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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

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12.8MP 3.1x MOS Oct 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Twenty-One Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this type and age, this Panasonic camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Lydogbilde.no, Pocket Lint, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Gagadget.com all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all said that this camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This Panasonic camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.

This Panasonic camera received a "Gold" from both DP Review and Onfoto.ru, both of which concluded that this camera was outstanding.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk, both of which thought that this camera was very good.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Fourty-one experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this Panasonic camera on average 90%. This puts this compact camera in the top 1% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent User Reviews

This compact camera has a marvellous average user rating based on 125 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Last year Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “A bright 24-70mm f/1.7-2.8 lens”. In November last year Ephotozine said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review “Excellent 1.7 2.8 Leica lens”. Ephotozine also mentioned “Small high, quality lens”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers mentioned that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine mentioned last year “Ottima qualit d'immagine in un corpo compatto, obiettivo zoom luminoso e versatile, video 4K, comandi immediati e approfonditi, veloce e reattiva in tutte le operazioni” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “The LX 100's light-gathering ability sets a new high for a compact camera with a zoom lens”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated this digital camera 5 stars and said two years ago “This is larger than that used by almost any other camera with a built-in zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners reckoned that it had a good autofocus. In November last year Ephotozine said in their review “Speedy autofocus”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams “An extremely fast AutoFocus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventeen Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 last year “Excellent image quality, large sensor for a compact camera, fast”. Ephotozine also mentioned “Impressive image quality from larger sensor”. Ephotozine also wrote “Excellent image quality from Four Thirds sensor”.

Eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 agreed that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on Ephotozine “Features a Micro Four Thirds sensor”. Ephotozine said “Large sensor in a compact body” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. Expert review site Wired.com wrote two years ago “The LX100 has a 12.8-megapixel sensor that's about five times the size of the LX”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine mentioned in their review last year “High resolution electronic viewfinder”. Ephotozine also mentioned “12fps continuous shooting”. Expert website Straitstimes.com said in their review “It has a high resolution of 2.74 mill” .

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was good in low light. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 “Fast lens is useful for low light shooting”. Expert review site Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Carries a cracking Leica lens – a bright f1.7 that makes low-light photography”.

One person reckoned that the product had a good ISO range. Last year Ephotozine wrote “Top-notch high ISO performance” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.

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Good Size

Thirty-two Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Cnet.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review on expert review site CNET.com “Panasonic retakes the lead in the advanced compact competition with its LX100”. Cnet.com also said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever”. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is an ambitious compact camera with a big sensor”.

Good Product Quality

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners who purchased it wrote that it was good quality. J Weston wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent picture quality” . J Weston also said “Good quality electronic viewfinder”. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Really good photo and video quality”.

Good Video Capture

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review “A generally bright lens, 4K video” . Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned “It's one of the best options for taking great pics and video”.

Nice Design

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Ephotozine wrote in their review last year “Compact form factor and gorgeous design”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote “Introduction This year has been pretty good for the high-end digital compact segment - Sony released the third iteration of its popular Cyber-shot RX100 series” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.

A few customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 was a good design. Ephotozine wrote “Excellent design” in their review. Expert review site Cybershack.com.au mentioned “The design is stunning”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 was ergonomic.

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Good Technical Features

Five people considered that the product had good features. Cnet.com wrote in their review on expert website CNET.com “A great set of features and (for the most part) class-leading performance, result in one of my favorite compact cameras ever”. Cnet.com also mentioned “A great set of features and generally class-leading performance”. Pcauthority.com.au said “The LX100 is packed with some really handy features” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Ephotozine wrote “Excellent control layout”. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The LX100 is aimed at experienced photographers who want a small, high quality compact camera that affords plenty of control”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owners mentioned that the product was easy to handle. J Weston wrote on Amazon “It handles much better”. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said in November last year “The menu system is excellent and very s”.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was well made. Ephotozine said in their review “Excellent build quality and handling” . Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “It has a solid build”.

One customer reckoned that the product was strong and durable. In November last year Gizmodo.com mentioned “$900 is a tough proposition for many of us”. One customer who bought the product wrote that it was reliable. Dpreview.com wrote “Dependable image quality and excellent hands-on controls make this one of the”.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact cameras produced by Panasonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Support

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Ephotozine mentioned in November last year “Excellent manual controls” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera also in November last year “The direct manual controls, excellent e”. Two years ago expert website Gizmodo.in wrote in their review “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine mentioned “Impressive electronic viewfinder builtin” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review. Expert website Straitstimes.com said in their review of this digital camera “It does have a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) positioned at the top left”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. In November last year Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Builtin EVF is a real plus”. One customer said that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 was mirrorless.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good screen. Expert website Straitstimes.com said “Display and built-in EVFThe 3-inch 921,000-dot display (640 x 480 pixels) on the camera back is not tiltable”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 was quiet. Ephotozine said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review “2475mm 1.72.8 equivalent lens opens the door to creative images, classic controls and layout, silent operation with electronic shutter option, autofocus options surpass many compacts”.

One person thought it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good noise performance” .

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Good Battery Life

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. In November last year Ephotozine wrote “Sharp Leica lens, decent battery life, superb ergonomics, sharp EVF” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. Ephotozine also said “Great battery life”.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-LX100 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX100 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Lumix DMC-LX100 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX100. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the maximum ISO speed of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of 51,200 is one of the highest. The maximum ISO speeds of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100 range from 3,200 to 52,000.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-LX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of a 1440 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX100. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. The best video resolution of all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100 is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 300s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has Five Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX100. The photo effects "Art", "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over twenty-seven times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture is 8.7. With a maximum aperture of 16, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100.

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Features Four Image Adjustment Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features a Contrast image adjustment mode, which is the most commonly featured image adjustment mode featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX100. The image adjustment modes "Colour depth", "Saturation" and "Sharpness" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very High Lens Magnification Ratio

When compared to other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-LX100 that we have assessed, the Lumix DMC-LX100's lens magnification ratio of 1.39 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX100 the lens magnification ratios range from 0.21x to 1.4x.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 1.7) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 4.5, and the average minimum aperture is 2.6.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewer concluded that it did not have good exposure controls.

Poor Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reviewer reckoned that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Ephotozine said “WiFi connectivity is slow”.

One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “It lacks a built-in ND filter and you can't adjust exposures via Wi-Fi” but even so they gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-LX100 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100 do not support video recording. The Lumix DMC-LX100 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price], or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-LX100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100, the Lumix DMC-LX100 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-LX100 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX100 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3.1 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.9x.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100 range from 2x to 490x, and the average digital zoom is 31x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price], the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] all from Canon which is cheaper.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 75 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX100. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX100 is 28mm and the longest is 1,300mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-LX100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. This Panasonic camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x960@25fps and 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@50fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@25fps) is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX100.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds across comparable types of camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a pretty typical weight (351 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX100.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price] (330g), or the FinePix X20[pl_2070137_price] (333g) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (352g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.8 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-LX100.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
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19 November 2015

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is Panasonic's premium serious compact camera, and features a Micro Four Thirds sensor, a bright 24-70mm f/1.7-2.8 lens, a 3inch screen, and an electronic viewfinder. It... Read more…

Excellent image quality, large sensor for a compact camera, fast and sharp Leica lens, decent battery life, superb ergonomics, sharp EVF
Great photo quality
Compact form factor and gorgeous design
Physical manual controls
Great bang for buck, despite the high price
No touch or tilt LCD, flash is a separate piece, a bit large for the pocket
Can feel a tiny bit cramped
No microphone input
WiFi connectivity is slow
Complex controls

Like most Panasonic cameras, the DMC-LX100 (one of the year's most critically acclaimed) is both modest-looking and carries a cracking Leica lens ? a bright f1.7 that makes low-light photography... Read more…

5 June 2015

Jump to our Best Compact cameras, Ultra-zoom cameras and Bridge camerasTo make this article easier to browse, and to make it easier for you to find the camera you're after, we've split it into... Read more…

26 May 2015

The Panasonic LX100 is an integrated lens camera with an MFT sensor and a 3.1x zoom lens. The retro-style camera has numerous function buttons and setup dials/lens rings that help the user change... Read more…

18 March 2015

Despite its compact size, which sits very nicely in your hand when in use, the LX100 is packed with some really handy features, and enough controls to make accessing them a breeze. From adjusting... Read more…

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Justin
Justin would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

The Panasonic Lumix LX 100 ? A near perfect camera for a select group of people. Let me begin by identifying who this camera is not for. This is not a camera for amateur photographers. Tbe LX 100... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2014 by Planet Pocket Tool
Planet Pocket Tool would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

These small footprint cameras just keep getting better and better. I have a Fuji X100, Fuji X10 and a Leica X2 in addition to many other digital cameras both large and small. I also owned one of... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2015 by Toxictabasaco
Toxictabasaco would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Verified Purchase)

The LX100 serves me as a compact camera for street video & photography, and time lapse. I use it with a Axler Robin 05r stabilizer which both together weigh less than 2 Lbs. What I like about the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by JAYoung
JAYoung would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Verified Purchase)

I've had the LX100 for about a week now and am very happy with my purchase, as well as the quick and efficient service by B&H.I wanted a small and capable carry-around camera with a fast lens,... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2014 by Mirrorless Journey
Mirrorless Journey would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Verified Purchase)

I did a user review on my web site (MirrorlessJourney) with a lot of photos and videos shot in real life with this camera. I love it. The AF is fast and precise. The bokeh is sublime with a very... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmclx100, panasonic 15248422, panasonic 15248418, panasonic 15199222, panasonic 15199218, panasonic dmclx100k, panasonic dmclx100s, panasonic dmclx100001, panasonic lx100bkb3bdl
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00502523284924, 00616348051217, 00617689595453, 00885170087361, 00885170226722, 00885170226739, 05025232804924, 05025232804962

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