Panasonic LX100 summary
Panasonic LX100 is Panasonic's Large Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on September of 2014. The camera includes a 13MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4112 x 3088.
The LX100 comes in at #34 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & over all #291 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Panasonic LX100 history
The Panasonic LX100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
Panasonic LX100 Gallery
You can check the LX100 from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic LX100 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic LX100 based on things which are usually considered essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic LX100 Sensor details
The Panasonic LX100 is powered by the Venus Engine processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Panasonic LX100 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor can capture 4112 x 3088 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 13MP and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 25600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a minimum of 100. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the LX100's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The LX100 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic LX100 dimensions
Panasonic LX100 has a weight of 0.87 pounds (393 grams / 13.86 ounces) & has outer proportions of 115mm x 66mm x 55mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 grams so the Panasonic LX100 is very much the same compared with other competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a image of the Panasonic LX100 besides a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the LX100.
Panasonic LX100 Lens specs
The LX100 houses an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 24-75mm giving it a 3.1 x zoom which might not be huge nevertheless it will definitely be useful in a few circumstances.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f1.7 and that's ideal for low light occasions and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also allow you to set a lower ISO to get crisper shots. Towards the tele end, 75mm comes at f2.8 which is fairly decent and lets you have high shutter speeds.
Panasonic LX100 Connectivity
The LX100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy files and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Panasonic LX100 Video specs
The max video quality in the Panasonic LX100 is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 2160p offers a fantastic quality for video recording. You are able to crop to 1080p in order to get better results. Be wary of the substantial file sizes and ensure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone socket so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to get another model if you want better audio for your videos.
Panasonic LX100 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Panasonic LX100 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Panasonic LX100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic LX100 includes a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Panasonic LX100 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,764 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.7x
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are particularly helpful.
Panasonic LX100 Shutter specs
Panasonic LX100 can shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter might result in "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.
Panasonic LX100 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic LX100 comes with external flash support but comes without built in flash.
Panasonic LX100 Autofocusing specs
Panasonic LX100 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detection making it helpful for taking portraits of people.
It includes 49 focus points to select from. Panasonic LX100 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to switch where you focus. It also has Tracking AF for things that move. Panasonic LX100 can use manual focus if needed in low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Panasonic LX100 Battery life
The battery pack on the Panasonic LX100 is built to last for 300 shots with respect to the CIPA measurements making it similar to it's rivals. The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has the maximum (450) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Large Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Panasonic LX100 for varying categories of photography
The following graph presents a outline of the Panasonic LX100 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic LX100 Portrait photography details
The Panasonic LX100 receives a rating of 71 which is above average, and means the camera is a fine choice for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Panasonic LX100 Street photography details
Getting a fantastic points total of 76, the Panasonic LX100 is a wonderful choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic LX100 Sports photography information
A nice sports photography rating of 67 indicates the Panasonic LX100 is a good fit for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic LX100 Travel photography advice
Weight is pretty critical when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic LX100 gets a nice 75 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to purchase for your travels.
Landscape photography with Panasonic LX100
For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Panasonic LX100 with it's above average rating of 74 as a landscape camera is a good choice within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Panasonic LX100
A vlogging camera should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic LX100 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a awful rating of 36.
Panasonic LX100 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the LX100, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The graph just below gives you a summary of the LX100 vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned previously.
There are more cameras you might see as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.