Panasonic LX100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Once the sun sets, how’s it compare with the G7X, RX100 III?


posted Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:21 PM EDT


If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought it live a couple of days ago, as you may have seen in the feature rotator on the front page of the site, but after a busy couple of days we're only just now getting the chance to call attention to the news.)

In my first Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report, I compared this interesting coat-pocket friendly enthusiast compact against its smaller (but equally, smaller-sensored) rivals from Sony and Canon, the RX100-series and G7X respectively. But that Shooter's Report only took us through the situation in terms of handling, ergonomics and daytime shooting. What about at night, when the Panasonic LX100 seemed most likely to shine?

75mm-equivalent, 1/60 sec. @ f/2.8, ISO 2500

That's what I set out to determine in Shooter's Report II, and once again I took the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III along for a side-by-side shoot against the Panasonic LX100 in the real world -- this time, after the sun had set. Read Part II of the Shooter's Report now, and see what I learned once the ISO sensitivity had been cranked up a few notches!

35mm-equivalent, 1/40 sec. @ f/2.3, ISO 4000

75mm-equivalent, 1/30 sec. @ f/2.8, ISO 16,000