Panasonic announced the first compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor today, dubbed the Lumix LX100 it was announced during the Photokina 2014 conference to tackle the high-end compact camera market.

Alongside the 16 megapixel multi-aspect ratio Micro Four Thirds sensor, Panasonic have fitted a fixed 24-75mm f/1.7-2.5 Lecia lens that cannot be removed or replaced by the user.

On to back there’s also a 2,764k-dot LCD electronic viewfinder with a 0.7x magnification, alongside a rear-facing 3-inch 821k-dot LCD screen.

In terms of design, Panasonic has gone for a more retro feel to the camera, including a dedicated aperture ring a shutter speed control instead of a single mode dial. It also measures 114.8 x 66.2 x 61.1mm, so it’s not to big to carry around.

It also features a fast autofocus at the same sort of levels as the Lumix GH4, and can capture in both RAW and JPEG formats, with speeds of up to 11fps for still capture images in burst mode.

In terms of video it can also do 4K video capture at 30fps, or 1080p at up to 60fps.

The Panasonic Lumiz LX100 will be available from October 16th for £799, available in both black and silver finishes.

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