The new LX100 becomes the top dog for the popular LX series of compact cameras. It sports a 12.8 MP Four Thirds-size sensor, clearly taking aim at Nikon’s Coolpix A and Ricoh’s GR compacts that use APS-C-sized sensors. While those two have prime lenses, this Lumix includes a 24-75mm (equiv.) f/1.7-2.8 zoom lens. Comprised of 11 elements in 8 groups, including 5 aspheric elements (two of which are also ED), the lens can move 6 of the 8 groups when zooming and focusing. That flexibility, along with a very tight 3 micrometer tolerance for centering those lens elements, lets Panasonic maintain sharpness while shrinking the physical size of the lens. A 2,764,000-dot (equiv) EVF provides eye-level framing, while a 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD is on the camera back.