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Panasonic DMCLX100EBK Digital Camera

£497.00
Compact Camera 12.8MP 3.1x Sep 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Twenty-two industry awards
Excellent control layout
Display doesn't tilt
277 Reviews + 22 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera has received twenty-two awards from experts.

This compact camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Trusted Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Pocket Lint, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Gagadget.com all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was good.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Ephotozine, Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this Panasonic camera was fantastic.

This Panasonic camera received a "Gold" award from both websites DP Review and Onfoto.ru, both of which wrote that this compact camera was marvellous.

The authors at websites Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk both decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, the expert at website Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Best Buy" award and said it was good and it received a "Silver" award from review site Elektroniktest.dk who decided it was great.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Fourty-two experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 90 out of 100. That puts this Panasonic digital camera in the top 1% of all the compact cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 125 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

A Great Set of Features

Twelve people concluded that the product had good features. Website Cnet.com wrote “A great set of features” . Lainer said in their review of this digital camera “This camera is one of the best for its features and sensor size for most people”. In April last year Rustgeun wrote “This point and shoot has several features of a more professional camera, like the focus tracking, so that you can lock onto an animal or sports athlete” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This compact camera was released in September 2015.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-LX100 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97) (3.2").

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-LX100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-LX100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-LX100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the worst video resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Price

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Great Bang for Buck, Despite the High Price

Eight people who purchased the Panasonic DMC-LX100 reckoned that it was good value for money. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Great bang for buck, despite the high price” . Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Value for the Money”. Ram Limbu wrote “Picture quality reminds your spending price was worthy !” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Two customers reckoned that the product was expensive. Jerry mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Also for such an expensive point and shoot” although he only rated it 3 stars out of 5. Desmax said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It's a little expensive.”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-LX100 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G5 X (£514.50).

Other cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X70 (£498), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Very Good Noise Performance

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine wrote “Very good noise performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Tj said on expert review site Walmart.com “Those who buy this primarily for video work (as many will), be warned that the camera is noisy” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DMC-LX100 features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-LX100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine wrote “Very good noise performance” in their review of this digital camera. Tj said on expert review site Walmart.com “Those who buy this primarily for video work (as many will), be warned that the camera is noisy” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-LX100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon PowerShot G5 X (£514.50) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99), or the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97).

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 has a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The still image resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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12.8 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.8 megapixels digital camera.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X70 (£498) (16.3MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99) (20.1MP), or the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97) (20.2MP).

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3.1 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-LX100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G5 X (£514.50) (4.2x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-LX100 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 75mm, the longest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75 millimeters, the DMC-LX100 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 24mm to 30mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-LX100 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of this spec and age have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.5. The DMC-LX100 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 1.7) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature histogram.

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Supports Live View

The DMC-LX100 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-LX100 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 has a battery charger included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DMC-LX100 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-LX100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has an HDMI

The DMC-LX100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The DMC-LX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 51,200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,12800,25600 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DMC-LX100 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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No Flash Built, in

Eight owners who purchased the Panasonic DMC-LX100 reckoned that it did not have a good flash. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Maybe Lack Of Built In Flash”. They also said “No Internal Flash” in their review. And also mentioned “Flash Not Built In”.

Display Doesn't Tilt

Ten owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LX100 considered that it did not have a good screen. Ephotozine wrote “Touch screen would have been nice”. They also mentioned “Screen not touch, sensitive” in their review. And also wrote “Display doesn't tilt”.

Good for Video Recording

Eleven owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Outstanding Video Quality”. Expert website Cnet.com gave the Panasonic DMC-LX100 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “With really good photo and video quality”. Peter S. wrote in his review of this digital camera “Video mode is great”.

Large Image Sensor

Sixty-four people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ephotozine wrote “Excellent image quality from Four Thirds sensor”. Pc Mag said “Large image sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine also mentioned “Great image quality and dynamic range” in their review.

Thirteen owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good in low light. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Peter S. said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Hey, low light sensitivity is outstanding thanks to the 1.7 lens, so using the flash hasn't been an issue so far” in his review of this digital camera. Mikevol mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Great in low light, simple to use” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine said “Large Micro Four Thirds sensor”. Man in Black mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The user cannot clean the sensor” yet he only rated it 1 stars out of 5. Brandon said “The camera is a decent piece of gear to use as a street camera with a 4.3 sensor, stylish rangefinder” in his review of this digital camera.

Seven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “High resolution electronic viewfinder” . Expert review site Straitstimes.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a high resolution of 2.74 mill”. Paul rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “The sensor size gives better resolution so its a winner”.

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Small High, Quality Lens

Twenty-eight owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Ephotozine mentioned two years ago “Small high, quality lens” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Fast lens is useful for low light shooting” in their review. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs three years ago “Sure the lens specification means o”.

Fifteen people reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “Auto focus”. Willyummy gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Are usually in focus” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Snapshooter mentioned “Work! The excellent focusing aids make manual focusing practical” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-LX100 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Pc Mag mentioned two years ago “Wide aperture zoom lens” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “There were too many pictures when one really needed a zoom” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Chuck mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Relatively small, attractive, intuitive and very responsive; moderate zoom and great viewfinder”.

Three owners said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Image Stabilization”. Curtis said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Image stabilization works well” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good battery life” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-LX100. Bcs said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “One needs to turn the camera completely off to save battery”. Curtis wrote three years ago “So far, battery life is excellent” in his review of this digital camera.


Design

Excellent Control Layout

Thirty-two customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned “Excellent control layout” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Aspect Ratio Control” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-LX100. Paul wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Love the manual control and great feel for the small size of the body”.

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “The menu system is excellent and very s” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Planet Pocket Tool said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The menus are easy to navigate” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Pixel Dude rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The menu system is clear”.

Three owners thought it was easy to handle. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Comfortable handling”. Two years ago J Weston mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It handles much better”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good interface. Djm wrote “The image quality is very good and the user interface is straightforward” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Excellent Design

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent design”. Expert review site Cybershack.com.au wrote “The design is stunning” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Boxalarm mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good build construction and love the design of the aperture ring”.

Seven customers concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Peter S. said two years ago “When combined with the large sensor, tonal range is creamy and beautiful” in his review of this digital camera. Newby S. mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It is beautiful to handle and fits my hand like a glove” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Rkm scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “It has a vintage look and loads of manual control”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Amraj wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “Excellent ergonomics and size” and scored it 80 out of 100. Houseboat Mike said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Superbly ergonomic and functional”.

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Quality Build

Fourty-seven owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Ephotozine mentioned “Excellent build quality and handling”. They also said “Quality build” in their review. And also mentioned “Great photo quality”.

Robust

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Renato he mentioned three years ago “This camera is solidly built” in his review of this digital camera. Lw said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It is solid and obviously very well made” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Nick wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Reassures me that it is built to last” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Panasonic DMC-LX100 a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Expert website Gizmodo.com said two years ago “$900 is a tough proposition for many of us”. Mark H wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The access buttons are generally tough to keep track of with your eye to the viewfinder”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-LX100 has a fairly typical weight (351 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Large Sensor in a Compact Body

Twenty owners considered that the Panasonic DMC-LX100 was compact. Ephotozine said “Compact form factor and gorgeous design”. They also wrote “Large sensor in a compact body” in their review. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “This, too, is a small compact that offers performance comparable with a compact system camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems” in their review of this digital camera. Mikevol gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned also three years ago “A tad bit heavy”. Two years ago Rolling Home Films wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “You get wonderful chunky contrast and lots of depth” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three customers said that the product was easy to carry around. Mary Kingsley rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “It is easy to carry”. Sal wrote “Great features, easy to carry, latest innovations” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. He also said “Easy to carry and use” in his review.

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was a good body shape. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice Body Color” . Two years ago Alphayankee mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The exposure dial gets moved easily against the body if you have shoulder strap like mine”.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Princeamoreno scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Still a great camera, lightweight, awesome for anyone looking for something more than what's typically available on the market for compact cameras”. Last year Rmachin said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Camera is lightweight” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00502523284924, 00885170226739, 05025232804924, 05025232804955, 05025232804962

Panasonic DMC-LX100 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic DMC-LX100 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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