New Lumix DMC-LX100 is creative compact camera with outstanding feature set for the enthusiast: including a multi-aspect 4/3-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor, newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens, and 4K video recording.
Other features to support superb photography include: a 2764K-dot Live View Finder; 4K Photo mode which allows 8-megapixel still images to be captured from 4K video images; Panasonic's high-speed Depth From Defocus technology; and direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials, including aperture ring, control ring, aspect ratio switch, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor and LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens
The DMC-LX100 has a large 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with multiple aspect ratios (4:3/3:2/16:9). The effective area in 4:3 aspect is 12.8-megapixel resolution, more than 5x larger than the LX7's 1/1.7-inch sensor and approx. 1.6x larger than the 1-inch sensor. This achieves dramatic noise reduction even when shooting at high ISO (Max. ISO 25600)
The Fl .7-F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Iens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-75mm) offers impressive performance, and combined with the large MOS sensor, the rich amount of light produces impressive shallow depth of field. The new 9-blade aperture diaphragm produces bokeh with a smooth, circular shape. The versatile zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equiv.) is suitable for a variety of photography from street shooting to portraits. Landscapes can be captured in dynamic 24mm ultra wide angle in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9.
High resolution Live View Finder and intuitive control
The 2764K-dot equivalent LVF offers approx. l OO% color reproduction. The 16:9 wide screen provides 1 .39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The LX100 allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials including aperture ring, control ring, aspect ratio switch, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
4K Video recording featuring 4K Photo mode
The DMC-LX100 is capable of smooth, high quality video recording in 4K (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, at 100mbps/25 fps in MP4); and full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 50p in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or MP4 at 50p. The DMC-LX100 complies with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) for SD memory cards, which guarantees a constant minimum write speed of 30MB/s, and is recommended for shooting in 4K.
4K video recording capability also supports '4K Photo mode', which allows photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image. In this mode, the luminance level is adjusted to 0-255 which is suitable for photo. Users can also select any aspect ratio (4:3, 3:2, 1 : 1 or 16:9) when shooting in 4K photo mode by using the aspect switch.
High speed response and stunning mobility
The DMC-LX100 integrates Light Speed AF with Panasonic's DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology' which shortens the time to acquire focus. As a result, the DMC-LX100 achieves high speed AF of approx. 0.14 sec'~ to capture fleeting photo opportunities. This improvement achieves greater benefits as focal length increases. The speed of burst shooting is faster than the DMC-LX7, boasting high speed burst shooting at 11 fps (AFS) / 6.5 (AFC) to capture fast moving subjects. The DMC-LX100 is capable of releasing the mechanical shutter at max.1/4000 sec (at 25mm wide end) and 1/16000 with electronic shutter, which reduces washouts even under strong sunlight.
• Creative control filter with 22 options for photo and video, even in P/A/S/M modes
• Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC for smartphone/tablet control
• External Flash (Bundled)
• Highlight/Shadow Control
• RAW data development in-camera
• Focus Peaking to show the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode
• Level Gauge to detect the horizontal/vertical angle of view
• Multi-Aspect Bracket allows a still image to be captured in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 with a single shutter release
• White Balance Bracket
• Intelligent Auto