Panasonic LX8 Premium Camera To Feature 24-90mm f/2.0-2.8 Lens

More information surfaced for the upcoming Panasonic LX8 digital camera.  The high-end LX8 compact camera will have 24-90mm f/2.0-2.8 fixed lens and 4k video recording capabilities.

Panasonic’s goal is to make a high quality compact camera to compete against the newly announced Sony RX100M3.

The Sony RX100 III features 20.1 megapixel back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, latest Bionz X processor, a pop-up electronic viewfinder and a faster 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens. Currently the RX100 M3 high-end ultra compact shooter priced for $799.

Panasonic LX8 will replace LX7 and the new compact camera will sport a larger sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder, when compared to its predecessor. The LX8 said to have a price tag of $899 and the official announcement of should be on July 16th. The premium camera will have a design like the current LX7.

Panasonic LX8 Compact Camera Price Rumored For $900

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Panasonix LX8 will look like the current LX7 camera

Panasonic’s LX8 and Fujifilm X30 would be the first real competitor of the recently announced Sony RX100 M3. We can say the LX8 will be a direct competitor to RX100 M3. This will sure make the large sensor compact camera sensor very exciting.

Panasonic LX8 Rumored Specifications

  • 1 inch sensor
  • 24-90mm f/2.0-2.8 lens
  • built-in EVF
  • LX7 look
  • 4K video recording
  • Price will be $899
  • Announcement on June 16

via 43R