Panasonic LX100 II Field Test: A top-notch compact camera with strong features and performance


posted Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:17 PM EDT

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A compact, fixed-lens camera with a bright aperture that still zooms and a fairly large sensor to go along with it is a rarity in the camera world. The Panasonic LX100 Mark II is such a camera, and our Man about Maine Jeremy Gray has been having fun in the field putting it through its paces.

The original LX100 from 2014 checked a lot of key boxes for enthusiast photographers looking for terrific image quality in a compact shell, and the LX100 II is, of course, reported to be all of that and then some. It's been a relatively long wait for fans of the line, and we've been ever-hopeful that the Mark II version carried the torch and brought even more to the table.

So how does it perform in the field for handling, image quality, autofocus and video? Jeremy explores this and more in his comprehensive Field Test, so dive in for all the details!

34mm (75mm equiv.), f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 200

11.6mm (26mm equiv.), f/6.3, 0.8s, ISO 200

Panasonic LX100 Mark II Field Test