Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10

Portability
75
Imaging
76
Features
45
Overall
63
Leica M10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 front
Portability
91
Imaging
38
Features
46
Overall
41

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Key Specs

Leica M10
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 50000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 660g - 139 x 39 x 80mm
  • Introduced January 2017
Panasonic ZS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 219g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22
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Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Overview

Below is a in depth assessment of the Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Leica and Panasonic. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the M10 (24MP) and ZS10 (14MP) and the M10 (Full frame) and ZS10 (1/2.3") come with totally different sensor size.

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The M10 was manufactured 6 years later than the ZS10 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Leica M10 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic ZS10 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a brief summary of how the M10 scores versus the ZS10 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Leica M10 over the Panasonic ZS10

 M10 ZS10 
IntroducedJanuary 2017January 2011More recent by 73 months
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display resolution1037k460kSharper display (+577k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS10 over the Leica M10

 ZS10 M10 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Leica M10 and Panasonic ZS10

 M10 ZS10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to take into account its weight and volume. The Leica M10 has got external dimensions of 139mm x 39mm x 80mm (5.5" x 1.5" x 3.1") along with a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS10 has sizing of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 219 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the M10 and the ZS10.

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the M10 and ZS10 is 75 and 91 respectively.

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 top view buttons comparison

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to visualise the gap between sensor measurements just by reading a spec sheet. The visual underneath may give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the M10 and ZS10.

Clearly, both the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The M10 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Leica M10 will offer you greater detail due to its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The newer M10 will have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 sensor size comparison

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M10 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS10 Portrait photography highlights
85
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
30
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Leica M10 Street photography factors
Panasonic ZS10 Street photography factors
69
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
very good ISO range (50,000)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
lighter than others (219 grams)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Leica M10 Sports photography factors
Panasonic ZS10 Sports photography factors
54
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (210 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
47
long zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
supports tracking focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (260 CIPA)
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica M10 Travel photography information
Panasonic ZS10 Travel photography information
58
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
not so great battery pack (210 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
68
lighter than others (219g)
features touch focus
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long reach (384mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low battery power (260 per charge)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M10 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic ZS10 Landscape photography advice
76
has manual focus
swap lenses (Leica M mount)
screen size is good (3")
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
very good ISO range (50,000)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
not so great battery pack (210 CIPA)
42
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
low battery power (260 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M10 Vlogging factors
Panasonic ZS10 Vlogging factors
9
lack of video recording
34
fairly wide (24mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (219g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
does not have mic jack
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Leica M10 vs Panasonic ZS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M10 and Panasonic ZS10
 Leica M10Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
General Information
Company Leica Panasonic
Model type Leica M10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
Other name - Lumix DMC-TZ20 / Lumix DMC-TZ22
Class Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2017-01-18 2011-01-25
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Maestro II Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.8 x 23.9mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 855.6mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5952 x 3992 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 50000 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 23
Lens
Lens support Leica M fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-384mm (16.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range - 3cm
Total lenses 59 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (rangefinder) None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.00 m
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 660g (1.46 lb) 219g (0.48 lb)
Dimensions 139 x 39 x 80mm (5.5" x 1.5" x 3.1") 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 86 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2133 not tested
Other
Battery life 210 images 260 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
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