Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

Because of its great image quality and small size, this Lumix DC-LX100 II Digital Camera from Panasonic is an improvement over the company’s previous model while still maintaining many of its most cherished characteristics.

With a big 17MP 4/3″ image sensor, the camera is capable of producing detailed still photographs as well as recording stunning 4K video at 24 or 30 frames per second. A zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm equivalent) with a brilliant f/1.7-2.8 aperture range makes the Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens included inside the camera more than capable of handling a variety of low-light situations.

Having complete manual control over exposure through on-camera dials provides for greater creative flexibility because it lets you maintain your eyes on the 2760k-dot electronic viewfinder rather than clicking through menus, which allows for better creative freedom. Using the 3″ LCD touchscreen, you can easily alter the camera’s settings and control the focus.

Sensor with a resolution of 17MP and a width of 4/3″

High-resolution photos, as well as bright 4K video at 30/24 frames per second, are produced by this sensor. The camera’s expanded ISO range of 100-25600 gives a high degree of adaptability that allows it to be used for a wider range of creative applications.

Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8

Featuring a brilliant maximum aperture at both ends of its 24-75mm (35mm equivalent) focal length range, this lens offers outstanding control over the depth of field and performs well in low-light settings.

Within its 11-element, eight-group construction, the lens incorporates a number of aspherical elements and ED lenses, which work together to efficiently reduce distortion and aberrations in the image.

4K video and 4K photography are now available.

It is able to capture 4K video at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at either 30 or 24 frames per second. Aside from that, individual frame grabs from video recording may be accomplished using the 4K Photo mode, which can capture entire JPEG photos with EXIF data from the 4K video that has been captured.

3″ LCD TFT Touchscreen with Electronic Viewfinder & Electronic Viewfinder

The bright 3″ 1240k-dot back touchscreen allows you to instantly preview your photographs and make adjustments to your camera settings. The Live View electronic viewfinder allows you to make exposure adjustments while still keeping your attention on your topic when you are shooting via the camera.

WiFi (Wireless Internet Protocol) Connectivity

Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity options are included in the Lumix LX100 II, allowing you to couple the camera with your chosen mobile device without the need for an additional adapter.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Specs

Body typeLarge sensor compact
Max resolution4736 x 3552
Other resolutions4928 x 3288 (3:2), 5152 x 2904 (16:9), 3552 x 3552 (1:1)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels17 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
Focal length (Equiv.)24–75 mm
Optical zoom3.1×
Maximum apertureF1.7–2.8
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4.3x – 6.2x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points49
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,240,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Viewfinder resolution2,760,000
Minimum shutter speed1800 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes
Continuous drive11.0 fps
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionDMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA)340
Weight (inc. batteries)392 g (0.86 lb / 13.83 oz)
Dimensions115 x 66 x 64 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.52″)
Orientation sensorYes

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