Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Price in USA

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Price in US

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is an enthusiast zoom compact camera that has a resolution of 17 megapixels and a lens that has an equivalent focal length range of 1.7-2.8. It makes use of up to 85% of the area of a sensor that is sized for Four Thirds in order to offer a choice of aspect ratios while maintaining the same field of vision.

The LX100 II has a large number of external control points, similar to the Mark I, but in addition, it has a touchscreen that may be used to speed up tasks such as positioning the AF point and engaging with the customizable function menu. The Mark I did not have a touchscreen.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Price in USA

$797.99 $997.99 10 used from $734.15 6 new from $797.99
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The LX100 II has a number of the innovative new features that have been created by the firm since the debut of the first model in addition to the sensor that has a greater resolution. It also adds Panasonic’s better color rendering, which was introduced with the GH5, which should result in more appealing JPEG output. This is likely the most crucial improvement, though.

The end product is a camera that is ideal for enthusiastic amateur photographers; it is not exactly pocketable but is convenient to carry and take along on trips. Its remarkable adaptability is due in large part to the relatively big sensor and brilliant lens, but the fact that it faces stiff competition from Sony’s RX100 line of compact cameras with high-end capabilities means that it is not as remarkable a camera as its predecessor was in 2014.

This is the first camera that Panasonic has advertised to a large extent as a “Mark II” edition of an existing product, and the fact that it is the LX100 II offers an idea of how far the device has evolved. Although it has a few changes and enhancements that will be noticeable to the majority of users, it is nevertheless very similar to its immediate predecessor in many respects.

The sensor and the CPU have undergone the most significant revisions. It was the LX3 that introduced Panasonic’s multi-aspect design in 2008: it employs multiple crops from its sensor to deliver a range of aspect ratios that keep the same diagonal angle of view. This means that you don’t lose your wide-angle capabilities simply because you moved to 16:9 aspect ratio.

The LX100 II utilizes the same 20 megapixel CMOS sensor that is found in the DC-GX9; but, due to the multi-aspect nature of the camera, you are only ever able to use up to 17 megapixels, which is 187 mm2 of the sensor (the full sensor area of 4/3 is 225 mm2). The sensor does not include an anti-aliasing filter, which means that there is a larger possibility of aliasing but also a minor chance that the image will be somewhat sharper (depending on how sharp the lens is).

Because you never get to use the entire sensor region with this method, you don’t exactly receive the full benefit of the sensor’s capability in terms of image quality, despite the fact that you paid for it. This is a drawback of the system. However, as the diagram to the right demonstrates, very little space is wasted. The creative potential provided by the multi-aspect design, along with the prompt of its prominently located switch, have generally led us to the conclusion that this tiny disadvantage is more than compensated for.

In addition, the LX100 II is equipped with the CPU found in the GX9, which results in enhanced JPEG color and sharpness as well as a rethought menu structure.

The addition of a touchscreen is yet another significant alteration (3″ in size, with 1.24 million dots). It makes use of the same touchscreen interface that Panasonic has been developing and refining over the course of the last eight years.

Touchpad AF is the standout feature (which Panasonic pioneered), which allows you to position the AF point using the LCD while your eye is on the finder. This is the feature that makes the camera stand out. Users have the option to place objects using either relative coordinates (similar to a touchpad on a laptop) or absolute coordinates (touch the exact area on which to focus). You are not, however, able to confine the active area to a particular part of the screen, so preventing it from being restricted to a zone that can be reached by your finger (but not by your nose).

A touch-friendly and customisable version of the Q.Menu that comes with the camera is also available.

The LX100 II now has a total of ten customisable buttons thanks to the inclusion of a touchscreen, which also brings the number of’soft buttons’ available for customization to five. However, we believe that the majority of people who use an LX100 will appreciate the fact that they can now pick an AF point much more quickly than they could with the previous model.

Video

The Mark II adds Bluetooth, which enables a device to remain linked to a camera without using an excessive amount of battery life from either the camera or the smart device. Keeping this connection active makes the process of establishing a complete Wi-Fi connection for the transmission of images go much more quickly. You still have the ability to reprocess Raw images in the camera, which is useful if you want to make adjustments before sharing your photos, such as changing the color mode or the white balance.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Specifications

Price
MSRP$999
Body type
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
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 photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
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
File formatJPEG (Exif v.2.31)Raw (Panasonic RW2)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–75 mm
Optical zoom3.1×
Maximum apertureF1.7–2.8
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4.3x – 6.2x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points49
Screen / viewfinder
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
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed1800 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Exposure modesProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes
Flash X sync speed1/4000 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuous (H/M/L)Self-timer
Continuous drive11.0 fps
Self-timerYes
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
Videography features
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
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
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″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone
8.5Expert Score
Good

The LX100 II is an enthusiast compact camera that is both tiny and engaging. Because of its brilliant 24-75mm equivalent lens and its multi-aspect construction, it offers a great deal of versatility. The only things that prevent this modestly updated camera from reasserting itself as the undisputed champion in this category are the cropped video and the rather rudimentary viewfinder.

Build quality
9.5
Ergonomics & handling
9
Features
9.5
Image quality
8
Performance
8.5
Connectivity
8.5
Value
7
Pros
  • Bright zoom lens.
  • Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth.
  • Options for recording and taking photos in 4K.
  • Clearly defined control arrangement.
  • A burst rate of 11 frames per second.
  • Image sensor for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
  • Touch LCD.
Cons
  • Pricey.
  • Not nearly pocket-friendly.
  • Does not have flash within the body.
  • LCD that does not move.
  • There is no mic input.

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