Panasonic LX100 II

 
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II front
 
  • 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
  • Launched August 2018
  • Previous Model is Panasonic LX100
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Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Panasonic LX100 II summary

Panasonic LX100 II is Panasonic's Large Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on August of 2018. It houses a 17 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a full resolution of 4736 x 3552.

Panasonic brought out this model as a way to replace the earlier Panasonic LX100 (Read Full Comparison)

The LX100 II is rated #18 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #210 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personalized factors.

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Panasonic LX100 II history

The Panasonic LX100 II is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-LX100-II front thumbnailPanasonic LX100 II24-75mm
F1.7-2.8
17MPFour Thirds2018
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100 front thumbnailPanasonic LX100
LX100 II vs LX100
24-75mm
F1.7-2.8
13MPFour Thirds2014
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Panasonic LX100 II Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Panasonic LX100 II based on things which are typically regarded as essential in a digital camera.

built in zoom lens (24-75mm 3.1 x zoom)
connects via bluetooth
delivers RAW files
good aperture at full zoom (f2.8)
good battery life (340 shots)
good high ISO (25,600)
good max aperture (f1.7)
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touchscreen
includes HDMI support
manual focus
megapixel count decent (17MP)
offers touch focus
pretty good screen size (3")
provides face detect autofocus
provides tracking focus
rather wide (24mm)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
very good screen resolution (1,240 thousand dot)
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have microphone jack
does not feature selfie friendly screen
lack of phase detect autofocus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
screen does not articulate
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Panasonic LX100 II Sensor specs

The Panasonic LX100 II is powered by the Venus Engine processor. The sensor size on the Panasonic LX100 II is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to capture 4736 x 3552 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 17MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 200 to 25600. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a low of 100. RAW files are saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the LX100 II's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The LX100 II sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic LX100 II dimensions

Panasonic LX100 II weighs in at 0.86 pounds (392 gr / 13.83 ounces) and features outside measurements of 115mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr and the Panasonic LX100 II is similar compared with its competitors.

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Here is a picture of the Panasonic LX100 II alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button arrangement on the LX100 II.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II topview buttons dials

Panasonic LX100 II Lens details

The LX100 II is equipped with a built-in lens with a focal range of 24-75mm giving it a 3.1 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional but it might be useful in some conditions.

At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f1.7 making it excellent in low light conditions and getting good bokeh. It would also enable you to go with a much lower ISO to capture more clean photos. On the long end, 75mm comes at f2.8 which is very good and will help you have higher shutter speeds.

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Panasonic LX100 II Connectivity

The LX100 II has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.

Some apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Panasonic LX100 II Video details

The highest possible video resolution on the Panasonic LX100 II is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 file format. 2160p is a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to downsample to 1080p to get improved results. Beware of the large file sizes and ensure you own decent SD cards with good write speeds. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone port which means you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at an alternative model in case you need good audio in your videos.

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Panasonic LX100 II Weather Sealing

Panasonic LX100 II does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.

Panasonic LX100 II Screen and Viewfinder

The Panasonic LX100 II is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 1,240 thousand dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to change focus points as well as change settings using your fingers.

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The View Finder specs regarding Panasonic LX100 II are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,760 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.7x

Viewfinders can be very beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Panasonic LX100 II Shutter details

Panasonic LX100 II continuous shooting rate is 11.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in some circumstances.

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Panasonic LX100 II Flash and Hot shoe details

Panasonic LX100 II boasts external flash support but with missing inbuilt flash.

Panasonic LX100 II Autofocus details

Panasonic LX100 II boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is useful for people photography.

The AF system supports 49 focus points to pick from. Panasonic LX100 II has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Panasonic LX100 II comes with manual focus when needed during low light scenarios or you require more accurate control on focus.

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Panasonic LX100 II Battery life

The battery life on the Panasonic LX100 II is made to last for 340 photographs as per the CIPA specifications which is higher than the usual ın comparison with its class. The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U comes with the best (450) battery life within this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:

Panasonic LX100 II for specific kinds of photography

The following diagram presents a rundown of the Panasonic LX100 II for specific kinds of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Panasonic LX100 II Portrait photography information

The Panasonic LX100 II receives a score of 75 which is above average, and means the camera is a very decent choice to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & ability to work with external flash.

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has manual focus
MP count decent (17 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
comes with face detect focus
delivers RAW files

Panasonic LX100 II as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a very high points tally of 77, the Panasonic LX100 II is a terrific fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
features touch to focus
good high ISO (25,600)
no moving screen

Panasonic LX100 II as a Sports photography camera

A above average sports photography rating of 72 indicates the Panasonic LX100 II is a respectable choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (17MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus

Panasonic LX100 II Travel photography advice

Portability is extremely crucial in selecting a travel camera. In general, the Panasonic LX100 II gets a excellent 78 for a travel camera which makes it a superb choice to purchase for your travels.

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great battery life (340 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
offers focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (17MP)
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
does not posses selfie friendly screen

Panasonic LX100 II Landscape photography features

For anybody looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic LX100 II at it's awesome rating of 77 as a landscape camera is a superb option amongst it's rivals.

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has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (17MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (340 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)

Panasonic LX100 II Vlogging information

A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic LX100 II is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a subpar score of 37.

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decently wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does not offer selfie friendly display
no microphone socket

Panasonic LX100 II Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the LX100 II, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the family of Large Sensor Compact.

The line graph listed below will give you a bird's eye view of the LX100 II compared to it's highest scoring competitors mentioned earlier.

These are some more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
Class
Large Sensor Compact
Launched
2018-08-22
Body design
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor Chip
Venus Engine
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor measurements
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
17 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4736 x 3552
RAW support
Highest native ISO
25600
Lowest native ISO
200
Lowest enhanced ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points
49
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-75mm (3.1x)
Largest aperture
f/1.7-2.8
Macro focus distance
3cm
Focal length multiplier
2.1
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3"
Screen resolution
1,240 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,760 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.7x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
1800s
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000s
Fastest silent shutter speed
1/16000s
Continuous shutter speed
11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash options
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
392 grams (0.86 lbs)
Physical dimensions
115 x 66 x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5")
Other
Battery life
340 images
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots
One
Launch cost
$998