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Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10

Portability
81
Imaging
58
Features
75
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 front
Portability
88
Imaging
54
Features
72
Overall
61

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Key Specs

Panasonic LX100 II
(Full Review)
  • 17MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 392g - 115 x 66 x 64mm
  • Revealed August 2018
  • Replaced the Panasonic LX100
Panasonic LX10
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.4-2.8) lens
  • 310g - 106 x 60 x 42mm
  • Launched September 2016
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-LX15
  • Superseded the Panasonic LX7
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Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Panasonic LX100 II versus Panasonic LX10, both Large Sensor Compact cameras and they are both produced by Panasonic. The image resolution of the LX100 II (17MP) and the LX10 (20MP) is very comparable but the LX100 II (Four Thirds) and LX10 (1") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The LX100 II was announced 24 months later than the LX10 making them a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the LX100 II scores vs the LX10 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX100 II over the Panasonic LX10

 LX100 II LX10 
LaunchedAugust 2018September 2016Fresher by 24 months
Display resolution1240k1040kSharper display (+200k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX10 over the Panasonic LX100 II

 LX10 LX100 II 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Panasonic LX100 II and Panasonic LX10

 LX100 II LX10 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera often, you are going to need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Panasonic LX100 II has got physical dimensions of 115mm x 66mm x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5") with a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Panasonic LX10 has measurements of 106mm x 60mm x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7") and a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is a front view size comparison of the LX100 II compared to the LX10.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the LX100 II and LX10 is 81 and 88 respectively.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to see the difference in sensor sizing only by seeing specs. The graphic below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the LX100 II and LX10.

All in all, both cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The LX100 II having a larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF less difficult and the Panasonic LX10 will produce more detail with its extra 3MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop pics more aggressively. The more modern LX100 II will have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX100 II Portrait photography features
Panasonic LX10 Portrait photography features
74
manual focus
good MP (17 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
has face detect focus
exports RAW files
65
manual focus
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
can't use external flash
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Street Comparison

Panasonic LX100 II as a Street photography camera
Panasonic LX10 as a Street photography camera
77
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
features focus via touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen is fixed
85
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
has focus by touch
lighter than competition in class (310g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic LX100 II
Sports photography with Panasonic LX10
71
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (17 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
great battery power (340 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus
62
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
provides tracking focus
not so great battery pack (260 per charge)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic LX100 II Travel photography highlights
Panasonic LX10 Travel photography highlights
78
great battery power (340 per charge)
has bluetooth
features focus via touch
good MP (17MP)
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
display isn't selfie friendly
76
lighter than competition in class (310g)
has focus by touch
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
not so great battery pack (260 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic LX100 II
Landscape photography with Panasonic LX10
76
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (17MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
great battery power (340 CIPA)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
70
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
not so great battery pack (260 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX100 II Vlogging factors
Panasonic LX10 Vlogging factors
37
quite wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing mic socket
38
fairly wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (310g)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone jack
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Panasonic LX100 II vs Panasonic LX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX100 II and Panasonic LX10
 Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-LX15
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2018-08-22 2016-09-19
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 17 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4736 x 3552 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max enhanced ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 125
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-75mm (3.1x) 24-72mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/1.7-2.8 f/1.4-2.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.7
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,240k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,760k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Min shutter speed 1800 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 11.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100) 12.10 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes no built-in flash 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
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB DMW-BLE9 lithium-ion battery & USB charger USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 392g (0.86 lb) 310g (0.68 lb)
Physical dimensions 115 x 66 x 64mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.5") 106 x 60 x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 20
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.5
DXO Low light score not tested 581
Other
Battery life 340 images 260 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots))
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
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