Running on a history of developing cameras with fast lenses, the LX series of shooters by Panasonic appears to have received yet another major improvement in spec design with the impending arrival of the Lumix DMC-LX100.
Stuffing big time power into a compact frame, the LX100 comes equipped with a Micro Four Thirds 12.8 megapixel MOS chip. That’s the same stuff Panasonic puts in its fancy interchangeable lens deals. The LX100 comes with a Leica 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens, and it’s got a wide-screen viewfinder with 2,764K dot resolution.
Beyond its reported ability to capture pro-quality shots, the LX100 is also no slouch in the video area, bringing 4K video capture among its chief selling points. The camera also features a new “4K Photo” mode that can snap stills in 8 megapixels at a speed up to 30 frames per second. The LX100 brings a max ISO of 25,600 and boasts autofocus at a speed of 0.14 seconds.
Typical inclusions that are no surprise include Wi-Fi and NFC, which make the camera compatible with smartphones and tablets. Users also have the ability to convert RAW images to JPEG format in-camera.
Although no information has yet been revealed about the cost of the LX100, an availability time frame of late October has been set. Expect more information on pricing in the next few weeks as that date draws near.