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Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Digital Camera

With manual control dials and robust build quality, the LX100M2 is geared towards the creative photographer and camera enthusiast. With exceptional image quality, it is also an ideal second camera for when a DSLR or Mirrorless system is to

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Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 M2 - Summary

Panasonic have pushed the boat out with the spec on the LX100M2. The original was applauded for producing incredible, high quality images from a camera that is small enough to comfortably use for documentary style photography – and the spec has only got better on the Mark 2.

With manual control dials and robust build quality, the LX100M2 is geared towards the creative photographer and camera enthusiast. With exceptional image quality, it is also an ideal second camera for when a DSLR or Mirrorless system is too large. 

  • 4/3 inch 17MP sensor without low pass filter
  • F/1.7–2.8 Leica DC Lens (24-75mm)
  • 9 aperture blade ring for smooth bokeh
  • Manual controls: aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial
  • EVF (electronic view finder) with 2,760k-dot
  • Multi-aspect ratios (choose between 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 4:3)
  • Features for creative photography including L. Monochrome D, Grain effect, 3cm Macro and 22 filters.
  • New Venus engine
  • 3-inch touch LCD
  • 4K Photo/4K Video including auto marking, sequence composition and bulk saving
  • Post Focus & Focus Stacking
  • WiFi / Bluetooth Low Energy
  • USB Power Charging

Full Details

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 115.0 x 66.2 x 64.2 mm (4.53 x 2.61 x 2.53 inch)
Weight Approx. 392 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.86 lb / Approx. 350 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.77 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 17 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 4/3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 21.77 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F1.7 - 2.8 / 9 Diaphragm Blades (F1.7 - 16.0 (W), F2.8 - 16.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 3.1x
Focal Length f = 10.9 - 34mm/(24 - 75mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9)/(28 - 88mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(32 - 100mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3 in 4K PHOTO)/(31 - 97mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2 in 4K PHOTO)/(30 - 94mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 in 4K PHOTO / 4K video recording)/(34 - 106mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 in 4K PHOTO)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.3x (4:3 / 8.5M (M)), 6.2x (4:3 / 4M (S))
Intelligent Zoom 6.2x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX/11 elements in 8 groups/(5 aspherical lenses / 8 aspherical surfaces / 2 dual-sided aspherical surface ED lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S.
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 30 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus AF* / AF Macro* / MF *Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous)/Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, Eye Sensor AF,/Touch Pad AF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, AF+MF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), Low Light AF, Starlight AF
Post Focus Yes
Focus Stacking Yes
AF Metering Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
Shutter Shutter Speed [Still Image] Approx. 60 - 1/4,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)/Time (Approx. 30 min)
Shutter Speed [Motion Picture] Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec/Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (Video M Mode / MF Mode)
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.31) / RAW/4K PHOTO: MP4/Motion Picture: AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch), MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2ch)
Recording Modes Filter 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* (22 filters) *For photos only.
Recording Mode Intelligent Auto (by iA Button)/P, A, S, M (by Aperture Ring and Shutter Speed Dial)
Burst Shooting Mode (Approx.) [AFS] H: 11 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/[AFF/AFC] H: 5.5 frames/sec, M: 5.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
4K Photo Mode (*2) 4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 15 min/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/Exif Information: Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)/Auto Marking Function: Auto / Face Priority / Motion Priority (in 4K Burst mode and 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) MP4 [4K] 3840x2160 4K/30p: 100Mbps/[4K] 3840x2160 4K/25p: 100Mbps/[4K] 3840x2160 4K/24p: 100Mbps/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/60p: 28Mbps/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/30p: 20Mbps/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 20Mbps/[HD] 1280x720 HD/30p: 10Mbps/[HD] 1280x720 HD/25p: 10Mbps
AVCHD [Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)/[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF)
AVCHD FHD/50i: Approx. 90 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF)
MP4 4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 70 min/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 80 min
Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) AVCHD FHD/50p: Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF)
AVCHD FHD/50i: Approx. 45 min (rear monitor), 40 min (LVF)
MP4 4K/30p, 4K/25p: Approx. 35 min/FHD/60p, FHD/50p: Approx. 40 min
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (when set with the control ring / touch menu) (+/-3 EV for motion picture / 4K PHOTO), +/-3 EV (when set with the dial)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Still Image: Auto / i.ISO / 100* / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 *Extended ISO/Motion Picture: Auto / 100* / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 *Extended ISO/(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording 4:3 4736x3552 (17M) (L) / 3360x2520 (8.5M) (M) / 2368x1776 (4M) (S)/3:2 4928x3288 (16M) (L) / 3504x2336 (8M) (M) / 2496x1664 (4M) (S)/16:9 5152x2904 (15M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/1:1 3552x3552 (12.5M) (L) / 2528x2528 (6.5M) (M) / 1776x1776 (3M) (S)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color Temperature Setting/(2-axis adjustable)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, L. Monochrome D, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Color Tone**, Filter Effect**, Grain Effect**/*Except for Monochrome mode. **For Monochrome mode only.
Bracket Aspect Bracket Yes
AE Bracket 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, Max. +/-3 EV
Aperture Bracket 3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket 1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White Balance Bracket 3 images in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On / Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastructure Mode / WPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Display Playback Mode All, Picture Only, Video Only, Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Rating / Rotate Image / Protect Yes / Yes / Yes
Show Histogram/ Show Highlights Yes / Yes
Edit Retouch Clear Retouch
Image Composition Light Composition, Sequence Composition
Creating a Motion Picture from Still Pictures Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video
RAW Processing Yes
Resize/ Cropping Yes / Yes
Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes
Video Divide Yes
Direct Print PictBridge compatible
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Finder Viewfinder 0.38" LVF (Live View Finder) (2,760k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%/Magnification: Approx. 0.7x (35 mm camera equivalent)
Monitor LCD Monitor 3.0" (7.5cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (1240k dots)/Static Touch Control/Field of View: Approx. 100%, AF Coating
Flash Flash (Bundled) GN7 ISO100・m / GN10 ISO200・m/Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ mode only./Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync./Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation/0.6 - 14.1m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.3 - 8.5m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Built- in- Memory -
Audio Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh) (Included)/USB power charging
Battery life (Approx.) Approx. 340 images (rear monitor), 270 images (LVF), 320 images (LVF eco30fps setting) (when not using flash) Approx. 300 images (rear monitor), 240 images (LVF), 280 images (LVF eco30fps setting) (when using flash, CIPA Standard) (*1)
Standard Package Included Software ・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet./https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs10ae.html (For Windows)/・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet./https://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Hot Shoe Cover, External Flash, Flash Storage Bag, Shoulder Strap/・ Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
Model: N/A
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): 340
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 11
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: Yes
Effective pixels (megapixels): 17
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: Yes
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): 24 - 75 mm
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
GPS: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 66
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 115
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 392
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, 200 - 25600 (expands down to 100)
JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 25600
Maximum ISO (boosted): N/A
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: 1.7
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): 50
Minimum ISO: 200
Minimum ISO (boosted): 100
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): 3
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: 49
Number of white balance presets: 5
Optical zoom multiplier: 3.1
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: Venus Engine
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 1240000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 22
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: Yes
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: Yes
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: 2760000
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

This camera is a delight to handle - ergonomic design, clear manual control dials and an aperture ring on the front of the lens allow for instinctive, creative control. The bright LCD screen is sharp and allows you to select your focus points – even when using the EVF (2,760k-dot).

With a beautifully sharp Leica lens (f1.7 at 24mm - f/2.8 at 75mm) and a large sensor 4/3 inch that now captures even higher resolution (due to removing the low-pass filter), you can be sure that images will be of the highest quality.

All from a camera that is small and discreet enough to comfortably take on holiday or be used for street or documentary style photography. 

We Love

  • Image quality to rival a DSLR / Mirrorless
  • Touchscreen including focus point selection
  • Small – fits in a coat pocket
  • Manual control dials including aperture ring on lens
  • New Venus Engine for fast processing

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    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
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    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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