The New LUMIX LX100 II Camera: An Amazing Sequel

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Panasonic is proud to announce the Lumix LX100 II. Now in its seventh generation, the acclaimed LX series is the ideal companion for street photographers, being small and light while still featuring many high-end technical specifications.

Large high-sensitivity 17 megapixel multi-aspect-sensor(when 4:3)
Leica DC Vario-Summilux Lens with f/1.7 fast aperture for gorgeous bokeh
New touch-sensitive screen for more flexibility and creativity

Along with a new 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, the LX100 II houses a Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 24-75mm for superb versatility.

An LVF (Live View Finder) joins a new 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen, giving you the flexibility to compose your images however you want to. Other fantastic features include 4K Video and 4K Photo, the introduction of new Monochrome Photo Styles, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus USB charging for power boosts on the move.

LX100 II will be available from 1st October with a recommended retail price of £849/€949 or approximately RM4, 500.00; however, on the Official Malaysian Panasonic Store , the LX100M2 is not currently available for sale and the retail sales price haven’t been determined yet. It’s also a relieve to know that the LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and will not replace the current LX100 which you can buy here for only RM3, 050.00.
Lumix LX100 II Key Features

Micro Four Thirds Large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
The Lumix LX100 II integrates a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving effective 17.0 megapixel in 4:3 aspect. A boost in resolution when compared to the original LX100 camera, the extra pixels ensure high resolution no matter which one you choose to shoot in - pick from 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 and 16:9.

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Approximately 1.6x larger than a one-inch type sensor, the new sensor boasts excellent signal to noise ratio, resulting in a dramatic reduction in noise when shooting at the maximum ISO setting of 25,600. Meanwhile, the latest Venus Engine renders vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction. 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 (equivalent) lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 3cm Macro Shot

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Providing a 3.1x optical zoom, the 24-75mm equivalent lens is close to the classic 24-70mm focal length.

Giving you the flexibility to shoot a diverse range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, the lens also benefits from a wide f/1.7-f/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh and fantastic low-light shooting.

Equipped with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser), and comprising 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, you can be sure that your shots will be sharp and superbly defined. Macro shots can be captured beautifully thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 3cm (wide) and 30cm (tele).

Intuitive controls, easy composition and high-speed response

Along with a high-resolution (2764k-dot) Live View Finder, offering a 100% field of view and excellent magnification (0.7x, 35mm equivalent), significant improvements have been made to the rear LCD screen.

For example, resolution has been boosted to 1240k-dots, while touch-functionality has been added for improved ease-of-use. No matter your composition preference, the LX100 II has you covered.

Direct, intuitive control is promised thanks to dedicated rings and dials including an aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial or exposure compensation dial.

LUMIX LX100 II achieves high speed AF of approximately 0.10 sec* and high speed burst shooting at 11 fps (AFS) / 5.5 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subjects just in-focus. The LUMIX LX100 II integrates Starlight AF which allows users to shoot a star in the sky at night with auto focus. This can be achieved by accurate calculation of contrast value in a smaller AF zone.
* Based on the CIPA standard. At wide-end, when using Live View Finder at 60 fps.

Other features include:

- Bluetooth 4.2* and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n/)

- The Lumix LX100 II integrates both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for quick and easy image sharing. Bluetooth Low Energy compatibility means a constant connection can be maintained with minimum power consumption.

- AC/USB Power Charging

- Charge the LX100 II’s battery either via AC or USB, making it ideal for a quick power boost while travelling.
You can purchase this fantastic camera at Panasonic Malaysia Here.

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Credit: Kory Tung

Credit: Kory Tung