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Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3

Portability
88
Imaging
54
Features
72
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
40
Overall
37

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Key Specs

Panasonic LX10
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.4-2.8) lens
  • 310g - 106 x 60 x 42mm
  • Revealed September 2016
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-LX15
  • Previous Model is Panasonic LX7
Panasonic LX3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.63" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-60mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 265g - 109 x 60 x 27mm
  • Released November 2008
  • Successor is Panasonic LX5
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Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3, one is a Large Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and they are both created by Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap among the resolutions of the LX10 (20MP) and LX3 (10MP) and the LX10 (1") and LX3 (1/1.63") offer different sensor dimensions.

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The LX10 was launched 7 years after the LX3 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic LX10 being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Panasonic LX3 being a Compact camera.

Before diving into a detailed comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the LX10 grades against the LX3 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX10 over the Panasonic LX3

 LX10 LX3 
ReleasedSeptember 2016November 2008More modern by 96 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX3 over the Panasonic LX10

 LX3 LX10 

Common features in the Panasonic LX10 and Panasonic LX3

 LX10 LX3 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic LX10 enjoys physical dimensions of 106mm x 60mm x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LX3 has proportions of 109mm x 60mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 265 grams (0.58 lbs).

Analyze the Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with at that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the LX10 versus the LX3.

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the LX10 and LX3 is 88 and 91 respectively.

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Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes simply by researching specs. The pic here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the LX10 and LX3.

All in all, both of those cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The LX10 because of its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Panasonic LX10 will render greater detail utilizing its extra 10MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more modern LX10 provides a benefit in sensor technology.

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic LX3 Portrait photography highlights
65
focusing manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
features face detect focus
saves RAW formats
no external flash support
41
manual focus
delivers RAW files
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.63")
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Street Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Street photography details
Panasonic LX3 Street photography details
85
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
nice sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
offers touch focus
lighter than competition in class (310 grams)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/1.63")
heavier than competition in class (265 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic LX3 Sports photography highlights
62
quiet shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
features tracking focus
low battery (260 per charge)
no phase detect auto focus
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (3.0 fps)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.63")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Travel photography details
Panasonic LX3 Travel photography details
76
lighter than competition in class (310 grams)
offers touch focus
good resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
low battery (260 shots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
60
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (265 grams)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Landscape photography features
Panasonic LX3 Landscape photography features
70
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1")
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low battery (260 per charge)
53
manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.63")
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX10 Vlogging details
Panasonic LX3 Vlogging details
38
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (310 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic support
30
rather wide (24mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic port
heavier than competition in class (265 grams)
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Panasonic LX10 vs Panasonic LX3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX10 and Panasonic LX3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Also called as Lumix DMC-LX15 -
Category Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2016-09-19 2008-11-04
Body design Large Sensor Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1" 1/1.63"
Sensor dimensions 13.2 x 8.8mm 8.07 x 5.56mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 44.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5472 x 3648 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Max enhanced ISO 25600 -
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 49 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-72mm (3.0x) 24-60mm (2.5x)
Maximal aperture f/1.4-2.8 f/2.0-2.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 2.7 4.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.10 m (at Auto ISO) 8.30 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (HD 24 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (10fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MP4, H.264, AAC -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 310 gr (0.68 lbs) 265 gr (0.58 lbs)
Physical dimensions 106 x 60 x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7") 109 x 60 x 27mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 20 39
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 19.6
DXO Dynamic range score 12.5 10.8
DXO Low light score 581 94
Other
Battery life 260 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $700 $449