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Panasonic Lumix LX100

Panasonic Lumix LX100

With manual controls, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera in black is a sophisticated Four Thirds format point-and-shoot with manual controls that are meant to encourage and inspire creative expression. It has a wide, multi-aspect 4/3 display screen “The sensor is a type MOS sensor that produces 12.8MP still photos (4:3) as well as 4K Ultra HD video at 30 and 24 frames per second.

You also have the option of extracting high-resolution 8MP photos from the 4K video, allowing you to capture complete scenes without missing a single frame of action.

The built-in Leica DC Vario-Summilux zoom lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm, allowing you to capture anything from wide-angle to portrait-length views.

With an aperture range of f/1.7-2.8, the lens may be used in low-light circumstances and allows selective focus control for shallow depth of field photography, which is further improved by a nine-bladed aperture that produces a smooth representation of the background when the camera is not in focus.

When extra light is required, the camera has an inbuilt hot shoe, which allows you to utilize external flash units with the camera. A tiny flash unit is included with the camera, which matches the design and color of the body and has a GN of 23′ (7m) at ISO 100, which is sufficient for most situations.

The body is lightweight and small, and it is equipped with an electronic viewfinder as well as a back LCD screen. The high-density 2,764k-dot viewfinder allows you to securely frame your photographs, even in bright outside conditions, thanks to its high-density pixels.

The viewfinder properly reproduces colors and delivers about 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, so you can be confident that what you see is exactly what you’re shooting. The back 3.0 is a 3.0 “There is also a screen with a resolution of 921k dots that is available.

Panasonic Image App may also be used to manage the camera remotely and share images from linked mobile devices, thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connection.

“Sensor of the MOS type

The LX100 is equipped with a 4/3 “MOS image sensor with a size equal to that of Panasonic’s interchangeable lens mirrorless Micro Four Thirds cameras, but with a higher pixel density. According to the manufacturer, the high-sensitivity sensor is equipped with a multi-aspect sensor with a 16.8MP overall resolution, which allows you to make better use of the sensor’s height or breadth depending on the aspect ratio you’re shooting in.

Also by keeping an effective resolution of 12.8MP (in 4:3 mode), the volume of light is managed, resulting in crisper, more detailed images with decreased noise, even while shooting at ISO 25600.

Aspect Ratios in a Variety of Forms

When using the multi-aspect sensor, you may easily switch between 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect ratios by pressing a button on the lens barrel. This eliminates the need to navigate through menus.

Controls that are operated manually

The LX100 is intended to stimulate creativity by providing a comprehensive set of manual settings as well as powerful photographic capabilities. Aperture and zoom are controlled intuitively by dedicated lens rings, while shutter speed and exposure compensation are controlled by knobs on the top of the camera, which are conveniently located.

Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 24-75mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux Lens

Its built-in Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm, allowing it to capture viewpoints ranging from wide-angle to portrait-length in a variety of shooting situations.

A maximum aperture of f/1.7-2.8 is advantageous for working in low light circumstances over the whole zoom range, and it allows for better control over focus placement while shooting images with a narrow depth of field. To reduce chromatic aberrations across the zoom range while maintaining a sharp, clear picture, the lens design incorporates five aspherical elements, including two extra-low-dispersion lenses (ED lenses), into the lens design.

DFD Technology enables high-speed autofocus in low-light conditions.

Light Speed AF, a contrast-detection autofocus system, uses Depth from Defocus technology to significantly shorten the amount of time it takes to focus. It determines the distance between the subject and the camera in real-time by comparing two distinct photos with different sharpness levels. As a consequence, high-speed autofocus is achieved in around 0.14 seconds.

EVF with High-Resolution

Even in broad sunshine, the inbuilt 2764k-dot resolution viewfinder allows you to frame and snap images with ease. The viewfinder, which is based on the Adobe RGB color space, correctly reproduces the fundamental colors for more true-to-life colors, allowing you to accurately assess the colors in your environment.

Additionally, to ensure that you don’t miss any shooting opportunities, the Eye Sensor AF may be configured to begin auto-focusing the moment you glance into it.

Video recording in 4K UHD and Full HD resolutions

Use 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 frames per second in MP4 format to capture the best of the best. 4K video may be captured for up to 15 minutes on an SD card with UHS-I Speed Class 3. An SD card with this rating is required. The camera is also capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at 60 or 30 frames per second in MP4 or AVCHD codecs, respectively.

Take high-resolution stills from a 4K video recording.

In addition, the LX100 boasts the ability to employ 4K video as a high-speed burst shooting mode, allowing you to extract still images with an 8MP quality from the clip.

This results in pictures with sufficient resolution to allow for the enlargement and printing of high-quality photographs. In the 4K photo mode, the brightness level is set to 0-255 once the mode has been selected. With the aspect ratio switch, you may also choose between 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9.

Brackets

The camera can bracket photographs with a variety of aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1), white balance settings, and monochrome photo styles, in addition to the traditional exposure bracketing.

With 22 different filter effects, you have complete creative control.

expressing yourself, retro, old days; sepia tones; monochrome tones; dynamic monochrome tones; Rough monochrome tones; Silky monochrome tones; Impressive Art; High Dynamic; Cross Process; Toy Effect; Toy Pop; Bleach Bypass; Miniature Effect; Soft Focus; Fantasy; One Point Color; Sunshine;

Please keep in mind that the effects available change based on the shooting mode.

Included is an external flash.

When more light is required, use the camera’s built-in hot-shoe in conjunction with the provided external flash unit to get the desired result. When shooting at ISO 100, the flash has a guide number of 23′ (7 m).

WiFi (Wireless Internet Protocol) Connectivity

Because of the built-in Wi-Fi, you can use the Panasonic Image App on your mobile device to set focus and take photographs and movies when you’re away from your computer.

You can then instantaneously post and share photographs to social networking sites, as well as attach position information to the image using the GPS log on your smartphone or tablet, all from the convenience of your own home.

With NFC capability, you may quickly sync a smartphone or tablet that is NFC-compatible with the camera by just touching it to the camera. Alternatively, you can sync by scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor.

Additional Characteristics

  • The shutter speed is quick
  • Burst shooting at 11 frames per second with the mechanical shutter; up to 40 frames per second with the electronic shutter
  • This is a time-lapse photograph.
  • Video with a stop motion effect
  • Control over the gamma curve for the highlights and shadows
  • Focus Using the control ring to peak
  • Level gauge with a digital display
  • The filter thread is 43mm in diameter.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Specs

MSRP$899
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Max resolution4112 x 3088
Other resolutions4112 x 3088, 4272 x 2856, 4480 x 2520, 3088 x 3088, 2976 x 2232, 3120 x 2086, 3840 x 2160, 2240 x 2240, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 1408, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels13 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
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-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4X)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points49
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.39×
Viewfinder resolution2,764,000
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
Flash range7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash modesAuto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Continuous drive11.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Resolutions3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)393 g (0.87 lb / 13.86 oz)
Dimensions115 x 66 x 55 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.17″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

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