The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is an advanced Four Thirds format point-and-shoot with manual controls designed to enable and inspire creativity. Last model of LX series was LX7 which is now two years old already. Many expected that the next LX would have full frame sensor but Panasonic opted for four thirds sensor instead. But is that really an issue? Some people feel that Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 might be a natural evolution of the Sony RX100 series. The start up time has been mentioned as slow but after you get started, things get faster. The Lumix DMC-LX100 shoots at up to 11fps, which drops down to a still-impressive 6.5fps when using autofocus while shooting. Canon’s rival G7 X only shoots at up to 6.5fps or 4.4fps with autofocus.
As with the many of the LX series cameras, this one has famous Leica lens again which is excellent. The Leica DC Vario-Summilux zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75m with aperture of f/1.7-2.8. And now when 4K video is hitting more mainstream, Lumix DMC-LX100 has 4K UHD and Full HD Video Recording. As with the LX7, LX100 has physical switch on the lens for aspect ratio (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1).
Other features include:
- Fast Shutter Speed
- Highlight/ Shadow Control
- 11 fps Burst Shooting
- RAW Data Development in Camera
- Time Lapse Shot
- Focus Peaking with Control Ring
- Stop Motion Animation
- Level Gauge
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