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Panasonic has announced the world’s first fixed lens compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor- the Lumix LX100, challenging the likes of Fujifilm, Sony and Canon’s professional compact cameras. By all means, the LX100 will beat Sony’s Rx100 mk3 and Canon’s just announced G7 X in the department of image quality because of the larger MFT image sensor.

The bigger the sensor, the better the quality. The MFT sensors are bigger than the 1-inch sensors found in the Sony RX100 mk3 and Canon G7 X, and the 1-inch sensors are much bigger than 1/ 2.3 inch sensors found in smartphones. Coming to the specs, the sensor is a large 12.8MP MFT MOS image sensor. The camera is equipped with a fixed 24-75mm Leica lens with f/1.7-2.5 aperture and 3.1x optical zoom . Furthermore, you get a 2764k-dot LCD electronic viewfinder and a rear 3-inch non-touchscreen 921-dot LCD display.

Other features include fast-autofocus, 4K video recording at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps and an impressive continuous burst mode at 11fps speed. You even get a dedicated aperture control ring and shutter speed control. If you’re impressed, the Lumix LX100 will hit the stores next month for 799 pounds (4761 AED) in black or silver colors. It’s just a matter of time Sony will launch its first RX camera with an APS-C sensor.

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