Panasonic today announced their new LX100 compact camera, featuring 4K video recording and an MFT sensor. This has got to be one of the more interesting compact announcements of late, as Panasonic packed a lot of killer features into this small form factor.

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I already mentioned the large (by compact camera standards) 16.8mp MFT (Micro Four Thirds) sensor, and 4K video recording. But other great features include the same AF system in Panasonic’s GH4, which has received nothing but rave reviews as far as I have seen, and a Leica 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8 lens. An impressive compact for sure.

Panasonic LX100 Specs

  • 16.8MP 4/3″ Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2,764k-Dot EVF
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Rear LCD Screen
  • 4K Ultra HD Video at 30/24 fps in MP4
  • Full HD Video at 60fps in MP4 or AVCHD
  • Manual Control Rings and Dials
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • External Flash Included

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I am not sure if the Sony RX100 MIII has a ton to worry about, but the high end compact market sure got a lot more interesting here over the last 24 hours. If you are interested in pre-ordering the new LX100, you can find it over on B&H for just $899.