Owned camera about 10 degree. Bought this as a replacement for my older LX3 I was very pleased with. Prior to this purchase had the course, however, emerged some competitors in the market for compact SLR, which meant that the choice was between this and Sony's RX-100 III. This winning image quality and adds some plenty of great runs bonuses such as 4K video etc. Sony does have some plus points in its very compact size, lower price tag, and that also performs very well pictorially. Sony camera also has many more mega pixels which may suggest a higher sharpness / resolution, this is not true in all situations.
+ An amazing camera when it comes to picture quality with its 3.4 sensor. With the support of dpreview.com etc. I dare say that this is the best compact camera you can buy today.
+ 4K video at 30fps, 1920x1080 video at 60fps and the image quality of these films.
+ Video Recording allows for manual setting of ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture, etc.
+ Robust and well built.
+ Performs very well in low light. High quality even in ISO 3200th
+ Good auto mode. Even if you are allergic to auto-settings, so you will appreciate that this mode does its job well. That you can set the ISO ceiling for Auto Mode is also a plus.
- As the reviewer before me wrote: the laxity of some knobs. On the lens is twisted for aperture, zoom and aspect ratio is very tight and it is difficult to turn one without accidentally turning on the second and so on. Have gone around this by disabling the zoom dial (one can manage the zoom easily in other ways). Since then, the problem is remedied.
- If you change the settings with the knobs during filming you will hear this well clear in the film.
- Slow autofocus in 4K video mode. On a few occasions, it has been difficult to find focus at all in this resolution.
* If you previously owned a LX camera so look at this in the shop before buying, it is namely larger than previous models.
* 4K video takes 12MB / s (100Mbps) space, and requires a UHS3 rated SD card.
Another grejj I do not know if I would put as + or - is the wide range of features and capabilities of this camera. It may take a few laps Google sometimes. Had a small "issue" for a while with the camera refused to set at longer shutter speeds than 1sec. Went through manuals, menus etc without finding any answer. A little Google-fu later I discovered that because I activated a function, deep into somebody menu, called "Silent Mode" and silenced the camera sounds, so disabled that slower shutter speeds - as the shutter clicks bit weak in these situations. Such things.
Overall, I look positively on the large quantities of functions and features, and this is a natural consequence when that new user starts fiddling, everything is possible, at the same time.
Probably would not say it's a compact camera. Going down in a jacket pocket or a large trouser pocket. But compared to an SLR is so small that it almost always comes with jacket pocket.
Picture of quality, so keep that in principle the same level as the GH3. The lens on the LX100, however, green spots in bright backlight.
The other plus is 4K video, manual knob (for shutter speed, aperture and exposure) and the EVF.
I miss not flash, almost never use flash anyway.
The biggest minus is, however, "laxity" in anger. Must always check the settings when I pick it up because the pocket often change my settings. It makes me feel that the camera as a bit cheaper compared to a more expensive SLR too. In addition to the build quality feels very good.
In summary, a small camera that I feel can replace my somewhat larger GH3 without shame.