The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 combines a Micro 4/3” sensor with a fast 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens and manual operation. It offers a level of creative control usually only found on more complex camera systems.
12.8-megapixel Micro 4/3”MOS sensor
At the heart of the LX100 is a 12.8-megapixel Micro 4/3”MOS sensor – the same type found in more complex camera systems. With a surface area that’s seven times greater than a conventional compact camera, the LX100 has improved low light performance, saturation and defocussed bokeh capture. The larger sensor and dedicated ratio switch let you quickly select different aspect ratios – including 16:9 for wide-angle composition
Leica 24-75mm Lens
With one of the widest lens in a large sensor camera, the LX100’s 24-75mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux offers improved creative flexibility. The f/1.7-2.8 range allows for improved low light capture and blur reduction. The unique optical design offers the same performance as a system camera lens, but with half the focal length. Nine diaphragm blades ensure smoother background defocus gradation.
4K video recording
The LX100 shoots video at 4K. With this resolution, greater clarity, depth of detail and colour is captured at source, and allows for improved flexibility when editing. Techniques such as stabilisation and pans can be applied to footage without loss of quality when exporting to full HD. Videos shot at 30fps in 4k allows each individual frame to be extracted as an 8MP image, so you’ll never miss a moment.
The LX100 can capture images in RAW format, preserving them with the minimum of processing. Colour and light information, as well as metadata, is taken directly from the Micro 4/3”MOS sensor, to allow for greater flexibility when reproducing and editing your images.
With an analogue control environment routed in established camera design, the LX100 has a dedicated aperture ring, focus ring, shutter speed and exposure compensation dial. There’s a comfortable, instinctive and tactile familiarity to the feel of these controls. With the LX100, you’re given greater freedom to make quick, flexible creative decisions with even greater accuracy.
High definition LVF
The LX100 features a 2.764K high-resolution viewfinder. This allows you a greater degree of control when framing shots and integrates manual focus aids and autofocus feedback in an instinctive and responsive fashion. The viewfinder offers a 35mm equivalent magnification.
Instinctive focus controls
For shooting in different environments, the LX100 is equipped with a number of tools to help you capture high quality, rich imagery. Using micro contrast detection, focus peaking provides a real-time and intuitive graphic display of focal areas. MF Assist offers up to 10 times image magnification for assured crispness, while Pinpoint AF lets you easily designate specific focal points in low light conditions.