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The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is a compact camera tailor-made for enthusiast photographers. It is a successor to the Panasonic Lumix LX100 which was released in 2014. These two cameras share the same look, but the new camera brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor.
At the time of its release, the Panasonic Lumix LX100 brought a lot of clever features that attracted enthusiast photographers. After four years, Panasonic decided to give us an updated version of this camera. In the following article, you can see if they succeeded in their aims.
Editor's Tip: Ready to upgrade your camera but don't have the money? Consider buying a used camera to stretch your budget further.
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Specs
The combination of features in the LX100 II makes it perfect for travelers and street photographers.
The key specifications of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II are a 17MP multi-aspect Micro Four Thirds sensor, a 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 standard zoom lens with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), a 49-area autofocus, 4K video at up to 30p, a 3-inch LCD touchscreen, and an electronic viewfinder.
The LX100 II uses a multi-aspect Four-Thirds sensor which is the same as in the LX100 I, but the resolution has been boosted to provide images up of 17 million pixels in 4:3 mode, in comparison to 12.5Mp in the LX100. The other notable difference is that the LX100 II incorporates a touchscreen LCD which allows controlling AF point positioning much more easily.
According to Panasonic, the LX100 II can focus in approximately 0.10 sec. The LX100 II offers 5.5 fps burst shooting with continuous autofocus (AFC) and 11 fps burst shooting with flexible autofocus (AFS). There is also the Post Focus function which will allow you to refocus image even after you shoot it.
Get a detailed look at this camera in the video above by DPReview TV.
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Has Multiple Aspect Ratios
The sensor in the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is actually larger than any of the available aspect ratios that you can choose from, while you can easily change between 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 and 16:9 aspect ratios by using a switch on the lens.
This has shown to be a really handy option and one of the reasons why people love this camera.
Other Prominent Features of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II
The LX100 II has a 3-inch LCD screen with improved resolution over the earlier model, but unfortunately, it is not tilted so you may have problems shooting from different angles.
When it comes to video capabilities, the camera can record 4K footage at up to 30p, while there is an option to extract 8-megapixel stills.
You can also connect the camera easily to your smartphone or tablet with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.2 technologies. The battery can be recharged via AC or USB, while the estimated battery life is around 350 shots.
Check out why Georges CameraTV thinks this is the best compact camera released in 2018 by viewing the video above.
Editor's Tip: Don't let your old photography gear sit around and collect dust. Sell your old cameras and lenses today.
Panasonic LX100 II Price
The LX100 II was just released this past October. At the moment, the price of a new Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is $997.99 for the camera only, while you can get a kit with an extra battery and charger for only $1,095.98.
If you are looking for a camera that combines good features in a compact body, this can be the perfect solution for you!
Minimize Your Out-Of-Pocket Expense for a New Camera
At just under $1,000.00, it's not like the LX100 II is a cheap camera...
But you can minimize your cost if you sell your old photography gear.
The key when selling your old gear is to do it right, and that means using Gear Offer to get the job done.
I've used Craigslist and eBay before, and the former was just a nightmare and the latter charged me so many fees that it wasn't really worth my time.
Things are different with Gear Offer, though.
It's easy to set up an account and list your item. And once it sells, everything is handled right there on the Gear Offer platform from arranging shipping to getting paid to leaving and receiving feedback.
And since it's a platform by photographers, for photographers, it's a smooth process without any fuss.
So, if you're in need of a new camera, sell your old one and use the money to offset your costs. It's the ideal way to clear out your old stuff while making your new gear cost less!