Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Preview

Panasonic has announced the sixth generation of its high-end LX camera series, with the new Lumix DMC-LX100. As the successor to the DMC-LX7, the LX100 has a 12.8-megapixel Micro Four Thirds HS MOS image sensor mated to the Venus Engine image processor and a 3x optical zoom (24-75mm equivalent) zoom lens. The LX100 is not only capable of Full 1080p HD video at 60 frames-per-second, but also 4K Video recording at 30 frames-per-second as well as a Hybrid Photography 4K mode which allows users to take still photos from any 4K video.

Other high-end LX100 features include 11 frames-per-second high speed shooting, an extremely fast AutoFocus, a number of Creative Filters, Panorama modes, Wi-Fi & NFC technologies for remotely controlling the camera from compatible smartphones and tablets, and modes like Focus Peaking, highlight/shadow control, and Level Gauge to ensure your photographs are properly framed and exposed.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Features:
  • 12.8MP Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS image sensor
  • Venus Engine image processor
  • Mutli Process NR
  • Random Filter
  • Aperture Filter
  • 3x optical zoom (24-75mm 35mm equivalent) LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens
    • f/1.7-2.8
  • 16:9 widescreen Live View Finder
  • 4K Video @ 30p
  • Full 1080p Video @ 60p
  • Hybrid Photography 4K Photo mode
  • DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology
  • 11fps High Speed Shooting
  • 0.14 second Light Speed AF
  • 1/4,000(mechanical) and 1/16,000(electronic) high speed shutter speed
  • Creative Control (Filter)
  • Creative Panorama
  • Photo Style
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Focus Peaking
  • Level Gauge
  • WB (white balance) bracket
  • highlight/shadow control
  • RAW capable

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 will be available by the end of October (2014). Pricing has not yet been announced.

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