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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

$529.99
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A multi award winning 12.8 megapixel 3.1 times zoom factor camera
Compact 12.8MP 3.1x Yes Sep 2015
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 number 8 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 53?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, great product quality and is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Fairly high display resolution (numeric)
Quite low megapixel
Very small optical zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being average for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 114.8mm wide and 66.2mm tall. It is 55mm deep and weighs 351g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

23 Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the cameras.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Gagadget.com, Altomdata.dk, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Pocket Lint and Trusted Reviews all of whom concluded that this Panasonic camera was very good.

This Panasonic digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com, Ephotozine and Tomsguide.com all of whom thought that this camera was superb.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review, both of which said that this Panasonic camera was fantastic.

This Panasonic camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no, both of which said that this camera was great.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this camera. This digital camera received an Elektroniktest.dk "Silver" award and the editor of website Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and said it would make a great purchase.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 47 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 89 out of 100. The expert review sites think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good User Reviews

Lumix DMC-LX100 owners on average rated this camera 89%. 121 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

51 owners reckoned that it was able to produce good images, 11 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light and six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. five customers considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

32 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was noisy.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

28 people thought this digital camera was easy to use, eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who bought the product said that it had a good interface.

Very Good Brand

Based on 11,202 user and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

10 customers who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Three customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life.

  • This is a camera for the individual with at least some level of photographic experience, from the enthusiast to the experienced pro who wants to have total control of a point and shoot that will deliver high quality images while not having to carry a heavy camera, battery grip and lens around…
  • So far, battery life is excellent…
  • One needs to turn the camera completely off to save battery…
    Bcs (Bhphotovideo.com) - February 2015

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens, 13 customers reckoned that it had a good autofocus and four people agreed that this digital camera had a good zoom. two owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Excellent Design

Seven customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good looking, five owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was well designed and two people wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

16 customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact, three owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to carry around and two owners said that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report it is Robust

14 customers said that this digital camera was well made and three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 of £498.99 ($498.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $31.00.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 351 grams, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3.1 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (16) amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Lumix DMC-LX100 does not feature bluetooth.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-LX100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 75 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the minimum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of only 1.7 is one of the smallest. Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. Digital cameras maximum video resolutions range from 640 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 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 cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-LX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-LX100 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-LX100 in September 2015.


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00502523284924, 00885170226739, 05025232804917, 05025232804924, 05025232804955, 05025232804962

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