Remember the LX100? Potentially not as we’ve had a hefty amount of camera releases over the last few months. The compact fixed lens camera is one of the latest 4K offerings from Panasonic, and it’s now shipping.
The Panasonic LX100 was announced at Photokina this year, bringing manual 4K video in a tiny fixed lens package. Equipped with a micro 4/3 sensor and 24-75mm (35mm equivalent) lens it has the potential to serve very well as a compact carry around, or where a tiny manual camera is required (aerial photography immediately springs to mind).
Here’s the specification for the LX100
12 Active Megapixel micro 4/3 CMOS Sensor
10.9-34mm f/1.7-2.8 lens (24-75mm 35mm equivalent)
Optical Image Stabilization
ISO range 200-25600
60 minute recording cap
Up to 60fps 1080
Up to 30 fps 3840X2160
3.0″ LCD screen
Built in WiFi
As the camera is already on our office desk, a full review and sample footage are coming soon!
It is still a bit early to know if the good got better but one thing is for sure, the new Panasonic LX100 with its four/thirds sensor size and 4K resolution for video recording is an interesting camera to consider when lightweight traveling, aerial shooting or low-key filming is required.
The other interesting achievement in this camera is its lens. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1.7-F2.8 lens, with a zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equivalent) is suitable for all kinds of shooting.
The LUMIX LX100 comes with new focus options such as a manual focus ring and a newly developed auto focus system.
The camera offers high quality video recording in 4K 3840×2160 at 30/25 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 50p videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. A dedicated button on the top of the camera’s body lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos, meaning you can always capture the moment as it happens. The LX100 also offers ‘4KPhoto mode’ which allows users to easily capture a still image from 4K video footage shot on the camera.
Panasonic LX100 introduction video:
Panasonic LX100 sample footage (try watching it in 4K):
Expected availability: Beginning of November 2014