Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX100 combines a fast zoom lens and a four thirds sensor, in a stylish body with enthusiast-friendly controls and a built-in viewfinder. Andy Westlake finds out whether it lives up to its considerable promise

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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LCD viewfinder:


  • - Excellent image quality from Four Thirds sensor
  • - Intuitive dial-based controls
  • - Fast lens is useful for low light shooting
  • - Built-in electronic viewfinder


  • - Fixed LCD screen that isn’t touch-sensitive
  • - EVF color rendition can be misleading
  • - Limited telephoto range


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review – Specification


Sensor:12.8-million-pixel, four thirds MOS
Output size:4112 x 3088 (4:3 aspect ratio)
Focal length mag:2.2x
Lens:24-75mm equivalent, f/1.7-2.8
File format:JPEG, raw (RW2)
Shutter speeds:60-1/16000sec + time
ISO:200-25,600 (ISO 100 extended)
Exposure modes:iAuto, PASM
Metering:Multi, centre, spot
Drive:11fps, 6.5fps (with live view and AF)
Movies:4K (3840 x 2160) at 24fps, built-in stereo mic
Viewfinder:1280 x 720-pixel field sequential EVF
Display:3in, 921,000-dot resolution
Focusing:49-point contrast-detect
Memory card:SDHC, SDXC
Dimensions:114.8 x 66.2 x 55mm
Weight:393g with battery and card
  1. 1. Features
  2. 2. Build and handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. First Look
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review – Specification
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