Panasonic Lumix LX100 Successor Comes with Major Upgrades

August 23, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Panasonic is bringing into stores its new compact camera with an aim to serve the demands for a bigger sensor. The new Lumix LX100 II camera comes with a bigger 17MP Four Thirds MOS sensor that’s higher than what was featured on the predecessor version of the camera.

The Lumix LX100 II has also improved over the 12.8 MP sensor in the predecessor in terms of ISO outputs. Even at higher ISOs, the Lumix LX100 II manages to deliver images with much lower noise levels. In effect, you can get much cleaner shots even at 25,600 ISO.

The next addition in the device is the touchscreen that lets users easily play round with focus points, exposure and other functions. There’s also a new grip made available on the camera, which although hasn’t taken away the classic look of the device.

Coming to the lens, Panasonic has stuck with the 24-75mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.7-2.8 lens from Leica. It delivers a max AF-S shooting speed of 11 fps. There’s also the new wide-screen 2,764k dot electronic viewfinder in the device.

The combo lets you shoot videos and photos at 4K resolutions. Regarding shooting modes, Panasonic has added L.Monochrome and L.Monochrome D shooting modes to deliver more enhanced shadows and highlights in the images without loss of detail. On the connectivity front, the Lumix LX100 II is equipped with WiFi as well as Bluetooth LE.

All these upgrades have simultaneously also increased the pricing of the camera. The LX100 II comes priced at $999 (£850), which is still less than some of the rival cameras with similar offerings. The device will be hitting the stores during October.

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