The DMC-LX100 is designed to render breathtaking gradation and rich textures in all their natural beauty. It incorporates a new 4/3-inch large High Sensitivity MOS sensor with multiple aspect ratios. By keeping the resolution to 12.8 Mpx* (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 ISO 25600.
* Sensor total pixel is 16.8 Mpx.
The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens boasts an F1.7-2.8 brightness, high speed, high detail and corner-to-corner resolution. 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.
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. Aim the camera and look into the 2,764K-dot equivalent high resolution LVF (Live View Finder) and your right hand will naturally rest on the exposure compensation dial. With the DMC-LX100, the photographer and the camera quickly become one.
For more creative freedom, the DMC-LX100 integrates Creative Control (Filter), Creative Panorama and Photo Style. Notably, aperture and shutter speed can be adjusted while applying Creative Control filter, to further inspire the photographers’ creativity. Combining these and other functions allows virtually unlimited expression.
The 4K Photo leverages the camera’s 4K video recording capability and cuts out a 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage*, enabling users to capture spur-of-the-moment shots which are often missed in still image photography. Once the 4K Photo mode is entered, the luminance level is adjusted to 0-255, which is suitable for photos. You can also choose your desired aspect ratio (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9).
* 4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes. When recording videos in 4K, use an SD 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. The newly adopted 9-aperture diaphragm also helps to produce bokeh with a smooth, circular shape.
The Venus Engine features Multi-Process NR, 3D Colour Control and Aperture Filter to achieve high colour 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 Multi-aspect ratio function in LUMIX lets you record images in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio with the same angle of view and can quickly be set with the aspect switch on the lens barrel.
Stunning macro shots can be taken with a minimum focusing distance of 3 cm (wide) and 30 cm (tele). You can shoot close-ups with the DMC-LX100 to express the spectacular details of flowers, animals, insects, etc., and the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for 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% colour 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. Also, a 3.0-inch, 921K-dot rear monitor is 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.
A high shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast moving subjects. You can open the aperture even outdoors (Max. 1/16000 sec) with an electronic shutter reducing washouts even under strong sunlight.
High-speed burst shooting is possible at 11 fps at full resolution and together with a quick start-up and a short release time lag, the DMC-LX100 will make sure you catch those fleeting shooting opportunities.
Manual control is easy thanks to the Control Ring, which enables direct, intuitive control over frequently-used functions and settings. The Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF modes. It is also available in remote photo / video shooting with a smartphone / 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 simultaneously (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1).
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 and 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 is capable of developing RAW image in-camera. In addition to the colour space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight / shadow, saturation, noise reduciton, sharpness or hue can be adjusted while applying LUMIX's Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control or Intelligent Resolution.
Creative Control gives you expressive power to turn ordinary situations into special photos and videos. Now it is possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode. The Creative Panorama function lets you apply artistic effects to images to create dynamic 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 Colour, Sunshine
Note: Available effects vary depending on the shooting mode.
With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
By simply touching an NFC-compatible device to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects you to Wi-Fi®.
You can instantly upload and share your images on an SMS using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.
You can tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to the preferred social media.
A compact external flash (GN7/ISO100 m, GN10/ ISO200 m) that goes with the body colour of the camera is bundled to be mounted on the hot shoe. For even more expandability, the DMC-LX100 is compatible with optional DMW-FL360L and FL580L flash for wireless flash recording functions. You can also mount the optional DMW-VF1 OVF (Optical View Finder) on the hot shoe.
The DMC-LX100 features an outstanding 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps / 24 fps in MP4). You can use 4K video as high-speed burst shots, and cut out magical moments with 8-Mpx resolution. The DMC-LX100 also supports Full HD (1920 x 1080), 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 format.
• 4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes. When recording videos in 4K, use an SD card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
• Motion picture in AVCHD can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
• Motion picture in MP4 (FHD/HD/VGA) can be recorded 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 slow moving clouds. The series of consequential images can be combined to produce a time lapse video.
The Stop Motion Animation function enables the production of stop motion (stop frame) video on the camera with pictures that were sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect gives the illusion of the object moving by itself.
The manual ring gives you easy, fingertip control over the iris, focus, zoom and exposure settings.
Manual assist lets you quickly gauge focal crispness by enlarging a section of your composition by up to 10x.
Experimenting with depth of field can add character and expression to your images.
The LX100 offers a number of different settings including analog program mode (both shutter & aperture set to A), aperture & shutter priority, and full manual control.
The LX100 has a high definition Live View Finder (LVF) with a resolution of 2764K. This allows for precise composition in strong sunlight with 100% field of view.
With a refresh rate of 60 fps, this is perfect for action photography.
Add dynamic quality to your images by experimenting with shutter speed.
The LX100 offers automatic mode (both shutter & aperture set to A), shutter priority and full manual control.
Using exposure control, you can make fine adjustments to accommodate unusual lighting conditions, add lens filters and over/under-expose images intentionally for effect.