Panasonic will announce the Lumix LX8 premium compact camera in a product launch event on July 16. More updates are coming for the high-end compact camera.
The Panasonic Lumix LX8 compact camera will use the same 1-inch sensor found on the newly announced FZ1000 bridge camera.
This means the Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come packed with a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor just like the one used on the Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX100 III cameras. The sensor has actually been manufactured by Sony and used on FZ1000 and also added into the RX100 III.
Panasonic’s goal is to make a high quality premium compact camera to compete against the newly announced Sony RX100M3.
Panasonic Lumix LX8 Will Use The FZ1000’s 1-inch Sensor
The upcoming Panasonic LX8 will have 24-90mm f/2.0-2.8 fixed lens and 4k video recording capabilities. The camera will replace the LX7 and it will be 3% larger than the previous model.
Panasonic LX8 Rumored Specifications
Here are the combined specs list of the upcoming Panasonic LX8 camera.
- 20.1-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor
- 24-90mm f/2.0-2.8 Leica lens
- Built-in EVF, no hotshoe
- Updated processing engine enhancing JPEG output
- LX7 look (3% larger than)
- 4K video recording
- Automatic Lenscap
- Built-in 3-stop ND filter
The premium camera will sport a larger sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder, when compared to its predecessor. It will have a swivel touch screen with touch to focus and capture features. The LX8 said to have a price tag of $899 and the official announcement of should be on July 16th.