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More Confirmation - Panasonic LX200 Coming at Photokina 2016

Panasonic LX200

We have told you earlier that Panasonic LX100 successor is coming with 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor, today 43rumor confirmed that LX100 successor coming on Photokina 2016.

Take a look at the expected specification of the LX200 camera

  • 20MP Live MOS sensor (from Sony)
  • DFD AF technology that will increase the AF speed to 0.07 seconds
  • Larger OLED viewfinder
  • Tiltable screen similar to the GX8
  • Built-in ND filter
  • ISO up to 51,200
  • New filter effects
  • Built-in flash

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

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Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100


Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100 -The Sony RX1R is undoubtedly world best compact camera but the LX100 also features excellent core specification under budget… take a look at the detailed specification comparison review of both the camera.

Major Difference

Sony RX1R II vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Sony RX1R II Panasonic LX100
Megapixel 42 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable Yes
Image Processor BIONZ X Venus Engine
Optical zoom Fixed 3.1x
Aperture Range F2.0 F1.7 – F2.8
Macro 14cm 3cm
Image stabilization No Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) +Phase Detect Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 25+399 49
ISO 50-102400 100-25600



30 sec 1/4000 sec 60 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 11fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Viewfinder EVF 100% EVF 100%
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 300 shots
Dimensions 113 x 65 x 72 mm 115 x 66 x 55 mm
Weight 507g 393g

Sensors:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42MP resolution while Panasonic LX100 has 4/3 format based 12.8MP resolution with MOS sensor, it has been used by many Panasonic mirrorless camera earlier.

Sony RXI R II is supported by advanced Binoz X image processor which maintains the better image resolution even in low-light conditions compare to LX100 and also supports PDAF.

In sports mode the users can captures 42MP files @5fps using DSC-RXIR II while Panasonic LX100 can capture 12.8MP files @ 11fps, The LX100 does have less resolution but it gives a very impressive continuous shooting speed.

Sony DSC-RXIR II has the world’s first Optical Variable Low Pass Filter – The Sony RX1R is the world first camera that features world’s first variable optical low-pass technology inside. The filter allow users to select the desired level of filtration they need, three settings: Off, Standard, and Hi.

Optical Zoom:- LX100 has optical zoom of 3.1x where RXIR II has fixed optical lens. So the optical zoom of LX100, supports the users to capture the required subjects without moving there legs, at the same time it keeps the quality of the images up to the mark. Hence the larger optical zoom of LX100 will sure help you to get images framed as you want.

Aperture Range:- LX100 has a variable aperture of F1.7-F2.8 while RXIR II, has fixed aperture of F2.0. However we have to keep in mind despite of having better aperture at wide-end of the lens Panasonic will not able to provide the amount of DOF that Sony RX1 R II can generate with its F2.0 lens. The biggest reason behind is the difference in sensor size of both the camera. The Sony RX1R II uses fullframe sensor whereas Panasonic LX100 uses a 4/3 format sensor.

Macro:- LX100 has less macro range of 3cm where as RXIR II has macro mode of 14cm. Hence the less macro of LX100 supports close up view of the small subjects such as flowers, insects even small subjects, without approaching towards them compare to RXIR II.

Image Stabilization:- LX100 has optical image stabilization which helps to reduce the camera shake during shooting. It helps the fresher to capture images without worrying about their unwanted hand-shake, hence resulting better and impressive images. No image stabilization present in Sony RX1R II.

AF System:- Sony RXIR II has 399 phase AF points which is supported by its 25 contrast AF points, whereas LX100 uses outdated contrast based AF system. Hence, the AF System of Sony DSC-RXIR II helps to track the subject in full frame with wider AF coverage with more sharp and accuracy. On the other side the Panasonic LX100

ISO:- RXIR II has the expanded ISO of 102400 while the LX100 has expanded ISO is limited to 25600, hence RXIR II will give better low-light performance compared to the RX1R II camera. Hence RXIR II captures magnificent images in low- light conditions compare to LX100.

Shutter speed:- As we know the camera with more shutter speed gains more capacity in capturing the fast action subjects. The Panasonic LX 100 has better shutter speed compare to Sony DSC-RXIR II. So the users can capture the fast moving subjects much quicker and easier.

Top Continuous Shooting Speed:- Panasonic LX 100 has better continuous shooting speed of 11fps compare to 5fps of RXIR II.

Videos:– Panasonic LX 100 offers 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 fps in MP4 format .It also records Full HD 1080p video at 60 or 30 fps in MP4 or AVCHD formats. While RXIR II limited to Full HD videos at 60p only.

View finder:- Both camera have built-in EVF.

Verdict: Based on specification comparison review we highly recommend you to buy the Sony RX1R II camera, however if you are tight on budget

Buy Sony RX1R II from Amazon | B&H — Panasonic LX100 from Amazon | B&H

Canon XC10 vs. Panasonic GH4 vs. Panasonic LX100 vs. Panasonic FZ1000


Four cameras Canon XC10, Panasonic GH4, Panasonic LX100 and Panasonic FZ1000 we can say that four rivals that’re fighting to prove their superiority. Let’s check their specifications to find the answer that which camera would be technically good, justified, or acceptable in which we can almost put our trust.

Canon XC10 vs. Panasonic GH4 vs. Panasonic LX100 vs. Panasonic FZ1000

Megapixel– Panasonic FZ1000 uses 20.1 mp of resolution which is best among the others but with 1″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) weak sensor can deliver almost more than average quality of images but however, the sensor sizes of Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic LX100 deploying the best sensors and also would be able to deliver nice quality of images.

Optical Zoom–  Panasonic FZ1000 is the only compact camera with 16x optical zoom helps you to get much closer to the subjects and offering you sharp and magnified images on the other hand Canon limited to 10X optical zoom, and finally LX100 offer 3X optical zoom only.

Aperture range– Panasonic LX100 having the best aperture range with F1.7-F2.8  that ‘s best among fours three that allows a lot more light to fall onto sensor and in such a way you can have the freedom to use the faster shutter speed in order to acquire the more depth of the field.

Image stabilization– The FZ1000 incorporation of 5- axis image stabilization can handsomely correct your camera shake and doesn’t allow your images to ruin, and on the other hand the Canon XC10 and LX100 features optical based image stabilization.

AF point – All the four listed camera features contrast detect AF system, so number of AF point actually doesn’t matter.

ISO– All the tree opponent camera features ISO range upto 25600, however the Canon XC10 is limited upto 20000 only.

Shutter The shutter speed of the LX100 and the FZ1000 is very broad.. it covers a range of 60sec to 1/16000, on the other hand the Canon XC10 and Panasonic GH4 shutter range is almost same (60 – 1/8000 sec)

Video: All the above mentioned camera can record videos at 4K UHD Videos, Now lets talk about them in details,

  • The XC10 Video is recorded with H.264 compression and packed in the widely supported MXF wrapper. Bitrates 35 and 50 Mbps are available for 720p and 1080i/p recording, and there are 205 and 305 Mbps modes (depending on frame rate) for UltraHD 4K.
  • Panasonic GH4 Video recording is available in Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160, 24 fps) and QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160, up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4 formats. Full HD video can be captured with 200Mbps ALL-Intra or 100Mbps IPB, with no limit on recording time, and users can choose from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive, and AVCHD formats at a variety of frame rates, according to their needs.
  • Panasonic LX100 videos 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 fps in MP4 format, Full HD 1080p video at 60 or 30 fps in MP4 or AVCHD formats.
  • The FZ1000 is able to record 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a high bit rate of 100Mbps in the MP4 file format.

Display-  The Panasonic GH4 is tremendous quality of a rear 3.0″ 921k-dot Free-Angle LCD screen is ideal to take the shots from high and low viewing angles with 100% framing accuracy etc while Canon XC10 ha worst display.

Wifi- The built in wifi with NFC in two cameras Panasonic LX100 and Panasonic FZ1000 for quick transferring of images and videos.

Cost of the camera

Camera Name Canon XC10 Panasonic GH4 Panasonic LX100 Panasonic FZ1000
Price $2,499.00 $1,497.99 $797.99 $797.99
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Verdict: If we look at the specification vs. price ratio, the price of the Canon XC 10 camera is too high if we compared to its competitors, If you are looking for a compact solution I will recommend you to go with Panasonic LX100 camera.

Thoughts on The forthcoming canon 4k compact camera

panasonic_dmc_fz1000kcanon 4k camera

A big and hot question that is fair and sensible to arise in everyone’s mind that what’re the reasons that pulled Canon towards building of the 4k compact camera with a weak specification like that?  A strange camera that’s in the pipeline for NAB April 2015 along with the features like external viewfinder, 10x optical zoom, aperture is f/2.8-5.6 4k video lens. The camera must be announced way back on 2014 or 13 to gain market share… the rumored specification look outdated when we already have cameras Panasonic FZ100 and Lumix LX100.

Take a look at the specification sheet below


Obviously, the question is reasonable because when Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera in the market is possessing a far better specs with 16x Zoom Lens and large 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor while the canon forthcoming camera will be limited with 10x zoom lens.

And if you prefer image quality more than LX100 is also available with bigger M4/3 sensor, compact 3X zoom lens and 4K recording.

However,we can say that 4k isn’t everything to a camera now a days, a camera needs superior specifications that can win the heart of the users by satisfying them in all the ways.

So by comparing all the cameras one can faithfully say that the steps of canon towards building this unnamed camera might be proved one mistake to them.

The solution of this question would be how much this canon camera can make a business in the end?

share your thoughts with us….

Panasonic LX100 High ISO Test - First Samples

Panasonic High ISO Test first samples surfaced over the web, the performance of the Panasonic LX100 look better than the Sony RX100 M3 and Canon G7X Camera ..

LX100-vs-RX100-M3-image Panasonic LX100 vs Sony RX100 M3 – Also see Panasonic LX100 vs Sony RX100 M3

although the sensor inside the RX100 and Canon G7 X is same but the Canon image quality look bit inferior compared to Sony, The Panasonic LX100 is best compared to both.

Continue reading Panasonic LX100 High ISO Test – First Samples

Panasonic LX100 vs Sony RX100 M3

Panasonix-LX100-vs-RX100-M3 – Image size comparison – Panasonic LX100 is bigger than RX100 M3 compact –

The Panasonic Rumored large sensor compact camera finally announced and its features M4/3 size sensor, we are comparing the ultra popular RX100 M3 camera with the LX100, take a look who wins…


The Panasonic LX100 features large multi-aspect 4/3″ type MOS sensor that produce images of 12.8MP still and records 4K Ultra HD video at 30 and 24 fps on the other hand Sony features a 20.1 MP megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor that features backside-illuminated technology to produce better low-light images.

sensor sizeHowever having a large sensor and big photodiode Panasonic will produce better low-light images with more dynamic range.


Due to the introduction of high quality 24-75mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.7-2.8 Lens the Panasonic features more bit more optical zoom (3.1 vs 2.9) by having the same aperture range as of  Sony RX100 M3, The Macro mode available in LX100 is also better, the LX100 allows you to get more closer to your subject (3cm vs 5cm), plus the lens will create more DOF due to large sensor size of LX100.

Hybrid Shutter

The Panasonic LX100 uses Electronic and Mechanical shutter both, the mechanical shutter provides you shutter speed of 60 – 1/4000 second and electronic shutter capable of shooting 1 – 1/16000 second …

4K Video

The LX100 also supports 4K 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 fps in MP4 format (No AVCHD), the  4K video can be recorded for up to 15 minutes, and requires an SD card rated at UHS-I Speed Class 3, you can record Full HD videos @ 60fps in MP4 and AVCHD formats.


Based on core specification difference we recommend you to buy Panasonic LX100.

Buy Panasonic LX100 from Amazon || B&H Store

Panasonic LX100 Sample Images

Panasonic LX100 sample images surfaced over the web, the Panasonic sample images quality is very stunning, as you can see the first image, Can you believe that’s taken from a compact camera?

The bokeh is nice and smooth, well balanced output even after strong back-light against the subject.

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