Lumix LX100 | Field Review Part I: Introduction

Lumix LX100 | Field Review Part I: Introduction

The Lumix LX100 is a new compact, fixed lens model from Panasonic that builds on the high quality micro four-thirds still photography and video legacy of such cameras as the GH3, GH4 and G6. Where the LX100 differs is in it’s extremely compact size, fixed Leica 10.9-34 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-75 mm) lens, and it’s ability to shoot UHD 4K video at 3840 x 2160. The camera is a breakthrough design that will likely be utilized heavily for crash cams, aerial videography, gimbal/steadicam work and anywhere that high resolution UHD video recording is required in a small size. The camera would also work well as a B camera, allowing you to capture UHD close ups along with a wider A camera. Although the camera has many strengths, there are also some downsides to consider, including lack of a mode button, dials that are easily turned accidentally, lack of microphone input, and lack of live HDMI output while recording. However, even with it’s downfalls, the camera is a very exciting new comer to the 4k world, and something that I’m sure many people will be proud to own and shoot with. This field review will be on-going and will examine the following areas of use with the camera: Build & Ergonomics Lens Optics Still / Video Recording Options Aerial Use Low Light Performance Editing & Post with 4K Each of the portions of the review will include RAW files, 4k video samples and BTS photos and videos. To start, we have a video below which gives you my thoughts on the camera after roughly 36 hours of use, and includes...