New LX100II news and tests roundup…

Preorders: LX100II at Bhphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. WexUk.

Richard Butler from Dpreview wrote an article about why he is delighted to see an LX100 II:

Why do I like the LX100 concept so much? Because I enjoy the process of taking photos. I like playing with settings. I like feeling involved. One of my colleagues referred to the LX100 as almost being a Fujifilm X100 with a zoom, and I think they’re exactly right. Despite their very similar control layouts, I’d not spotted the comparison partly, I think, because the hybrid viewfinder and fixed 35mm equiv lens make up so much of my conception of the X100, but also because the LX100 is noticeably smaller.

In the Field with the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II by Allan Weitz:

I liked shooting with the Panasonic original Lumix DMC LX100, and the LX100 II reinforced my original impressions. There’s a choice of several very able premium point-and-shoot cameras in this price range, some with 1″ sensors and some with APS-C sensors, and the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II gives each of them a run for the money.

Hands-on preview by Imaging Resource.

Panasonic GX9 tested at DPreview: “a camera we can easily recommend”

Dpreview published the full review of the new Panasonic GX9:

With its compact size, robust feature set, abundant controls and overall responsiveness, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is a great camera for all kinds of photographers. The trick tilting viewfinder is a neat touch (though we wish it were larger), and limited battery life remains a sticking point. But impressive in-body image stabilization, a pleasing JPEG engine and good quality 4K capture mean the Lumix GX9 is a camera we can easily recommend.

GX9 at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon. FocusCamera