Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review

Written by Gina Stephens

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II In the beginning Impressions Review

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is a 17 megapixel enthusiast zoom compact with a 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 lens. It uses up to ~85{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of the stretch of a Four Thirds-sized sensor to give a choice of aspect ratios without narrowing the field of view.

Like the Mark I, the LX100 II features sizeable external control points but it now also gains a touchscreen to speed up processes such as AF point positioning and interacting with the customizable function menu.

Key advertises:

  • Up to 17MP (from 20MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor)
  • 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 zoom
  • 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios using selector switch on lens
  • 4K video at up to 30p
  • 2.76M-dot equiv. electronic viewfinder
  • 1.24M-dot behind touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi with always-connected Bluetooth

Along with the higher-resolution sensor, the LX100 II gains a host of clever features the company has exposed since the launch of the original model. But, perhaps more importantly, it also gains the improved color rendering Panasonic introduced with the GH5, which should ungenerous more attractive JPEG output.

While we’ve yet to put the LX100 II through our full suite of tests, we have gotten hands-on time with a pre-production piece to get a feel for the improvements Panasonic’s brought to the table. Read on to find out what we think.

The LX100 II is expected to ship in October at an MSRP of $999.

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The LX100 II gets an updated Four Thirds sensor, all of Panasonic’s latest 4K photo features and more.

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First impressions

DPReview journalist Jeff Keller was a big fan of the original LX100 and finds the updates in the LX100 II make it an even more compelling offering.

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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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