Fleeting moments become works of art. The remarkable lens and large sensor of this compact camera combine with high technology and analog-like operation to meet the creator's intent for the ultimate photo experience.
* Actual resolution: 3840 x 2160p
4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
The DMC-LX100 is designed to render its breathtaking gradation and rich textures in all their natural beauty. It newly incorporates a 4/3-inch large High Sensitivity MOS sensor with multiple aspect ratios. By keeping the resolution to 12.8-megapixel* (in 4:3 setting), the amount of light is maintained to improve the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise even when shot at ISO25600. Take the DMC-LX100, with its stunning image quality packed into a compact body, everywhere you go.
* Sensor total pixel is 16.8-megapixel.
F1.7-2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens
The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens boasts an F1.7-2.8 brightness, high speed and high detail and resolution corner-to-corner. The lens unit consists of 11 elements in 8 groups with 5 aspherical lenses including 2 ED lenses. To fit the camera body with its large 4/3-inch sensor, a new structure was designed that moves the entire lens group while Panasonic’s original centering technology enhances the lens alignment sharpness. This lens also produces stunningly beautiful defocusing together with the large MOS sensor.
Attractive Controls for Camera Enthusiasts
Turn the aperture ring with your left hand and operate the shutter speed dial with your right hand. These two controls adjust the exposure, which is critical for picture quality. Then aim the camera and look into the 2,764k-dot equivalent high resolution LVF (Live View Finder). Your right hand will naturally rest on the exposure compensation dial. With the DMC-LX100, the photographer and the camera quickly become one.
Versatile Creative Features
For more creative freedom, the DMC-LX100 integrates a variety of artistic functions. Its fully open aperture creates beautiful defocus effects, the slow shutter speed lets you leave attractive light traces in the image, and Creative Control filters can be added as desired. The Monochrome Filter of the Photo Style function enables expressive monochrome photography, and the Creative Control filters can be applied to panorama photos. Combining these and other functions allows virtually unlimited expression.
Capturing High-resolution Photos from 4K Video
Enjoy true-to-life, high-resolution 4K video recording*. It ushers in a new form of creative 4K Photo by letting you cut out magical moments in 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent from 4K video footage. Once the 4K Photo mode is entered, the luminance level is adjusted to 0-255, which is suitable for photos. You can also choose either 4:3 or 3:2 in addition to 16:9 with the aspect switch.
* 4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens features optimization of optical design and 5 aspherical glass lenses, which are made possible by Panasonic's unique aspherical lens mold technology. This combines with the large MOS sensor to give your photos a shallow depth of field with an impressive defocus effect featuring invisible edge lines and onion ring. The newly adopted 9-aperture diaphragm also helps to produce bokeh with a smooth, circular shape.
The Venus Engine features Multi Process NR, Three Dimensional Color Control and Aperture Filter to achieve high color reproduction and high resolution images with natural description. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality that rivals that of D-SLRs.
The DMC-LX100 features multiple aspect ratio image recording. The Multi-aspect ratio function in LUMIX is "Multi-aspect" in the true sense because it lets you record images in the 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio with the same angle of view. The aspect can be set quickly with the aspect switch on the lens barrel.
Stunning macro shots can be shot with a minimum focusing distance of 3cm (wide) and 30cm (tele). You can shoot close-ups with the DMC-LX100 to express the spectacular details of flowers, insects and so on. POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for the handshake.
A variety of advanced functions are featured on the DMC-LX100 to expand the potential of advanced photographers. It allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials such as the aperture ring, control ring for zooming or focusing, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
The DMC-LX100 integrates an LVF (Live View Finder) with 2,764k-dot equivalent high resolution and approx. 100% color reproduction.* It assures stable framing and superb visibility even under strong sunlight. The Eye Sensor AF starts auto focusing by just looking into the LVF so you won't miss any shooting opportunities. A 3.0-inch 921k-dot rear monitor is also available.
* Based on the Adobe RGB color space, Panasonic in-house comparison based on the CIE 1931 x, y color space.
New DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology shortens the time to set focus. It instantaneously calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpness levels. As a result, ultra high speed AF of approx. 0.14 sec* is achieved.
* CIPA standard. The zoom position is in wide range. When using Live View Finder.
High shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec with a mechanical shutter enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment of fast moving subject. Max. 1/16000 sec with an electronic shutter lets you open the aperture even outdoors, and reduce washouts even under strong sunlight.
High-speed burst shooting is possible at 11 fps in full resolution. Together with a quick start-up and a short release time lag, the DMC LX100 will make sure you catch those fleeting shooting opportunities.
The Control Ring gives you intuitive manual focusing. For more practical control over focusing, the Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. The Focus Peaking function is also available for remote photo/video shooting with a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi®.
The Level Gauge lets the camera detect the horizontal / vertical angle of view which is convenient to make level in composition.
The Aspect Bracket function lets the camera take an image in all aspect ratios – 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 – simultaneously.
Taking advantage of digital photography, a WB (White Balance) bracket is available that records 3 images with different white balance parameters at a single shutter release.
The Monochrome Filter (Ye/Or/R/G) of the Photo Style function creates rich expression using the limited hues of monochrome images.
The Multi Exposure function lets you take up to 4 exposures in a single frame. You can layer subjects that wouldn't ordinarily appear in the same frame.
Highlight and shadow can be adjusted to achieve desired images without the use of image processing software. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 preset patterns (Higher Contrast, Lower Contrast, Brighten Shadow).
The DMC-LX100 can develop RAW-format images inside the camera, to adjust the following settings: Color Space Setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Contrast, Highlight / Shadow, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Intelligent Resolution, Sharpness
Creative Control filters let you add artistic and original expression to photos and videos. Now it is possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode. You can also create vertical / horizontal panoramic photos with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.
[Filter Effects] Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine
• Available effects vary depending on the shooting mode.
A practical external flash unit (GN10 ISO200・m / GN7 ISO100・m) that is the same color as the camera body can be mounted on the DMC-LX100. With a separately purchased DMW-FL360L / FL580L, wireless control and LED video light functions are available. On the shoe, the DMW-VF1 OVF (Optical View Finder) can be mounted.
The DMC-LX100 features an outstanding 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 25 fps / 24 fps in MP4). You can use 4K video as high-speed burst shots, and cut out magical moments with 8-megapixel resolution. The DMC-LX100 also supports full-HD 1920 x 1080 50p videos in AVCHD Progressive format or MP4 format.
• 4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
• Motion pictures in AVCHD can be recorded for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
• Motion pictures in MP4 (FHD/HD/VGA) can be recorded for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
The DMC-LX100 lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting the aperture and shutter speed. In addition, you can add different artistic effects to your videos by applying a Creative Control filter.
Leave the camera for stationary recording of subjects such as astronomical observation, flowers coming into bloom or scudding clouds. The series of consequent images can be combined in the camera to produce a time lapse video.
The Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appear as if it is moving by itself.