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.
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.
Great Lens, Compact Body
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.
A Supremely Creative Tool
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.
Where Functions Meet Effects
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.
A New Form of Photo 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.
Smooth, Beautiful Defocus Effect
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.
Advanced Image Processor
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.
Multiple Aspect Ratios
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.
3cm Macro Shooting
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.
2,764k-dot Equiv. High Resolution LVF
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
Light Speed AF with DFD Technology
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
* CIPA standard. The zoom position is in wide range. When using Live View Finder.
Fast Shutter Speed
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.
11 fps Burst Shooting
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.
Focus Peaking Function with Control Ring
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
Monochrome in Photo Style
The Monochrome Filter (Ye/Or/R/G) of the
Photo Style function creates rich
expression using the limited hues of
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 / Shadow Control
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).
RAW Data Development in Camera
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 /
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.
Remote Shooting /
With the "Panasonic Image App", you
can utilize a smartphone / tablet as
controller to zoom, set the focus and
shoot from a distance.
Simply touching an NFC-compatible
smartphone / tablet to the camera, or
scanning the QR code connects Wi-Fi®.
You can instantly upload and share
your images on social media 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.
UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY
Rich Options for Expandability
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.
4K Video and
1920 x 1080p Full-HD Video
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-megapixel
resolution. The DMC-LX100 also supports full-HD 1920 x
1080 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive format or MP4
• 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
• Motion pictures in MP4 (FHD/HD/VGA) can be recorded for up to 29
minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
Manual Video Recording
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.
Time Lapse Shot
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.
Stop Motion Animation
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.