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Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10

Portability
87
Imaging
52
Features
54
Overall
52
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 front
Portability
88
Imaging
53
Features
72
Overall
60

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Key Specs

Panasonic GX1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 318g - 116 x 68 x 39mm
  • Revealed February 2012
  • Updated by Panasonic GX7
Panasonic LX10
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.4-2.8) lens
  • 310g - 106 x 60 x 42mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-LX15
  • Previous Model is Panasonic LX7
Photography Glossary

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Large Sensor Compact and both of them are sold by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the GX1 (16MP) and the LX10 (20MP) is pretty similar but the GX1 (Four Thirds) and LX10 (1") come with different sensor sizes.

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The GX1 was announced 5 years earlier than the LX10 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic GX1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic LX10 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before going through a full comparison, below is a quick summary of how the GX1 matches up versus the LX10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GX1 over the Panasonic LX10

 GX1 LX10 

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX10 over the Panasonic GX1

 LX10 GX1 
ReleasedSeptember 2016February 2012Newer by 55 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kClearer screen (+580k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic GX1 and Panasonic LX10

 GX1 LX10 
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Panasonic GX1 enjoys physical dimensions of 116mm x 68mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5") with a weight of 318 grams (0.70 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LX10 has sizing 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the GX1 and the LX10.

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the GX1 and LX10 is 87 and 88 respectively.

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be tough to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions just by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic below might offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the GX1 and LX10.

Clearly, the two cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The GX1 having a bigger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh easier and the Panasonic LX10 will deliver greater detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged GX1 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GX1 Portrait photography details
Panasonic LX10 Portrait photography details
71
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW files
65
you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GX1 Street photography information
Panasonic LX10 Street photography information
70
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
provides touch to focus
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
85
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
boasts touch focus
lighter than others in class (310g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GX1
Sports photography with Panasonic LX10
47
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery (300 per charge)
lacks phase detect auto focus
62
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
features tracking autofocus
low battery power (260 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic GX1
Travel photography with Panasonic LX10
65
provides touch to focus
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
not so great battery (300 per charge)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
75
lighter than others in class (310g)
boasts touch focus
MP count good (20MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
low battery power (260 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GX1 Landscape photography info
Panasonic LX10 Landscape photography info
62
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery (300 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
70
you can focus manually
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
low battery power (260 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GX1 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic LX10 as a Vlogging camera
32
built-in touchscreen
offers face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
lack of microphone socket
38
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
lighter than others in class (310g)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone jack
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Panasonic GX1 vs Panasonic LX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GX1 and Panasonic LX10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
Alternative name - Lumix DMC-LX15
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-02-14 2016-09-19
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine FHD -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4592 x 3448 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 160 125
RAW support
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-72mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/1.4-2.8
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Number of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.7
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 4.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.60 m 12.10 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/160 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 318 grams (0.70 lbs) 310 grams (0.68 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 68 x 39mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5") 106 x 60 x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 55 20
DXO Color Depth rating 20.8 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.6 12.5
DXO Low light rating 703 581
Other
Battery life 300 photographs 260 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots))
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
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