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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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A multi award winning and 2 year old compact digital camera, perfect for portrait photography
Compact 12.8MP 3.1x Yes Sep 2015
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 number 137 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 69?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 23 awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus four other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, superior product quality and it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Only 4112 x 3088 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 46 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 68 in sports photography cameras, but average for wildlife photography, ranking number 193 in wildlife photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 114.8mm wide and 66.2mm tall. It is 55mm deep and weighs 351g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

23 Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras really like this Panasonic camera and have given it 23 awards.

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

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com, Ephotozine and Tomsguide.com all of whom thought that this Panasonic digital camera was exceptional.

The editors of review sites Onfoto.ru and DP Review both thought that this digital camera was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no, both of which concluded that this Panasonic camera was very good.

Two other expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. The writer at website Elektroniktest.dk concluded that this camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and the editor of website Expert Reviews said that it would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

Good Expert Reviews

47 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 89 out of 100. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic camera is in the top 6%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89 out of 100. 121 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

51 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, 11 customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light and six people mentioned that the product had a good picture resolution. five owners who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

32 people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers considered that it was noisy.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

28 owners considered that the product was easy to use, eight owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus and two people agreed that the product had a good interface.

Very Good Brand

Based on 11,275 expert and owner reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

10 customers who bought it concluded that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

  • This is a camera for the individual with at least some level of photographic experience, from the enthusiast to the experienced pro who wants to have total control of a point and shoot that will deliver high quality images while not having to carry a heavy camera, battery grip and lens around…
  • So far, battery life is excellent…
  • One needs to turn the camera completely off to save battery…
    Bcs (Bhphotovideo.com) - February 2015

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Eight customers agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens, 13 people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus and four owners reckoned that the product had a good zoom. two owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking, five owners who bought it concluded that it was well designed and two customers said in their reviews that the product was ergonomic.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

16 people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 agreed that it was compact, three owners reckoned that it was easy to carry around and two customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Users Report it is Robust

14 customers who bought it considered that it was well made and three owners considered that it was strong and durable.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 2 years old, however at £498.99 it is more expensive than 69% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and the United Kingdom price of £498.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $529.99 (£690.15).

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Features

Only 4112 X 3088 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a maximum image resolution of 4112 x 3088 pixels. That's 20% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of only 12.8MP is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of only 3.1x is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Lumix DMC-LX100's ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200 is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-LX100's minimum aperture number of 1.7 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 of 351g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-LX100's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75mm is fairly short compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-LX100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that 90% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Lumix DMC-LX100 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-LX100 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-LX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-LX100 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-LX100 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-LX100 of 16 is in the largest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 of 1.33" is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-LX100 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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4480 X 2520 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels. That's 29% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1536 x 1536 pixels plus 1 more value. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since September 2015.


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