Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Review

Overall 48
Imaging 16
Features 61
Size 83
Price 0

Main Features

  • 20.0 MP 1" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Expands to 80 - 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 106 x 60 x 42 mm
  • Weight: 310 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Panasonic LX7.
  • Also known as Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Summary

This review is devoted to Lumix DMC-LX10 that Panasonic has first introduced to the public in Sep 19, 2016. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Panasonic released to replace their older product LX7.

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #39 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #165 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.4-2.8
  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 49
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 has the following external dimensions 106 x 106 x 42 mm (41.73 x 23.62 x 16.54″) with the weight of 310 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 42mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 — 260 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 — 42 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 — 310 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Photo and Sensor Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 has the following ISO range 125 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 80 - 25600.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 features a 20.0 MP 1" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1" sensor featured in Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

LCD and ViewFinder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Lumix DMC-LX10 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Lumix DMC-LX10 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Post Focus

Apart from the focus features described above, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 also comes packed with a special Post Focus mode. This mode uses its 4K video and combines bracketing features together in order to take a series of shots and later merge them into one image. It also gives you more opportunities for further processing of your shots. For example, after the picture is taken, you can change the focus point of it using the LCD screen of your camera. This feature offers photographers some significant flexibility. However, bear in mind that the resulting photo will come with only 8 MP resolution.

Focus Stacking

Without a doubt, macro shooting is an interesting branch of photography. If this is something you are interested in, then you should love the way Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 handles such tasks. This model has a smart Focus Stacking feature that brings macro shooting to an entirely new level. How does it work? When you enable this feature, the camera uses focus bracketing automatically compounds multiple pictures taken at different focal lengths to unite them in a single shot that has a maximum depth of field.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 allows you to save files in MP4, H.264 and AAC formats.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of Lumix DMC-LX10.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Lumix DMC-LX10 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Lumix DMC-LX10 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 provides a shooting life of 260, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Lumix DMC-LX10 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 31. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (106 x 60 x 42 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1"(13.2 x 8.8 mm) sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 40. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 can be called a 40 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (260 shots)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 can be called a 68 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (20 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LX10
Announced Sep 19, 2016
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 12.1
Flash Modes Auto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1"
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.16 mm2
Sensor Resolution 20.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 25,600
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 310 g
Physical Dimensions 106 x 60 x 42 mm
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type 260 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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