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[Press Release] Panasonic LX100, Video 4K, Kompak, Lensa f/1.7 Dan Sensor Besar!

Kamera Panasonic LX100, Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100, Image Credit : Panasonic

Panasonic merilis kamera kompak seri LX terbaru untuk fotografer antusias, yang Panasonic LX100 (rumor sebelumnya). Kamera ini merupakan penerus dibilang jauh lebih canggih dari pendahulunya, yaitu Lumix LX7. Pendahulunya tersebut masih menggunakan sensor kecil yaitu berukuran 1/1.7″, Sedangkan LX100 melakukan lompatan dengan sensor Four Thirds yang jauh lebih besar, seperti yang digunakan pada kamera mirrorles MFG.

Sensor LX100 masih mengusung resolusi 16MP, lensa yang cepat 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8. Kamera ini juga mendukung perekaman video 4K pada 30p, dan juga menyediakan built-in Wi-Fi dengan NFC untuk kemudahan dan kecepatan konektifitas dengan perangkat mobile. LX100 ini dilengkapi dengan built-in viewfinder resolusi XGA serta LCD 3″ 920k-dot yang dapat dimiringkan. Meski tidak memiliki built-in flash, tetapi sudah include flash external.

Selain itu LX100 yang mengingatkan pada desain kamera LC1 atau Fujifilm X, memiliki dedicated dial/kontrol antara lain untuk setting langsung aperture yang melingkar ring lensa, dial untuk setting shutter dan dial untuk setting kompensasi. LX100 meneruskan tradisi seri LX, menjadi satu-satunya kamera yang memiliki multiaspect ratio native pada sensor, sehingga tidak akan kehilangan resolusi.

Dengan lensa zoom wide yang cepat dan sensor besar, kamera ini menjanjikan bagi mereka yang suka bokeh atau background blur atau dept-of-field yang tipis. Dan juga tentunya akan memudahkan dalam pemotretan di cahaya rendah. Kamera ini dilepas dengan harga cukup premium yaitu USD $899.

Spesifikasi Panasonic LX100

  • Sensor Four Thirds CMOS 16MP (Up to 12.7MP used)
  • Lensa 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8
  • Multi-aspect maintains diagonal angle-of-view at 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9
  • Venus Engine yang digunakan GH4 dan FZ1000
  • EVF dengan resolusi XGA (1024 x768 pixels)
  • Aperture dan control dials disekeliling lens, shutter speed dial di top plate
  • LCD 3″ 921k dot touchscreen
  • Continuous shooting 11 fps  (6.5 with C-AF)
  • Video recording 4K at 30p, Full HD at 60p
  • In-camera Raw conversion
  • Wi-Fi dengan NFC
  • Dimensi : 114 x 66 x 55mm
  • Berat : 393gr

Preview, Hands-On dan First Impression Panasonic LX100

Gambar Panasonic LX100

Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Depan), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Depan), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (lensa extend), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (lensa extend), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Belakang), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Belakang), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Atas), Image Credit : Panasonic
Kamera Panasonic LX100 (Atas), Image Credit : Panasonic

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Press Release Panasonic LX100

The LUMIX DMC-LX100 with New Micro Four Thirds MOS Sensor and F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens

Featuring 4K Video Recording Capability

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-LX100 (LX100) with Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 6th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series. The new LX100 is not just a successor to the DMC-LX7 but a jump-up that even inherits the DNA of DMC-LC1 – the Panasonic’s first full manual compact camera released in 2004. The LX100 will be available at and valued channel partners at the end of October.

To achieve even higher picture quality and multi-aspect capability, the LX100 incorporates the Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS sensor. It lets subjects stand out of the background impressively with a rich stereoscopic effect. By keeping the resolution at 12.8-megapixels*1, the amount of light is enough to improve the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear image with minimum noise even when shot at high ISO. The Venus Engine is also newly developed to feature multiple noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter, to achieve high color reproduction and high image quality with natural description.

A newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-75mm) boasts F1.7-F2.8 high speed and high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to each corner. It also produces stunningly beautiful defocus together with the large MOS Sensor. In addition, newly adopted 9-blade aperture diaphragm help produce bokeh with a smooth, circular shape. The versatile zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equiv.) is suitable for wide-ranging photography to portraits. Notably, landscapes can be captured in dynamic 24mm ultra wide angle in any 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect thanks to the multi-aspect sensor.

The LX100 integrates a LVF (Live View Finder) with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approx.100% color reproduction. This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. A variety of advanced functions are equipped with DMC-LX100 to spur potential of advanced photographers. It allows direct, intuitive control with dedicated rings and dials such as aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial or exposure compensation dial.

The LX100 is capable of smooth, high quality video recording not only in Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or MP4 at 60p (NTSC) but also in 4K (QFHD 4K: 3840×2160, at 30 fps(NTSC) in MP4). With this 4K video recording capability, Panasonic is proposing a new way of photo creation called “4K Photo”. By grabbing a 3840×2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage it is possible to capture the spur-of-the-moment which is often missed in still photography. This functionality is now easier with the newly added Hybrid Photography 4K Photo mode.

The LX100 is also superior in response. Featuring newly combined DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology made famous in the LUMIX GH4, not only accuracy but also speed is improved to achieve Light Speed AF of approx. 0.14 sec*2 to capture fleeting shooting photo opportunities. High speed burst shooting can be shot at 11 fps in full resolution. It also complies with max.1/4,000(mechanical) and 1/16,000(electronic) high speed shutter speed.

For more creative freedom, Creative Control (Filter), Creative Panorama and Photo Style are available. Notably, aperture and shutter speed can be adjusted while applying Creative Control filter, to further inspire the photographers’ creativity. The LX100 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology camera to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. More practical functions including Focus Peaking, Level Gauge, WB (white balance) bracket, highlight/shadow control are also equipped. Now LX100 can develop RAW images into JPEG in camera. A compact external flash (GN7/ISO100・m, GN10/ ISO200・m) that goes with the body color of the camera is bundled to be mounted on the hot shoe.

While the interchangeable lens camera should pursue performance and functionality, compact cameras are more intuitive tools that simply drive people to photography. Combining the best-possible components with state-of-the-art Panasonic’s digital/optical technologies, LX100 is the one and only digital premium compact camera of this age that surely satisfies users not only with the high picture quality but also with a host of advanced functions and operational ease.

*1 Sensor total pixel is 16.8-megapixel.

*2 Based on the CIPA standard, when using Live View Finder.

Other Features
External Flash (Bundled), Highlight / Shadow Control, RAW data development in Camera, Focus Peaking, Level Gauge, Multi-Aspect Bracket, WB (White Balance) Bracket, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Photo and Video

Bhakti Utama
A writer and photographer with a passion for technology, astronomy, and virtual reality. Skilled in multiple programming languages, specializing in software architecture.

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