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.
The LX100 II is rated #18 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #197 out of 1422 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.
Panasonic LX100 II Gallery
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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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a picture of the Panasonic LX100 II alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the LX100 II.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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 76 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a superb choice to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support & ability to work with external flash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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