The Panasonic LX100 was unveiled this week at Photokina 2014. The LX100 features a 16.8MP 4/3″ sensor and a Leica 24-75mm equivalent lens with a bright f/1.7-2.8 aperture.
The camera captures 12.8MP still images in 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, it captures 4K video at 30/24 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps. It also has the ability to extract 8MP images from 4K video files. The camera has a max sensitivity of ISO 25,600.
The LX100 has a hot shoe for an external flash, which is included with the camera. It has a 3″ 921k-dot resolution LCD and a 2.7M-dot resolution EVF. Built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity allow it to connect to mobile devices with Panasonic’s Image App.
Panasonic LX100 Key Specs
- 16.8MP 4/3″ Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor
- Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens
- 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 2,764k-Dot EVF
- 3.0″ 921k-Dot Rear LCD Screen
- 4K Ultra HD Video at 30/24 fps in MP4
- Full HD Video at 60fps in MP4 or AVCHD
- Manual Control Rings and Dials
- Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- External Flash Included
The Panasonic LX100 runs $899 and should be available in November 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
does not have a pop up flash. EVF provision makes it difficult, instead there is a small outboard flash bundled with this camera. Pls check your facts correctly.
Eric Reagan says
Yep. You’re right. Updated the information accordingly.
Thanks for your reports – I enjoy reading them.
It would help readers a lot if you gave sensor dimensions instead of fractional inch sizes. For example, the LX100 uses a M43 sensor, which is 17x13mm (225 square mm) and has nothing to do with 4/3″,. For comparison, the Sony RX100 boasts a 1″ sensor, but the size is only 13.2×8.8mm (116 square mm) which is half the area of the M43 sensor. The whole industry needs to drop the inch sizes, which are a holdover from the vidicon TV tube days and are totally irrelevant today, except in marketing departments.
Totally agree with your thoughts on the fractional inch listings for sensors Ralph. I usually leave an open tab on my browser to a visual sensor size comparison chart to avoid the hassle. It would be especially nice to see the industry adopt a universal, peel off label for compact cameras with an actual size outline of the sensor along with the metric dimensions.
Can easily see the LX100 being the top selling camera for the holiday season…the camera to want!