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Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II

Portability
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Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
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Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II front
Portability
81
Imaging
57
Features
75
Overall
64

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Announced October 2020
  • Old Model is Nikon Z6
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
  • Released August 2018
  • Older Model is Panasonic LX100
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Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Overview

On this page, we will be contrasting the Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Large Sensor Compact by companies Nikon and Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap between the resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and LX100 II (17MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and LX100 II (Four Thirds) boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The Z6 II was launched 2 years later than the LX100 II and that is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic LX100 II being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before diving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief summary of how the Z6 II grades against the LX100 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Panasonic LX100 II

 Z6 II LX100 II 
ReleasedOctober 2020August 2018Fresher by 27 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k1240kClearer screen (+860k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX100 II over the Nikon Z6 II

 LX100 II Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Panasonic LX100 II

 Z6 II LX100 II 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and dimensions. The Nikon Z6 II comes with external measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") having a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) and the Panasonic LX100 II has dimensions of 115mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5") and a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the Z6 II vs the LX100 II.

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Z6 II and LX100 II is 61 and 81 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing merely by going over specifications. The graphic here will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the Z6 II and LX100 II.

Plainly, each of these cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Z6 II because of its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field less difficult and the Nikon Z6 II will offer you greater detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures more aggressively. The more modern Z6 II will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Portrait photography information
Panasonic LX100 II Portrait photography information
86
focusing manually
sensor resolution is great (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW files
74
manual focus
megapixel count decent (17MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography info
Panasonic LX100 II Street photography info
78
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
has touch to focus
environment proof
good high ISO (51,200)
77
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
supports focus by touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography information
Panasonic LX100 II Sports photography information
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is great (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
has phase detect AF
bad battery pack (410 per charge)
71
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (17 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery power (340 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon Z6 II
Travel photography with Panasonic LX100 II
66
environment proof
supports bluetooth
has touch to focus
sensor resolution is great (25MP)
bad battery pack (410 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
78
great battery power (340 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
supports focus by touch
megapixel count decent (17 megapixels)
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Landscape photography details
Panasonic LX100 II Landscape photography details
82
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is great (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
supports RAW files
environment proof
has dual storage slots
bad battery pack (410 per charge)
76
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (17 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
great battery power (340 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic LX100 II as a Vlogging camera
36
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has microphone jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
36
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
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Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic LX100 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Panasonic LX100 II
 Nikon Z6 Mark IIPanasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
General Information
Make Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Z6 Mark II Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
Type Pro Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Announced 2020-10-14 2018-08-22
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 17 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6048 x 4024 4736 x 3552
Highest native ISO 51200 25600
Highest boosted ISO 204800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW support
Lowest boosted ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 273 49
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-75mm (3.1x)
Maximum aperture - f/1.7-2.8
Macro focus range - 3cm
Amount of lenses 15 -
Focal length multiplier 1 2.1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.2 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 2,100k dots 1,240k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots 2,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 1800 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 14.0 frames per sec 11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 705 grams (1.55 lb) 392 grams (0.86 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 115 x 66 x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 photographs 340 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage CFexpress Type B / XQD SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Card slots Dual One
Launch cost $1,997 $998