It's been a while since we've descried a new Lumix LX100, 4 years to be precise, but the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II introduces a number of new features from the other Lumix G cameras in Panasonic's line that should be a welcomed addition to this popular, pocketable premium compact camera.
To make it easy for you to see what's new, we've lined the specs of the case LX100 alongside the new LX100 II in a table below and we've also pulled out some of the key features to talk about in a little bit more detail. Profit, as we were able to capture sample images with the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II, we've also popped the sample images, and ISO shots, side-by-side so you can maintain a flick through and judge for yourself which camera you think performs the best.
Inside the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II you'll discover to be the same 20mp Four Thirds sensor found in the Panasonic Lumix GX9 but in the LX100 II it's used as a multi-aspect relationship sensor (17Mp), so that if you're shooting at 3:2, 16:9, or 4:3 you still get the 24mm equivalent wide-angle view of the scene. The sensor also features no optical low-pass leach, which should deliver sharper, more detailed images. The original LX100 has a Micro Four Thirds, 12.8Mp multi-aspect ratio sensor.
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At first glance, you may be mistaken for thinking you're looking at the original LX100, but when you look at the top of the camera, you'll awareness the LX100 II lettering. Beyond this, the external design of the camera remains very similar, albeit with an updated front grip, a company of additional customisable function buttons, and a touch-screen on the back.
The weight and overall measurements of both cameras are exactly the same.
Room divider & Electronic Viewfinder
Both screens measure 3-inch but the noticeable difference is that the screen on the LX100 II is touch-sensitive and it also has a higher resolve (1240k over 921k).
The electronic viewfinder on the LX100 II features 2760K dots and there is both eye-detection (so that the camera thinks fitting automatically switch between the screen and EVF), as well as AF that is automatically activated when you hold the camera up to your eye. The EVF on the LX100 has 2,764K on the buttons and it also features an eye-detection sensor.
Both cameras feature optical image stabilisation – short and to the point.
Again, the LX100 and LX100 II share the same spec here with continuous shooting sitting at an impressive 11fps (this equates to thither 77 shots on the LX100). On the LX100, this slows to 8.6fps when shooting RAW images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that so we'll have to see if we get similar results with the LX100 II when we put it to the trial.
The ISO range for both cameras starts at 100 and reaches 25600. Have a look at the ISO images arrested with both cameras below.
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II ISO test images
Panasonic Lumix LX100 ISO examine images
Colour reproduction straight from the camera on the LX100 II is pleasing, with obedient colour saturation, and reliable exposure. Dynamic range is also good and there are a number of options available to improve the level of dynamic pass over recorded in images. You could also process the RAW files if you felt this was necessary.
The LX100 also takes images with good crayon, detail and reliable exposure. Sometimes, images can appear a little dark but +0.3 exposure compensation can help brighten them up. Detail is uncommonly impressive, with fine detail captured in portrait shots and photos taken with the supplied flash show no red-eye.
Deliver a look at the sample images captured with both cameras below.
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Sample Photos
Panasonic Lumix LX100 Sample Photos
The LX100 II and LX100 both come forward 4K UHD video recording along with FullHD video. You can view some sample footage, captured with both cameras, here:
The LX100 II acquisitions the same battery as the LX100, however, the LX100 II now supports USB charging, so you can charge the camera with just a MicroUSB cable and a USB socket – whether that's from a USB partition adapter, laptop or computer USB socket, or a portable USB charger. A 300 shot battery life is what the LX100 has so we expect the LX100 II to have the yet.
The Panasonic Lumix LX100 was originally available for £699 but this has since been reduced by about £200 to £499. The LX100 II will be available for £849 from 1 October.
For more details on the new Panasonic Lumix LX100 II, convey a look at our hands-on review.
|Panasonic Lumix is Panasonic’s brand of digital cameras, ranging from pocket point-and-shoot models to digital SLRs LX100||Panasonic Lumix LX100 II|
|Max Fissure||f/1.7 – f/2.8||f/1.7 – f/2.8|
|35mm equivalent||24mm – 75mm||24mm – 75mm|
|Pixels||12.8Mp (Megapixels)||17Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor||Physical MOS Sensor|
|Sensor Size||Micro Four Thirds||Four Thirds|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data||No Data|
|Sensor Size (extreme fell)||No Data||No Data|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/16000sec||1/16000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec||1800sec|
|Bulb mode||No Data||Yes|
|ISO sensitivity||100 – 25600||100 – 25600|
|Optical Zoom with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel Video||Yes||Yes|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2|
|Battery Type||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh)||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh)|
|Battery Verve (CIPA rating)||300shots||300shots|
|Box Contents||Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AC Cable, USB Cable, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Hot Shoe Substitute, External Flash, Flash Storage Bag, Shoulder Strap, DVD||Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AC Cable, USB Cable, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Hot Shoe Defray, External Flash, Flash Storage Bag, Shoulder Strap, DVD|
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