LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LX100 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LX100 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,764kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LX100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 11.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. LX100 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 16000. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately LX100 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic LX100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic LX100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic LX100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic LX100 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of LX100.
LX100 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
4K Photo Mode
Panasonic LX100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm XF10 or Fujifilm X70 in a similar price range.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic LX100 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic LX100 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, LX100 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our LX100. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect LX100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic LX100 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic LX100 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic LX100 Features Compared to Main Competitors