It is still a bit early to know if the good got better but one thing is for sure, the new Panasonic LX100 with its four/thirds sensor size and 4K resolution for video recording is an interesting camera to consider when lightweight traveling, aerial shooting or low-key filming is required.
The other interesting achievement in this camera is its lens. The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1.7-F2.8 lens, with a zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equivalent) is suitable for all kinds of shooting.
The LUMIX LX100 comes with new focus options such as a manual focus ring and a newly developed auto focus system.
The camera offers high quality video recording in 4K 3840×2160 at 30/25 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 50p videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. A dedicated button on the top of the camera’s body lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos, meaning you can always capture the moment as it happens. The LX100 also offers ‘4KPhoto mode’ which allows users to easily capture a still image from 4K video footage shot on the camera.
Panasonic LX100 introduction video:
Panasonic LX100 sample footage (try watching it in 4K):
Expected availability: Beginning of November 2014