Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Review

Overall 47
Imaging 18
Features 59
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 17.0 MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 25600 (Expands to 100)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 115 x 66 x 64 mm
  • Weight: 392 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Panasonic LX100.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Summary

This review is devoted to Lumix DC-LX100 II that Panasonic has first introduced to the public in Aug 22, 2018. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 17.0 MP and a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Panasonic released to replace their older product LX100.

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #46 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #200 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.7-2.8
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Max Native Iso: 25600
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 49
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 11.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 340 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II has the following external dimensions 115 x 115 x 64 mm (45.28 x 25.98 x 25.2″) with the weight of 392 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 64mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II — 340 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II — 64 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II — 392 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Photo and Sensor Features

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II comes with Venus Engine processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 17.0 MP and is equipped with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II has the following ISO range 200 - 25600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II features a 17.0 MP Four Thirds sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Four Thirds sensor featured in Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

LCD and ViewFinder

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,240k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,760k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II are its 11.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, Lumix DC-LX100 II comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Lumix DC-LX100 II unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

In addition, Lumix DC-LX100 II has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II allows you to save files in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of Lumix DC-LX100 II.

Lumix DC-LX100 II comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Lumix DC-LX100 II is equipped with its USB DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Lumix DC-LX100 II with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II provides a shooting life of 340, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.

Compared to all models in the Large Sensor Compact category, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II offers the highest battery life that reaches 340 shots.

How Good is Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Lumix DC-LX100 II to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 52. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large Four Thirds(17.3 x 13 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (115 x 66 x 64 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II can be called a 86 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (11.0 fps)

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Small battery life (340 shots)

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor
  • Big size (115 x 66 x 64 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 74. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II can be called a 74 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (17 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Detailed Specs

General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-LX100 II
Announced Aug 22, 2018
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,240k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,760k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.7
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 1800 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 7
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.90 mm2
Sensor Resolution 17.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4736 x 3552
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 392 g
Physical Dimensions 115 x 66 x 64 mm
Battery Life 340 shots
Battery Type 340 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage Slots 1

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