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Panasonic’s New LX100 Packs Powerful Features Into Compact Package

By Anthony Thurston on September 15th 2014

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.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. MARTIN MIANO

    woow nice I love the 4K capability

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  2. Joe Rutherford

    Had an older Lumix, daughter uses it now, great little camera. EVF is a must for me.

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  3. Phil Bautista

    I’m liking the form and features but with so many new models coming out week after week from all the major manufacturers, there isn’t much about this camera that says “I need this one NOW!!!” As far as equipment goes, I think I’d rather spend my money elsewhere. Or better yet, maybe just keep it in the bank for now. Panasonic’s CM1 got me excited but if they’re keeping it to France and Germany, better for my pocket.

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  4. mugur ic

    The ultra HD type recording or the 4k mode is a useful feature for this kind of camera existing on market. But the price is a little to high. I think …

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  5. John Cavan

    I’m a fan of the Lumix cameras. I have an earlier model I cart around to parties and other events where I don’t want slug the D800 and I’m very happy with the results. I like a P&S that allows RAW images, it’s not nearly as common as it should be.

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  6. Greg Geis

    I’d have to give it the best looking award for the compact segment. I would be willing to bet it will edge out its peers in performance and shooting fun favor. The biggest drawback for me is losing out on the throw it in your pocket-ability. If your into video this thing is going to be lights out. But I would find it hard to walk away from the trimmed up Cannon which only sacrificed about 1/2 stop of light from effective sensor surface area. Hopefilly the Canon Sensor can run with its Sony competition. I love this evolving segment…

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  7. Chuck Eggen

    Looks promising.

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  8. Kelvin Ikhide

    I want 2 of these… LC1/Digilux 2 reborn, so far the best news to come out of Photokina that’s got me excited!

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