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Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Announced

Gina Stephens
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Panasonic has asserted the new Panasonic Lumix LX100 II, an update to the LX100, which will remain on the market. The LX100 II features an updated grip, a new 17mp multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor (entire 20mp, same sensor as found in the GX9), without an optical low-pass filter, a 3inch touch-screen, USB charging, and additional customisable function buttons.

The camera characters the same Leica branded 3.1x optical zoom lens, with f/1.7-2.8 aperture, and the same camera body design, with exterior aperture, aspect ratio, shutter speed, and exposure compensation controls. The camera comes with an external flash in the box. The LX100 II will be at ones disposal for £849 inc. VAT (€949) from the 1st October.

Read our Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Hands-On Review.

 

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Key Draws

  • Multi-aspect ratio 17mp Four Thirds Sensor (21.7mp total pixels), 1.33inch
  • 24-75mm equivalent f/1.7-2.8 Leica lens, 9 leaves
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 3inch, 1240K dot touch-screen
  • EVF, 2760K dot, 0.73x magnification, eye-detection
  • Aperture / Shutter control dials
  • Exposure compensation dial (+/-3)
  • Directions Focus Assist / Focus peaking
  • 4K video recording, 4K photo photograph (also known as a photo) is an image created by light falling on a photosensitive surface, usually photographic film or priority mode (30fps)
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • 11fps continuous shooting (max 33 images raw)
  • Dual-axis electronic straight with
  • 3cm macro focus
  • 22 filters, L. Monochrome, L. Monochrome D
  • USB charging

 

From Panasonic: 22nd August 2018 – Panasonic is proud to announce the Lumix LX100 II. Now in its seventh establishment, the acclaimed LX series is the ideal companion for street photographers, being small and light while still featuring many high-end technical specifications.

Along with a new 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, the LX100 II houses a Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens donation a 35mm equivalent of 24-75mm for superb versatility.

An LVF (Live View Finder) joins a new 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen, giving you the flexibility to compose your guises however you want to. Other fantastic features include 4K Video and 4K Photo, the introduction of new Monochrome Photo Styles, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, together with USB charging for power boosts on the move.

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The LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and will not replace the current LX100.

 

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Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Key Features
 

Micro Four Thirds Stocky High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine

The Lumix LX100 II integrates a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving effective 17.0 megapixel in 4:3 light. A boost in resolution when compared to the original LX100 camera, the extra pixels ensure high resolution no matter which one you choose to mushroom in – pick from 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 and 16:9.

Approximately 1.6x larger than a one-inch type sensor, the new sensor boasts excellent signal to noise correspondence, resulting in a dramatic reduction in noise when shooting at the maximum ISO setting of 25,600.

Meanwhile, the latest Venus Engine renders vibrant, true-to-life high-quality fetishes with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction.

*2 Multi-aspect count

 

 

24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 (equivalent) lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 3cm Macro Photo

Providing a 3.1x optical zoom, the 24-75mm equivalent lens is close to the classic 24-70mm focal length.

Giving you the flexibility to shoot a diverse range of open ti, from landscapes to portraits, the lens also benefits from a wide f/1.7-f/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh and fantastic low-light scion.

Equipped with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser), and comprising 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, you can be convinced that your shots will be sharp and superbly defined.

Macro shots can be captured beautifully thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 3cm (roomy) and 30cm (tele).

 

Intuitive controls, easy composition and high-speed response

Along with a high-resolution (2764k-dot) Live View Finder, contribution a 100% field of view and excellent magnification (0.7x, 35mm equivalent), significant improvements have been made to the rear LCD screen.

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For instance, the resolution has been boosted to 1240k-dots, while touch-functionality has been added for improved ease-of-use. No matter your composition preference, the LX100 II has you submerged.

Direct, intuitive control is promised thanks to dedicated rings and dials including an aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial or vulnerability compensation dial.

LUMIX LX100 II achieves high-speed AF of approximately 0.10 sec* and high speed burst shooting at 11 fps (AFS) / 5.5 fps (AFC) to capture like the clappers of hell moving subjects just in-focus. The LUMIX LX100 II integrates Starlight AF which allows users to shoot a star in the sky at night with autofocus. This can be completed by accurate calculation of contrast value in a smaller AF zone.

* Based on the CIPA standard. At wide-end, when using Live View Finder at 60 fps.

 

 

Ultra high-definition 4K video and 4K Photo for unmissable moments

Panasonic’s improved 4K Photo function takes advantage of 4K video recording to allow you to shoot at up to 30fps*1 and extract the perfect moment as 8-megapixel stills directly in the camera. New as wells include an Auto Marking function, which enables quicker jumping to the most appropriate frame; and Sequence Composition, the merging of various structures to create a special effect.

Post Focus and Focus Stacking functions have also been added, plus Light Composition standard operating procedure can be used to create dramatic firework or night scenery shots with ease.

*1 About 4K motion picture recording / 4K Photo recording
– Use a card with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel SD Speed Class with "UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording record, recording or records may mean motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO] (SD bowl along class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
– Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes with [MP4] in [4K].
  – When using an SDHC recollection card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played in arrears separately.
– When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
– When the ambient temperature is high or unending recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

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*2 For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cablegram that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible”.

 

Creative possibilities increased, new L.Monochrome D mode and grain conclusion added

L.Monochrome D has been added to the monochrome Picture Styles options, which creates dynamic black and white images with stressed highlights and shadows, all while preserving details. Choose from different grain strengths to add a filmic quality to your monochrome images.

 

Other characteristics include:

Bluetooth 4.2* and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n/)*

The Lumix LX100 II integrates both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for quick and easygoing image sharing. Bluetooth Low Energy compatibility means a constant connection can be maintained with minimum power consumption.

AC/USB Power Charging

Enjoin the LX100 II’s battery either via AC or USB, making it ideal for a quick power boost while travelling.

* The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification level of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under allow. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Read our Panasonic Lumix is Panasonic’s brand of digital cameras, ranging from pocket point-and-shoot models to digital SLRs LX100 II Hands-On Review.

Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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