Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II
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The Panasonic DC-LX100 II is an enthusiast compact with a 17MP Four Thirds sensor that allows the camera to maintain the same field-of-view at 16:9, 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios. The LX100 II uses the same 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 Leica DC lens and shares the same design, including dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation, plus a ring for adjusting the aperture. A custom control ring can also be found around the lens. The LX100 II has a 1.24M-dot touchscreen LCD and 2.76M-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder.
The camera can shoot continuously at 5.5 fps with continuous autofocus or 11 fps with AE/AF lock. As before, the LX100 II can capture UHD 4K video, which also allows for 4K Photo, Post Focus and Sequence Composition features. It has Panasonic's latest Picture Styles, including the high-contrast L.Monochrome D mode, to which a random grain effect can be added.
The LX100 II has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with the latter maintaining a constant connection that allows for quick remote control and auto image transfer.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||4736 x 3552|
|Effective pixels||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–75 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||392 g (0.86 lb / 13.83 oz)|
|Dimensions||115 x 66 x 64 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.52″)|
The LX100 II is a small, engaging enthusiast compact. Its bright 24-75mm equivalent lens and multi-aspect design make it highly flexible. Only the cropped video and slightly basic viewfinder stop this lightly-refreshed camera reasserting itself as a clear leader in this class.
Good for: Enthusiasts looking for an enjoyable always-with-them tool
Not so good for: Anyone needing something truly pocketable
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