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Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Summary

17 Megapixels17 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Assessment

The Panasonic LX100 II is a relatively compact premium digital camera. Its 20 MP Four-Thirds sensor, being used with a 2.2X crop-factor, rather than the usual 2X, delivers exceptional image-quality in multiple aspect-ratios while keeping an ultra-wide field-of-view most of the time.

The excellent Leica optics, equivalent to a 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8 in all rectangular formats, makes the LX100 II very versatile and keeps it moderately compact. This lens shows excellent sharpness across the frame when stopped-down with very little distortion and no sign of vignetting or chromatic aberrations.

This digital camera is fast for the most part with impressive autofocus speed. While its zoom is slow, other aspects are comparable to high-end cameras.

Ergonomics are a step up from most premium cameras. Its numerous physical controls are efficient to use and highly intuitive. It is too bad that the EC dial and control-ring are easy to accidentally turn because the interface on the LX100 II is otherwise impeccable.

The Panasonic LX100 II produces top-notch image-quality at a quick pace and with ease. This is an ideal camera whenever time size and weight are an issue, either on its own or backup to a larger mirrorless or DSLR.

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PROS CONS
Extremely low image-noise Slow optical zoom
Ultra-wide field-of-view Overly contrast EVF
Ultra-Bright F/1.7 - 2.8 maximum aperture Half-press required for Exposure-Priority and correct Live-Histogram
Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations Accident-prone EC dial and control-ring
Ultra-fast autofocus Poor tripod mount placement
Instant shutter-lag Short battery-life
Fast shot-to-shot speed ½s Filming delay
Smooth high-quality 4K Ultra-HD video Impossible to preview video framing
Nice EVF with Eye-Start Sensor
Good LCD visibility
Solid build quality
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

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By Neocamera on 2018-12-11

Panasonic DC-LX100 II Highlights


Medium digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

17 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-25600
3.1X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/16000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.38" Built-in EVF 2.8 Megapixels (0.70X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
11 FPS Drive, 33 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 1.2 Megapixels
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