DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100II

DPReviewTV tested the Panasonic LX100II and they kept a lot of the features people loved. The LX100II is still a very tactile camera. Excerpts below:

  • New Grip isn’t as good as the original
  • They wish the EVF was better
  • The back screen has improved and has a touch screen interface
  • Much easier to select the focal point
  • The back dial is still cheap plastic and it should have been improved
  • Still no weather sealing
  • Same lens as the original, which had trouble with sensor/lens dust.
  • Minimal change in resolution as you change the aspect ratio
  • New 20MP sensor gives you about 17MP of useful resolution
  • New venus processing engine
  • New color science, but the original was more realistic
  • New filters
  • The image quality has improved since the original
  • Good Macro capability
  • No flip out screen
  • 4k Photo mode with focus stacking, pre-burst, etc…
  • There is a 1.3x crop
  • Compares very well against Sony/Canon compacts
  • Should get an external charger in the box
  • Bluetooth capable
  • Motorized zoom is very slow just like the original
  • Great battery life
  • Improved buffer for burst shooting
  • Single AF is very fast
  • Continuous AF doesn’t work well
  • IBIS is very good
  • Least video-centric camera in their lineup
  • 4k is soft and oversharpened
  • Doesn’t show crop until you start recording
  • One of the best timelapse cameras on the market
  • They kept all of the good stuff the same but should have fixed more problems since the original is 4 years old
  • Very comparable IQ to 1-inch sensors
  • Very close to APS-C performance too

Panasonic LX100II: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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