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LX 100 ii

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds' started by Atom Ant, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Rookie

    Aug 31, 2017
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    So finally!

    Panasonic has now released details of the long awaited successor to the LX 100. Same basics, including the same lens, but a higher resolution sensor and a touch screen.

    What do folk think?




    I'm maybe interested in this update to my LX 100, although I haven't seen any prices yet.
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Not a big fan of multi aspect. It would have been nice to use that whole sensor, but they’d need a new lens to cover it.
  3. Les Klein

    Les Klein Veteran

    Dec 10, 2015
    I’m happy to see that the essence of the LX100 has been retained. Everything that makes it my ideal camera is there. The improvements are interesting, but not enough to make me jump; I'll be sticking with my LX100 for now. Had weatherproofing been added to the new feature set I would have been far more tempted.
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  4. I won't be getting a new one, my LX100 is a nice camera and it does the job I want it to.
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer

    I have only just acquired an LX100 and actively prefer it. I welcome the larger sensor and more programmable function buttons, but the touch screen in particular makes me VERY happy to stay where I am...
  6. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Bill, you and I may be the only people on these forums who don't like touch screens. I turned it off on my Panasonic cameras.
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  7. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I'm not a fan either. But we are the minority.
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  8. I dont want touch screens. But I do kinda like tilty ones if I havent got an evf.
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  9. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I thought the touch screen on the Canon G5X worked very well. But I hate the little tabs at the side of the screen on Panasonic touch screens. I can never hit them correctly, and I have little fingers.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  10. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    gosh, I hate touch screens too. Tried one once....never again! Imagine the Parkinson's yips? I'd be there all bloody day either jabbing with my finger at the screen cursing when I mss what I want to jab at, or jabbing the camera at my finger with the same net result.
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    We should form a touchscreen hate group.....but there's enough hatred in the world. Let us sow love.

    I LOVE non-touchscreens ;) 
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  12. Les Klein

    Les Klein Veteran

    Dec 10, 2015
    I’ve not had a touchscreen camera. I bought my LX100 mostly because it has an EVF and I use it about 99% of the time. I disliked using the screen (on previous cameras) because I had to put my reading glasses on, and I had to hold the camera away from my eyes to focus on the screen at reading distance; the sun often washed out the image. Outdoors when wearing sunglasses I removed them, put on my reading glasses, composed and took the picture, removed my reading glasses, and finally put my sunglasses back on my nose! What a chore! Of course, I still have to remove my sunglasses to use the EVF. (BTW the polarized lenses on my sunglasses blocks the screen image unless I hold it in portrait orientation).

    How can a touchscreen be used at the same time as the EVF? With my nose? If my next camera has a touchscreen I’ll probably turn it off as others have done.
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  13. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    What you need, Les, is a pair of bifocals and clip-on/flip-up sunglasses.
  14. Les Klein

    Les Klein Veteran

    Dec 10, 2015
    Well Martin, as I age and find myself gathering more accoutrements (or prostheses) related increasing ‘maturity’ the adage of "less (no pun intended) is more" rings ever more true. Thanks for the suggestion but bifocal lenses with flip-up sunglasses is not in my future.

    Of course, in a few years down the road …
  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I just use the built-in dioptre correction on the Panasonic and my Fujis. I am short-sighted and astigmatic and wear spectacles. My main pair are photochromic, and have been for decades so there is no need for a separate pair of sunglasses. I will need bifocals in due course - satnav vs road is starting to be a bit of a trial - but I'm good for now.
  16. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I'll sow love, up to a point, but also not a fan of touchscreens. Maybe we're not such a minority after all. So I'm prepared to save my money and stick with my Leica D-Lux 109 (the posh LX100 ;) ), particularly after a successful SiO with it. For SiJy maybe my GF1, let's hear it for the smaller resolution sensor.

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  17. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    The worst thing is getting used to touch screen then going back to a camera that lacks it. How many frustrating pokes or swipes until you remember to use the buttons?
  18. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    The good thing about the touch screen is that you can change your focus point when you are looking thru the evf... Of course there are times that I am looking for a focus point hidden in a corner by a random touch....

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