Compact – Enthusiast compact with large sensor and excellent direct controlsKey features:
- Brilliant manual controls
- Excellent build quality
- 4K video
- Review price: £699
The Panasonic Lumix LX100
offers something a little different to other advanced compacts. If you want manual controls, you’ll struggle to find anything better. There are
dials for exposure compensation and shutter speed on top, as well as
manual focus and aperture rings around the f/1.7-2.8 lens, all of which will provide that 'dirty', up-close camera experience.
It also shoots video in 4K, and the ability to capture 8-megapixel
images from this footage is a bonus.
The metal body also feels great in the hand but the EVF oversaturates colours and displays inaccurate contrast levels. The 3-inch LCD display is better, but is basic, lacking a touchscreen. For camera enthusiasts who love a manual experience, this is a
gadget that’s difficult to top.