Digital cameras must keep evolving to continue selling. Long gone are the years where people were looking for their first digital camera. Everyone has a digital camera now and many own several, in addition to a cellphone equipped with yet-another-digital-camera. As manufacturers push hard to make profits, they attempt to produce significantly better cameras to justify users upgrading.
Neocamera just published The Best Digital Cameras of 2015 showing which cameras succeeded in taking the lead this year. Among those, new capabilities and performance levels were reached. One new digital camera really delivers a unique proposition:
The Panasonic LX100 pairs a large 16 megapixels Four-Thirds sensor with an exceptionally bright F/1.7-2.8 ultra-wide-angle 3X optical zoom lens. The imaging area of the sensor is cropped to 12 megapixels to preserve its angle-of-view across 3 aspect-ratios: 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9. This delivers unprecedented versatility for a large-sensor fixed-lens camera. Nearly every other large-sensor fixed-lens camera is fitted with a prime lens which is highly restrictive.
The LX100 does not take this compromise and truly delivers. In its in-depth review, this camera proved to quickly produce outstanding images in a compact and well-designed body. For this reason, Neocamera is awarding the title of Camera of the Year for 2015 to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.
This camera makes a great choice for hassle-free travel photography and can easily complement a larger DSLR or mirrorless system. Actually launched at the end of 2014, the LX100 became widely available in 2015. Its price-point recently reached $699 USD or $869 CDN.
Adorama is currently including a $200 USD Gift Card with a limited number of LX100 purchases. For anyone in need of a premium compact, this is an outstanding offer.