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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10

Portability
88
Imaging
35
Features
44
Overall
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Key Specs

Panasonic LX5
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.63" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-90mm (F2.0-3.3) lens
  • 271g - 110 x 65 x 43mm
  • Launched December 2011
  • Previous Model is Panasonic LX3
  • Successor is Panasonic LX7
Panasonic TS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2010
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FT10
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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Panasonic LX5 versus Panasonic TS10, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Waterproof and they are both produced by Panasonic. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the LX5 (10MP) and TS10 (14MP) and the LX5 (1/1.63") and TS10 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor size.

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The LX5 was announced 24 months later than the TS10 making them a generation apart from one another. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a step-by-step comparison, here is a short summation of how the LX5 grades vs the TS10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX5 over the Panasonic TS10

 LX5 TS10 
LaunchedDecember 2011January 2010Fresher by 24 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS10 over the Panasonic LX5

 TS10 LX5 

Common features in the Panasonic LX5 and Panasonic TS10

 LX5 TS10 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera regularly, you will have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic LX5 features outside measurements of 110mm x 65mm x 43mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.7") and a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS10 has sizing of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic LX5 versus Panasonic TS10 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the LX5 against the TS10.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the LX5 and TS10 is 88 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing just by going over technical specs. The visual underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the LX5 and TS10.

As you can tell, both the cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The LX5 using its larger sensor will make shooting bokeh easier and the Panasonic TS10 will deliver more detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more recent LX5 will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX5 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Portrait photography camera
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has manual focus
delivers RAW formats
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.63")
28
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Street photography highlights
Panasonic TS10 Street photography highlights
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
small sensor (1/1.63")
more heavy than competitors (271g)
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic LX5
Sports photography with Panasonic TS10
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
low MP (10MP)
small sensor (1/1.63")
has no phase detect auto focus
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Travel photography factors
Panasonic TS10 Travel photography factors
59
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (271g)
low MP (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
61
weather sealing
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic LX5 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic TS10 as a Landscape photography camera
52
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.63")
doesn't have Timelapse function
36
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Vlogging advice
Panasonic TS10 Vlogging advice
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really wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (271g)
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone port
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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX5 and Panasonic TS10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FT10
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Launched 2011-12-15 2010-01-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine FHD Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.63" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 8.07 x 5.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 44.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 12800 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-90mm (3.8x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.0-3.3 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 4.5 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.20 m 4.90 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format AVCHD Lite Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 271 gr (0.60 lb) 188 gr (0.41 lb)
Physical dimensions 110 x 65 x 43mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.7") 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 41 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 19.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light score 132 not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $294 $249