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Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II front
Portability
81
Imaging
57
Features
75
Overall
64

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X100S
Panasonic LX100 II
(Full Review)
  • 17MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 392g - 115 x 66 x 64mm
  • Revealed August 2018
  • Succeeded the Panasonic LX100
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Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Overview

Lets look much closer at the Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and LX100 II (17MP) and the Fujifilm X100 (APS-C) and LX100 II (Four Thirds) have different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm X100 was unveiled 8 years before the LX100 II and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick view of how the Fujifilm X100 scores vs the LX100 II in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Panasonic LX100 II

 Fujifilm X100 LX100 II 

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX100 II over the Fujifilm X100

 LX100 II Fujifilm X100 
RevealedAugust 2018May 2011Fresher by 88 months
Screen dimensions3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1240k460kClearer screen (+780k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Panasonic LX100 II

 Fujifilm X100 LX100 II 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 comes with external measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LX100 II has dimensions of 115mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5") accompanied by a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm X100 against the LX100 II.

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100 and LX100 II is 80 and 81 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing only by reading specs. The photograph here will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X100 and LX100 II.

All in all, both the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X100 using its bigger sensor is going to make getting bokeh easier and the Panasonic LX100 II will deliver more detail having an extra 5 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X100 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Portrait photography information
Panasonic LX100 II Portrait photography information
61
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
74
manual focus
megapixel count good (17MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Street photography factors
Panasonic LX100 II Street photography factors
63
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
77
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
offers focus via touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography information
Panasonic LX100 II Sports photography information
34
good sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
slow fps (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
no phase detect auto focus
71
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (17MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (340 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic LX100 II Travel photography highlights
58
has built in flash
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
no Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
78
better than average battery pack (340 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
offers focus via touch
megapixel count good (17MP)
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X100
Landscape photography with Panasonic LX100 II
56
focusing manually
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (2.8 inch)
good sensor size (APS-C)
no low pass filter
saves RAW files
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
no Timelapse recording
76
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (17 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (340 per charge)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X100
Vlogging with Panasonic LX100 II
25
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone socket
36
decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic socket
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Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic LX100 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Panasonic LX100 II
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm FinePix X100 Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2018-08-22
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 17 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 2848 4736 x 3552
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Min native ISO 200 200
RAW data
Min enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 24-75mm (3.1x)
Largest aperture f/2.0 f/1.7-2.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 2.1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.8 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460k dots 1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots 2,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage 90 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 1800 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.00 m 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 445 gr (0.98 lbs) 392 gr (0.86 lbs)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 115 x 66 x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1001 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 shots 340 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,800 $998