30/24 fps in MP4 (up to 60p in Full HD Video at 60fps in MP4 or AVCHD).
  • Manual Control Rings and dials.
  • WIFI/NFC (with an app).
  • External Flash (included).
  • Price: $900 (starting November 2014).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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