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Panasonic Unveils the Lumix DC-LX100 II

- 6 years ago

In a swanky hotel in the east end of London yesterday, we were presented with the latest iteration of Panasonic’s successful LX series of premium compact cameras. Now in its seventh generation, the new camera has just about everything for street photographers; it’s small, light and boasts an impressive range of high-end specifications

This new camera from Lumix has an analogue-style functionality and, jam-packed with clever functionality and serious imaging power delivers great results from its super-small form factor.

  • 4/3 17 mp sensor
  • Multi-aspect sensor
  • F1.7 – 2.8 Leica DC Lens 24-75mm
  • Aperture ring control ring
  • 2760 dot EVF – [fixed] 0.38″ 0.7x magnification
  • WiFi & Bluetooth – can use as remote shutter/auto transfer [always on]
  • L monochrome as introduced in the G9 – D grain effect for all monochrome mode
  • 3cm macro shooting
  • Filter Effect in certain modes
  • 4K Photo – 8mp stills
  • New 4K photo functions
  • 4k unlimited 30fps burst mode
  • USB charging [for the first time]
  • Sequence composition

Product shots from the London launch

The Lumix LX100 II’s dedicated aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial or exposure compensation dial allow the user direct and intuitive control at all times. It hits crazy-high-speed auto-focus [AF] of approx 0.10 seconds, and high speed burst shooting at 11 frames per second [fps].

Ultra high-definition 4K video and 4K Photo for unmissable moments

Panasonic’s 4K Photo function takes advantage of 4K video recording to allow users to shoot at up to 30fps and pluck frames as 8-megapixel stills directly in the camera. New additions include an Auto Marking function, which enables quicker jumping to the most appropriate frame; and Sequence Composition, the merging of various frames to create a special effect.

Post Focus and Focus Stacking functions have also been added, plus Light Composition mode can be used to create dramatic firework or night scenery shots with ease.

Sample images shot during the London launch

Added L.Monochrome D mode and grain effect

L.Monochrome D has been added to the monochrome Picture Styles options, which creates dynamic black and white images, emphasising highlights and shadows in the frame. You can now choose from different grain strengths to add a filmic quality to monochrome images.

Be sure to bookmark and follow our social handles as we’ll be getting hands on the new Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for a little longer than we had for the launch event – the results of which will land in #TheMeasure in the near future.

Pricing and availability

The new DC-LX100 II from Lumix will ship from the 1st October come with an RRP of £849
Pre-orders will enjoy a free gift in the shape of a Goal Zero 7800 milliamp USB power bank

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.