Panasonic today announces the Lumix LX100 II. Now in its seventh generation, the acclaimed LX series is the ideal companion for street photographers, being small and light while still featuring many high-end technical specifications.
Along with a new 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, the LX100 II houses a Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 24-75mm for superb versatility.
An LVF (Live View Finder) joins a new 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen, giving you the flexibility to compose your images however you want to. Other fantastic features include 4K Video and 4K Photo, the introduction of new Monochrome Photo Styles, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus USB charging for power boosts on the move.
Micro Four Thirds Large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
The Lumix LX100 II integrates a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving effective 17.0 megapixel in 4:3 aspect. A boost in resolution when compared to the original LX100 camera, the extra pixels ensure high resolution no matter which one you choose to shoot in – pick from 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 and 16:9.
Approximately 1.6x larger than a one-inch type sensor, the new sensor boasts excellent signal to noise ratio, resulting in a dramatic reduction in noise when shooting at the maximum ISO setting of 25,600.
Meanwhile, the latest Venus Engine renders vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction.
24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 (equivalent) lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 3cm Macro Shot
Providing a 3.1x optical zoom, the 24-75mm equivalent lens is close to the classic 24-70mm focal length. Giving you the flexibility to shoot a diverse range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, the lens also benefits from a wide f/1.7-f/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh and fantastic low-light shooting.
Equipped with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser), and comprising 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, you can be sure that your shots will be sharp and superbly defined.
Macro shots can be captured beautifully thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 3cm (wide) and 30cm (tele).
Intuitive controls, easy composition and high-speed response
Along with a high-resolution (2764k-dot) Live View Finder, offering a 100% field of view and excellent magnification (0.7x, 35mm equivalent), significant improvements have been made to the rear LCD screen.
Ultra high-definition 4K video and 4K Photo for unmissable moments
Panasonic’s advanced 4K Photo function takes advantage of 4K video recording to allow you to shoot at up to 30fps and extract the perfect moment 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.
LX100 II will be available from 1st October and RRP £849/€949. The LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and will not replace the current LX100.