Panasonic DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black

MX55688 DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black
MX55688 DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black MX55688 DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black MX55688 DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black MX55688 DMC-LX100 Digital Camera, Black

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Inspire Creativity

Fleeting moments become works of art with this camera's remarkable lens and large sensor. It offers a level of creative control usually only found on more complex camera systems.

New 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor


The DMC-LX100 is designed to render breathtaking gradation and rich textures in all their natural beauty. It incorporates a new 4/3-inch large High Sensitivity MOS sensor with multiple aspect ratios. By keeping the resolution to 12.8 Mpx* (in 4:3 setting), the amount of light is maintained to improve the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise, even when shot at ISO 25600.

* Sensor total pixel is 16.8 Mpx.



The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens boasts an F1.7-2.8 brightness, high speed, high detail and corner-to-corner resolution. The lens unit consists of 11 elements in 8 groups with 5 aspherical lenses including 2 ED lenses. To fit the camera body with its large 4/3-inch sensor, a new structure was designed that moves the entire lens group while Panasonic's original centering technology enhances the lens alignment sharpness. This lens also produces stunningly beautiful defocusing together with the large MOS sensor.

Supremely Creative Tool for Camera Enthusiasts


Turn the aperture ring with your left hand and operate the shutter speed dial with your right hand. These two controls adjust the exposure, which is critical for picture quality. Aim the camera and look into the 2,764K-dot equivalent high resolution LVF (Live View Finder) and your right hand will naturally rest on the exposure compensation dial. With the DMC-LX100, the photographer and the camera quickly become one.

Versatile Creative Effects


For more creative freedom, the DMC-LX100 integrates Creative Control (Filter), Creative Panorama and Photo Style. Notably, aperture and shutter speed can be adjusted while applying Creative Control filter, to further inspire the photographers' creativity. Combining these and other functions allows virtually unlimited expression.

Capture High-Resolution Photos from 4K Video Recording


The 4K Photo leverages the camera's 4K video recording capability and cuts out a 3840 x 2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage*, enabling users to capture spur-of-the-moment shots which are often missed in still image photography. Once the 4K Photo mode is entered, the luminance level is adjusted to 0-255, which is suitable for photos. You can also choose your desired aspect ratio (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9).


Photo Shooting

Smooth, Beautiful Defocus Effect

The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens features optimization of optical design and 5 aspherical glass lenses, which are made possible by Panasonic's unique aspherical lens mold technology. This combines with the large MOS sensor to give your photos a shallow depth of field with an impressive defocus effect featuring invisible edge lines. The newly adopted 9-aperture diaphragm also helps to produce bokeh with a smooth, circular shape.

Advanced Venus Engine Image Processor

The Venus Engine features Multi-Process NR, 3D Colour Control and Aperture Filter to achieve high colour reproduction and high resolution images with natural description. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality that rivals that of D-SLRs.

Multiple Aspect Ratios

The Multi-aspect ratio function in LUMIX lets you record images in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio with the same angle of view and can quickly be set with the aspect switch on the lens barrel.

Macro Shooting (3 cm)

Stunning macro shots can be taken with a minimum focusing distance of 3 cm (wide) and 30 cm (tele). You can shoot close-ups with the DMC-LX100 to express the spectacular details of flowers, animals, insects, etc., and the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for handshake.

Control & Response

Analog-Like Operation

A variety of advanced functions are featured on the DMC-LX100 to expand the potential of advanced photographers. It allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials such as the aperture ring, control ring for zooming or focusing, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.

2,764K-dot Equivalent High Resolution Live View Finder

The DMC-LX100 integrates an LVF (Live View Finder) with 2,764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approx. 100% colour reproduction.* It assures stable framing and superb visibility even under strong sunlight. The Eye Sensor AF starts auto focusing by just looking into the LVF so you won't miss any shooting opportunities. Also, a 3.0-inch, 921K-dot rear monitor is available.

* Based on the Adobe RGB color space, Panasonic in-house comparison based on the CIE 1931 x, y color space.

Light Speed AF with DFD Technology

A variety of advanced functions are featured on the DMC-LX100 to expand the potential of advanced photographers. It allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials such as the aperture ring, control ring for zooming or focusing, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.

* CIPA standard. The zoom position is in wide range. When using Live View Finder.

Fast Shutter Speed

A high shutter speed at max. 1/4000 sec enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast moving subjects. You can open the aperture even outdoors (Max. 1/16000 sec) with an electronic shutter reducing washouts even under strong sunlight.

Burst Shooting (11 fps)

High-speed burst shooting is possible at 11 fps at full resolution and together with a quick start-up and a short release time lag, the DMC-LX100 will make sure you catch those fleeting shooting opportunities.

Focus Peaking Function with Control Ring

Manual control is easy thanks to the Control Ring, which enables direct, intuitive control over frequently-used functions and settings. The Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF modes. It is also available in remote photo / video shooting with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi.

Level Gauge

The Level Gauge lets the camera detect the horizontal / vertical angle of view which is convenient to make level in composition.

Creative Features

Aspect Bracket

The Aspect Bracket function lets the camera take an image in all aspect ratios simultaneously (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1).

WB Bracket

A WB (White Balance) bracket is available that records 3 images with different white balance parameters at a single shutter release.

Monochrome in Photo Style

The Monochrome Filter (Ye/Or/R/G) of the Photo Style function creates rich expression using the limited hues of monochrome images.

Multi Exposure

The Multi Exposure function lets you take up to 4 exposures in a single frame and you can layer subjects that wouldn't ordinarily appear in the same frame.

Highlight / Shadow Control

Highlight and shadow can be adjusted to achieve desired images without the use of image processing software. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 preset patterns (Higher Contrast, Lower Contrast, Brighten Shadow).

RAW Data Development in Camera

The DMC-LX100 is capable of developing RAW image in-camera. In addition to the colour space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight / shadow, saturation, noise reduciton, sharpness or hue can be adjusted while applying LUMIX's Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control or Intelligent Resolution.

Creative Control / Panorama

Creative Control gives you expressive power to turn ordinary situations into special photos and videos. Now it is possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode. The Creative Panorama function lets you apply artistic effects to images to create dynamic vertical / horizontal panoramic photos with a unique touch just by swiveling the camera.

[Filter Effects] Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Colour, Sunshine

Note: Available effects vary depending on the shooting mode.

Remote Shooting / Viewing

With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.

Easy Connection

By simply touching an NFC-compatible device to the camera, or scanning the QR code connects you to Wi-Fi.


You can tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to the preferred social media.

Optional Accessories for Expandability

A compact external flash (GN7/ISO100 m, GN10/ ISO200 m) that goes with the body colour of the camera is bundled to be mounted on the hot shoe. For even more expandability, the DMC-LX100 is compatible with optional DMW-FL360L and FL580L flash for wireless flash recording functions. You can also mount the optional DMW-VF1 OVF (Optical View Finder) on the hot shoe.

Video Shooting

4K Video and Full HD Video Recording (1920 x 1080p)

The DMC-LX100 features an outstanding 4K video recording capability (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps / 24 fps in MP4). You can use 4K video as high-speed burst shots, and cut out magical moments with 8-Mpx resolution. The DMC-LX100 also supports Full HD (1920 x 1080), 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 format.

  • 4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes. When recording videos in 4K, use an SD card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
  • Motion picture in AVCHD can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
  • Motion picture in MP4 (FHD/HD/VGA) can be recorded up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.

Manual Video Recording

The DMC-LX100 lets you enjoy expressive video recording by manually setting the aperture and shutter speed. In addition, you can add different artistic effects to your videos by applying a Creative Control filter.

Time Lapse Shot

Leave the camera for stationary recording of subjects such as astronomical observation, flowers coming into bloom or slow moving clouds. The series of consequential images can be combined to produce a time lapse video.

Stop Motion Animation

The Stop Motion Animation function enables the production of stop motion (stop frame) video on the camera with pictures that were sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect gives the illusion of the object moving by itself.


Model DMC-LX100
Color Black
Type Point & Shoot Camera
Effective Pixels 12.8 Megapixels
Total Pixels 16.8 Megapixels
Image Sensor High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Sensor Size 4/3-inch
11 elements in 8 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 Dual-sided Aspherical Surface ED Lenses)
Aperture F1.7 - 2.8 / 9 Diaphragm Blades [F1.7 - 16.0 (W), F2.8 - 16.0 (T)]
Optical Zoom 3.1x
Focal Length f = 10.9 - 34mm
(24 - 75 mm in 35 mm equiv in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9)
(28 - 88 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 1:1)
(28 - 87 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 4:3 in 4K Photo recording)
(27 - 84 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 3:2 in 4K Photo recording)
(26 - 81 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 in 4K video / 4K Photo recording)
(32 - 101 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 1:1 in 4K Photo recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.3x [4:3 / 6.5M (M)], 6.2x [4:3 / 3M (S)]
Intelligent Zoom 6.2x
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S.
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area Normal: 50 cm - infinity
AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 30 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off)
Focus AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Normal / AF Macro, Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Low Light AF, AF/AE Lock Button, AF Area Select, AF Tracking, Eye Sensor AF, Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON)
AF Metering Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-area / Custom Multi / 1-area (flexible / scalable) / Pinpoint
Shutter Speed Still Image:
Approx. 60 - 1/4,000 sec (Mechanical Shutter)
Approx. 1 - 1/16,000 sec (Electronic Shutter)
Time (Approx. 120 sec)
Motion Picture:
Approx. 1/30 - 1/16,000 sec
Approx. 1/25 - 1/16,000 sec (in 24p recording)
Approx. 1/2 - 1/16,000 sec (M Mode / MF Mode)
Viewfinder 0.38" LVF (Live View Finder) (2764K dots equivalent), Field of View: Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35 mm equiv.), Eye Sensor
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF
Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Recording Modes  
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto (by iA Button), P, A, S, M (by Aperture Ring and Shutter Speed Dial)
Creative Control Mode Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Colour, Sunshine (22 filters)
Still Image Scene Mode Panorama mode can be selected in drive mode
Continuous Shooting Mode [AFS] SH: 40 frames/sec*, H: 11 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
[AFC] H: 6.5 frames/sec, M: 6.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
* Electronic shutter only.
4K Photo Mode Yes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 are selectable)
Motion Picture Shooting  
4K Video 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30p (4K: 100 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
3840 x 2160 pixels, 24p (4K: 100 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 24 fps) (AAC)
HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 24p (FHD: 24 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 24 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 24 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FHD: 17 Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (Dolby)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 60 fps) (AAC)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
STD Video 640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4 Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30 fps) (AAC)
High Speed Video N/A
Exposure Parameters  
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. +/-3 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 (Extended ISO) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/ 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Picture Quality  
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4112 x 3088 (12.5M) (L) / 2976 x 2232 (6.5M) (M) / 2048 x 1536 (3M) (S)
[3:2] 4272 x 2856 (12M) (L) / 3120 x 2086 (6.5M) (M) / 2112 x 1408 (3M) (S)
[16:9] 4480 x 2520 (11M) (L) / 3840 x 2160 (8M) (M) / 1920 x 1080 (2M) (S)
[1:1] 3088 x 3088 (10M) (L) / 2240 x 2240 (5M) (M) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M) (S)
Image Quality RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set1 / White Set2 / White Set3 / White Set4 / Colour Temperature (2-axis Adjustable)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Colour Tone**, Filter Effect** (* Except for Monochrome mode. ** For Monochrome mode only.)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On/Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n
2412 - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)
Infrastracture Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Button
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Self Shot Mode N/A
Playback Mode All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, Category Selection, Favorite), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Retouch No
RAW Processing Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp No / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites
OSD Language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional)
LCD Monitor 3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (921K dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle
Flash (Bundled) GN7 ISO100・m / GN10 ISO200・m
Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off (* For iA mode only)
Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd Slow Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
0.6 - 14.1 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.3 - 8.5 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Built- in- Memory N/A
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Power Sources (Input: 110 - 240 V AC)
Charging Time N/A
Battery / Batteries Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2 V, 1025 mAh, 7.4 Wh)
Battery Life (shots per charge) Approx. 350 pictures (rear monitor) / 320 pictures (LVF) (when not using flash), 300 pictures (rear monitor) / 270 pictures (LVF) (when using flash, CIPA Standard)
Dimensions 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm (4.52 x 2.61 x 2.17 inch)
Weight Approx. 393 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.86 lb)