Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 Video - 4K Photo

This is what the little Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) can do with hand held video using the stabilisation option in iMovie. Shot originally in 4K, iMovie only allows 1080 HD output, so that's what this is.

This movie tech. is of course from Panasonic, the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) and Panasonic LX100 being essentially the same camera. In the light of how well this worked I've ordered a Panasonic G7 to be able to shoot this quality of video with more lens options.

However, for such a small, carry anywhere camera, the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 are fantastic cameras. Great stills and 4K video. And of course I can take 8MP 'video grabs' as well using the 4K Photo option. I like to take the stills from the video footage however using a programme such as VLC. The quality is the same and I don't have to decide in camera.

Overall very impressive and it allows me to shoot stock library stills and video footage from an incredibly small and unobtrusive camera. 

Above images from 4K video footage 

At the recent Photography show, Panasonic were really pushing this 4K Photo feature and it is in their smartphone - The CM1. However that has cropped 4K footage from a smaller sensor and with a fixed lens. It's OK, but the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 produces better footage and stills.