The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is a photographer’s camera with easy manual control, traditional tactile dials, fantastic ergonomics, an EVF and a dense feel in the hand. Of course, those are nice but image quality is equally important, and the cropped Micro Four Thirds sensor and Leica 24-75mm f/1.7-f/2.8 delivers it in spades.
The LX100 is bigger than the Sony RX100 but smaller than the Canon PowerShot G1X II and Sony a6000. It’s unobtrusive and portable but you’ll need cargo pants or a purse. It can shoot 4K video and like the venerable Panasonic GH4 has the Venus processor and a 16MP MFT sensor. The result? More dSLR like photos with goodies like depth of field and some bokeh that help it earn our Editor’s Choice award.