More specs and details about the Panasonic Lumix LX8 compact camera have appeared online, as the device is nearing its announcement date scheduled to take place on July 16.
The rumor mill has been very keen on revealing more information about a compact camera that is said to replace the Panasonic Lumix LX7 in the near future.
Despite the fact that a long list of specs has been leaked on the web, inside sources are back with even more details about the so-called Panasonic LX8.
Panasonic LX8 compact camera rumored to be weathersealed
The updated Panasonic Lumix LX8 specs list will make this shooter even more desirable. A source is now claiming that the device might be weathersealed, allowing photographers to capture photos and videos in harsh weather conditions.
It appears that there are still discussions whether the LX8 will be weathersealed or not because the company is fearing that the system will not be good enough. This would mean that owners will have to service their camera often, so Panasonic wants to be certain that the weathersealing will withstand the users’ endurance tests.
More Panasonic Lumix LX8 specs revealed before its announcement
This new compact camera will feature a built-in electronic viewfinder. It has been mentioned by multiple sources and now we have managed to find out its resolution. The new source says that the Panasonic LX8’s viewfinder will have a 1.44-million-dot resolution.
The image sensor will be a 1-inch-type model that may or may not be identical to the one of the Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera. What appears to be certain regarding its features consists of a built-in 5-axis image stabilization technology.
The system will correct camera shakes during video recording as well as when capturing photos. Nevertheless, these are unconfirmed reports therefore we will have to wait until a more reliable source verifies their accuracy.
Panasonic’s high-end camera to come packed with ND filter and 4K video recording
As a specs roundup for the Panasonic LX8, the high-end compact camera will feature a 35mm focal length equivalent lens of 24-90mm and a maximum aperture of f/2-2.8, which will be Leica-branded.
The shooter will pack an integrated 3-stop neutral density (ND) filter, auto-closing lens cap, swiveling touchscreen, and the ability to record 4K videos.
Its design will be similar to the one of its predecessor, but the LX8 will be slightly bigger than the LX7. The announcement is coming on July 16. Meanwhile, the LX7 is available at Amazon for around $400.