Body Elements

We told you about the lens on the intro page, but here it is again. It's a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8.

Since the lens protrudes further out from the body that on the LX7, the LX100 is a bit too large to be pocketable.

The lens features a 43mm filter thread, so you can attach filters without the need for adapters.

Something that got sacrificed on the LX100 to make room for the EVF is a built-in flash. Instead, Panasonic includes this small external flash in the box. It has a guide number of 7m at ISO 100, which is typical for a 'small flash that we're bundling with the camera'.

The LX100 has the same multi-aspect feature as its predecessors, and changing the ratio just takes a click of the switch you see here.

Here is the hot shoe, with the stereo microphone above it. The shoe supports TTL operation with Panasonic and compatible third party flashguns.

One of the new dials on the LX100 is for changing the shutter speed. Once you hit the 'end' on the dial, you can keep going higher or lower using the dials.

'Time' exposure is like Bulb mode but involves pressing the shutter to start and stop exposure, rather than holding it down.

The power switch can be found underneath the dial.

The LX100 has a large electronic viewfinder with 2.76 million dot equivalent resolution. The EVF a field sequential system which may result in a 'rainbow effect' when you blink or rapidly pan the camera.

The eye sensor sits to the right of the EVF, with the diopter correction wheel next door.

At the center of the photo is the four-way controller, with the rear dial around it. The function of those direction buttons should be self-explanatory.

Under that is the Fn1 button, one of several controls which can be customized to your liking.

Speaking of which, the Q.Menu button opens a shortcut menu, which itself can be customized.
On the left of the lens you'll find the focus mode switch, which jumps from autofocus to manual focus, with a close-focus setting in the middle.

Further down on the camera's left flank is the NFC antenna for quickly establishing a Wi-FI connection.

On the right side of the camera, under a plastic cover, are the LX100's micro-HDMI and proprietary USB + A/V out ports.

The LX100 uses the 7.4Wh DMW-BLG10 lithium-ion battery. Straight out of the box, the camera gets 350 shots per charge, and that number drops to 300 when using the bundled flash.