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Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80

Portability
83
Imaging
51
Features
73
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 front
 
Pentax Optio P80 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
23
Overall
30

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Key Specs

Panasonic LX100
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 393g - 115 x 66 x 55mm
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Replacement is Panasonic LX100 II
Pentax P80
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-110mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 125g - 102 x 59 x 25mm
  • Launched August 2009
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Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Panasonic LX100 versus Pentax P80, former is a Large Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Panasonic and Pentax. The resolution of the LX100 (13MP) and the P80 (12MP) is very close but the LX100 (Four Thirds) and P80 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor sizing.

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The LX100 was released 5 years after the P80 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic LX100 being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Pentax P80 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short introduction of how the LX100 scores against the P80 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX100 over the Pentax P80

 LX100 P80 
LaunchedSeptember 2014August 2009Newer by 63 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax P80 over the Panasonic LX100

 P80 LX100 

Common features in the Panasonic LX100 and Pentax P80

 LX100 P80 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and volume. The Panasonic LX100 comes with external dimensions of 115mm x 66mm x 55mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2") with a weight of 393 grams (0.87 lbs) while the Pentax P80 has sizing of 102mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.0") along with a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view over all size comparison of the LX100 against the P80.

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the LX100 and P80 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions only by viewing a spec sheet. The pic here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the LX100 and P80.

As you can see, both the cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The LX100 due to its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Panasonic LX100 will result in greater detail as a result of its extra 1MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more recent LX100 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX100 as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax P80 as a Portrait photography camera
70
focusing manually
MP count decent (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
27
you can focus manually
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic LX100 as a Street photography camera
Pentax P80 as a Street photography camera
76
has image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
has touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
no moving screen
55
lighter than competition (125g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic LX100 Sports photography features
Pentax P80 Sports photography features
67
silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
no phase detect autofocus
17
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
max frames per second low (3.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic LX100 Travel photography information
Pentax P80 Travel photography information
75
has touch focus
MP count decent (13 megapixels)
reasonably wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
62
lighter than competition (125 grams)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic LX100 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax P80 as a Landscape photography camera
73
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (13 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
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you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX100 Vlogging features
Pentax P80 Vlogging features
35
reasonably wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.7)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone support
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
lighter than competition (125 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket
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Panasonic LX100 vs Pentax P80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX100 and Pentax P80
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100Pentax Optio P80
General Information
Company Panasonic Pentax
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Pentax Optio P80
Class Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2014-09-15 2009-08-05
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine Prime
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 13 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4112 x 3088 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 25600 6400
Lowest native ISO 200 64
RAW format
Lowest enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 49 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-75mm (3.1x) 28-110mm (3.9x)
Largest aperture f/1.7-2.8 f/2.6-5.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,764 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 11.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100) 4.60 m
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 393g (0.87 lbs) 125g (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 115 x 66 x 55mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2") 102 x 59 x 25mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 67 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 553 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 photographs -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model - D-LI68
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $800 $200