It may look like a relatively minor update over its predecessor, but Panasonic’s latest enthusiast-focused compact is still an excellent camera

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Build/Handling:
Metering:
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Pros:

  • + Relatively large Four Thirds sensor gives excellent image quality
  • + Large-aperture lens is great for selective focus and low-light shooting
  • + Aspect-ratio switch encourages compositional creativity
  • + Manual control dials make for an engaging shooting experience

Cons:

  • - 16:9 field-sequential viewfinder isn’t great
  • - Lack of screen articulation hinders shooting at unusual angles
  • - Large body won’t suit those looking for a pocket camera
  • - Lens is very prone to flare when shooting into the sun

Product:

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£849.00

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Specifications

Lumix LX100 II

 

Verdict

A fine enthusiast-focused compact with a great lens and controls, but slightly let down by its viewfinder and screen

Details

Sensor:17MP Four Thirds MOS
Lens:24-75mm equivalent, f/1.7-2.8
Focal length magnification:2.2x
Max output size (4:3):4736 x 3552
Max output size (3:2):4928 x 3288
Max output size (16:0):5152 x 2904
Max output size (1:1):3552 x 3552
Shutter speeds (mechanical):60-1/4000sec
Shutter speeds (electronic):1-1/16000sec
Sensitivity:ISO 200-25,600 (standard) ISO 100 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, iAuto
Metering modes:Multiple / Centre-weighted / Spot
Exposure compensation:+/- 3EV via dial, +/- 5EV via menu
Continuous shooting:11 fps max, 5.5fps with AF-C
Viewfinder:2.76M dot equivalent, 0.7x magnification
Screen:3in, 1.28M dot touchscreen
Video:4K (3840 x 2160) 30fps
External mic:No
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS I)
Power:DMW-BLG10E Li-ion
Battery life:Up to 340 shots per charge
Dimensions:115.0 x 66.2 x 64.2mm
Weight:392g (including battery and card)
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II review
  2. 2. Lumix LX100 II: Features
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Body and Design
  4. 4. Lumix LX100 II: Viewfinder and screen
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Autofocus
  6. 6. Panasonic LX100 II: Performance
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Image quality
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Verdict
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: Specifications
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