The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 creative compact features an outstanding feature set for the serious enthusiast including a multi-aspect 4/3-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor; a newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens; and 4K video recording.
Other features to support superb photography include a 2764K-dot Live View Finder (LVF); 4K Photo mode which allows 8-megapixel still images to be captured from 4K video images; Panasonic’s high-speed Depth From Defocus technology; and direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials, including aperture ring, control ring, aspect ratio switch, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
The Panasonic DMC-LX100 is the sixth-generation model and is designed in line with the LX Series philosophy of providing high quality imaging, superior responsiveness and creative ease. It will meet the demands of the most exacting enthusiasts.
High-sensitivity MOS sensor and LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens
The DMC-LX100 has a large 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor with multiple aspect ratios (4:3/3:2/16:9). The effective area in 4:3 aspect is 12.8-megapixel resolution, more than 5x larger than the LX7’s 1/1.7-inch sensor
and approx.1.6x larger than the 1-inch sensor. This achieves dramatic noise reduction even when shooting at high ISO (Max. ISO 25600).
The F1.7-F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-75mm) Offers impressive performance, and combined with the large MOS sensor, the rich amount of light produces impressive shallow depth of field. The new 9-blade aperture diaphragm produces bokeh with a smooth, circular shape. The versatile zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equiv.) is suitable for a variety of photography from street shooting to portraits. Landscapes can be captured in dynamic 24mm ultra wide angle in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9.
High resolution Live View Finder and intuitive control
The 2764K-dot equivalent LVF offers approx.100% color reproduction. The 16:9 wide screen provides 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The LX100 allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials including aperture ring, control ring, aspect ratio switch, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
4K Video recording featuring 4K Photo mode
The DMC-LX100 is capable of smooth, high quality video recording in 4K (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, at 100mbps/25 fps in MP4); and full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 50p in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or MP4 at 50p. The DMC-LX100 complies with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) for SD memory cards, which guarantees a constant minimum
write speed of 30MB/s, and is recommended for shooting in 4K. 4K video recording capability also supports ‘4K Photo mode’, which allows photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image. In this mode, the luminance level is adjusted to 0-255 which is suitable for photo. Users can also select any aspect ratio (4:3, 3:2, 1:1 or 16:9) when shooting in 4K photo mode by using the aspect switch.
High speed response and stunning mobility
The DMC-LX100 integrates Light Speed AF with Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology
which shortens the time to acquire focus. As a result, the DMC-LX100 achieves high speed AF of approx. 0.14 sec
to capture fleeting photo opportunities. This improvement achieves greater benefits as focal length increases.
The speed of burst shooting is faster than the DMC-LX7, boasting high speed burst shooting at 11 fps (AFS) / 6.5 (AFC) to capture fast moving subjects. The DMC-LX100 is capable of releasing the mechanical shutter at max.1/4000 sec (at 25mm wide end) and 1/16000 with electronic shutter, which reduces washouts even under strong sunlight.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm
Approx. 351 g without Battery and SD Memory Card / Approx. 393 g with Battery and SD Memory Card
Camera Effective Pixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
4/3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 16.84 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
f = 10.9 - 34mm/(24 - 75mm in 35mm equiv in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9)/(28 - 88mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)/(28 - 87mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3 in 4K Photo recording)/(27 - 84mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2 in 4K Photo recording)/(26 - 81mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9 in 4K video / 4K Photo recording)/(32 - 101mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 in 4K Photo recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
4.3x (4:3 / 6.5M (M)), 6.2x (4:3 / 3M (S))
LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX/11 elements in 8 groups/(5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 Dual-sided Aspherical Surface ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer
Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Conversion Lens Compatibility
Normal: 50 cm - infinity/AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 30 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Yes (On / Off)
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF/Normal / AF Macro, Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Low Light AF, AF/AE Lock Button, AF Area Select, AF Tracking, Eye Sensor AF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON)