Panasonic updates an awful lot-cherished enthusiast compact

Panasonic updates an awful lot-cherished enthusiast compact.

Simply underneath 4 years in the past, Panasonic announced a top rate compact digicam with a four Thirds sensor and bodily manual controls. The LX100 went directly to be praised via enterprise pundits and exceedingly seemed via the enthusiast photographers it turned into geared toward. However it is starting to reveal its age, and in advance this 12 months rumors started to bubble that a successor became inside the wind. Now the LX100 mark II has been officially found out, with an advanced sensor, touchscreen panel and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Lumix LX100 II capabilities a 24-seventy five mm equal F1.7-2.Eight Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens
The Lumix LX100 II has a 21.77 megapixel multi-factor four/three MOS sensor it is reported to result...
A switch to the top of the Lumix LX100 II allows users to fast soar between...
The Lumix LX100 II has exposure compensation and speed dials, and aperture and manipulate earrings
The Lumix LX100 II capabilities a 21.77 megapixel multi-thing four/3 MOS sensor that is pronounced to bring about 17 powerful megapixel pix in 4:three issue, which Panasonic says is over 1.6x larger than the effective location of a 1-inch sensor. A transfer to the top permits customers to quick jump among 1:1, 4:three, 3:2 and sixteen:nine thing ratios, even though the digicam is able to snapping stills in all factors concurrently with a single shutter press.

The sensor works with Panasonic's Venus Engine photo processor for a mixture it is claimed to rival DSLR picture nice, with an ISO maximum of 25,six hundred and as much as eleven frames in line with second burst shooting. The enterprise's depth-From-Defocus technology – which "calculates the distance to the concern by means of comparing two pics with one of a kind sharpness stages, at the same time as consulting the facts of optical characteristics of the present day lens in a moment" – additionally makes an look to mechanically bring topics into recognition in about zero.1 seconds.

The Lumix LX100 II has exposure repayment and pace dials, and aperture and manipulate jewelry
Panasonic has treated the digicam's 4K video talents to some upgrades too, inclusive of submit recognition (which allows a consumer to modify the focus after the video has been recorded) and focus Stacking (for publish capture depth of discipline adjustment).

The top class compact functions wireless, and profits Bluetooth 4.2, for far flung operation and photo sharing. The two.76 million dot live View Finder seems to have jumped directly over from the primary era LX100, however the 3-inch panel around returned is now touch-enabled and has obtained a resolution bump to one.24 million dots.

The glass out the front seems the same too, shaping up as a 24-75 mm equivalent F1.7-2.Eight Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens. And macro photographers will possible recognize being capable of get as close as (1.2 in) to the challenge before pressing the shutter release.

The Lumix LX100 II will move on sale in October for US$999.