It is official now the prices of the NA-LX100 are confirmed
in US $1,200 for the housing with flat port, $180 for the wide short port and $350 for the 3.5″ acrylic dome.
In UK £920 for the housing and flat port, £150 for the wide short port and most likely £290 for the dome.
Which means we can now update the GH4 comparisons for 4K
Panasonic LX100 $899 NA-LX100 $1,200 with Short Port $180 and Wet lens Inon UWL-H100 $522
Panasonic GH4 with 7-14mm and 6″ dome $2750 housing and port only plus camera and lens $2,399
The max field of view of the two options is almost the same however you can’t zoom the LX100 due to the zoom lock on the housing.
Price Difference $2,348
Panasonic LX100 $899 housing $1,200 3.5″ dome circa $350
Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm and 6″ dome $2750 housing and port Camera and Lens $2,399
The LX100 is wider in 4K at 26-81mm vs 28-81mm of the GH4
Price Difference $2,700
Panasonic LX100 with NA-LX100 rectangular port $2,099
Panasonic GH4 with 14-42 and 35 macro port $1,815 housing and port $2,680
The GH4 will have more magnification due to the longer focal length with the same diopter.
Price Difference $2,396
The gap is still significant even with the price increase ranging between $2348 and $2700.
I still have some concerns on the 3.5″ acrylic dome for the LX100 as I am not sure about focus distance. If this port works with the full zoom it is definitely the most appealing for video but we will need to check this out.