Panasonic DC-LX100 II Announced, Price $999 !

panasonic lx100 ii

Panasonic has officially announced the DC-LX100 II compact camera today. The US price is $999, now available for at B&H Photo Video. The big change here is the 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, up from 12.8MP on the original model. The higher-res sensor, borrowed from the GX9, and new image processor produce improved fine detail capture and better color rendition, according to Panasonic.

Product Highlights
  • 17MP Four Thirds MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2760k-dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1240k-dot TFT LCD Touchscreen
  • 4K Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Extended ISO 100-25600
  • Lens & Body-Mounted Exposure Controls
  • Includes Hot Shoe Flash
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II specifications
Price
MSRP $999
Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 4736 x 3552
Other resolutions 4928 x 3288 (3:2), 5152 x 2904 (16:9), 3552 x 3552 (1:1)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 17 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Venus Engine
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v.2.31)
  • Raw (Panasonic RW2)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–75 mm
Optical zoom 3.1×
Maximum aperture F1.7–2.8
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4.3x – 6.2x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 49
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,240,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7×
Viewfinder resolution 2,760,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/4000 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous (H/M/L)
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive 11.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 340
Weight (inc. batteries) 392 g (0.86 lb / 13.83 oz)
Dimensions 115 x 66 x 64 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.52)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None