Panasonic L10

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 front
 
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 556g - 135 x 96 x 78mm
  • Launched December 2007
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Portability
66
Imaging
46
Features
38
Overall
42

Panasonic L10 overview

Panasonic L10 is Panasonic's Advanced DSLR camera initially launched on December of 2007. The camera comes with a 10MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The L10 stands at #74 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all-around #633 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Panasonic L10 family

The Panasonic L10 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-L10 front thumbnailPanasonic L1010MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2007
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-L1 front thumbnailPanasonic L1
L10 vs L1
7MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2007
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Panasonic L10 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic L10 based on factors which are generally seen as useful in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
exports RAW files
focusing manually
has built in flash
lighter than average (556 grams)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
lack of video recording
max frames per second low (3.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse function
no moving screen
screen has low resolution (207 k dots)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
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Panasonic L10 Sensor info

The sensor specification in the Panasonic L10 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor can resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW files are saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the L10's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The L10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic L10 dimensions

Panasonic L10 weighs around 1.23 pounds (556 grams or 19.61 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 135mm x 96mm x 78mm (5.3" x 3.8" x 3.1"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Panasonic L10 is lighter when compared to its rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Panasonic L10 next to a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button arrangement on the L10.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 topview buttons dials

Panasonic L10 Lens info

The L10 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses available for purchase. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the L10.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-ED-8mm-f3.5-Fisheye lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye8mmf/3.5 485g
Sigma-19mm-F2.8-DN-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSigma 19mm F2.8 DN19mmf/2.8 140g
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Panasonic-Leica-DG-Nocticron-42.5mm-F1.2-ASPH-OIS lensPanasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH OIS43mmf/1.2 425g
Samyang-12mm-f2.0-NCS-CS-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS12mmf/2.0 260g
Olympus-M.Zuiko-Digital-45mm-f1.8 lensOlympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.845mmf/1.8 116g
Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
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Panasonic-Lumix-G-12.5mm-F12 lensPanasonic Lumix G 12.5mm F1213mmf/12.0 45g
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Panasonic L10 Connectivity

The L10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and usually change settings without connecting straight to the camera.

A few applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Panasonic L10 Video info

Panasonic L10 doesn't take video. In case you are searching for a camera to take only images, this is not an issue.

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Panasonic L10 Weather Sealing

Panasonic L10 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions could damage the camera.

Panasonic L10 Display and Viewfinder

The Panasonic L10 comes with a 2.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 207k dots.

Please note that the display offers no touch support.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 screen and viewfinder World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

The ViewFinder specifications regarding Panasonic L10 are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.47x

Viewfinders are really useful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Panasonic L10 Shutter info

Panasonic L10 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Panasonic L10 Flash and Hot shoe info

Panasonic L10 has got both built-in flash and external flash ability.

Panasonic L10 Autofocus info

Panasonic L10 has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

The AF system comes with 3 focus points to pick from. Panasonic L10 features manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you need more exact focus control.

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Panasonic L10 Battery life

The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 features the highest (2260) battery life for this class of cameras.

Following is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras with the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D780 front thumbnailNikon D780
L10 vs D780
2260 yesnoyes
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
L10 vs D850
1840 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
L10 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
L10 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
L10 vs D500
1240 yesyesyes

Panasonic L10 for different forms of photography

The following chart presents a analysis of the Panasonic L10 for different forms of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.

Panasonic L10 as a Portrait photography camera

The Panasonic L10 gets a points total of 57 which is modest, and means the camera is fairly appropriate for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the potential to use off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)

Street photography with Panasonic L10

With a modest points tally of 59, the Panasonic L10 is relatively suited to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competitors (556g)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization

Panasonic L10 as a Sports photography camera

A subpar sports photography points total of 43 indicates the Panasonic L10 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)

Travel photography with Panasonic L10

Portability is very critical when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Panasonic L10 gets a moderate 51 as a travelling camera which is fairly suited to take on your holidays.

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lighter than average (556g)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly

Panasonic L10 Landscape photography features

For anybody looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic L10 at it's reasonable grade of 50 for a landscape camera is somewhat suitable among its rivals.

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you can focus manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse function

Panasonic L10 Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera should really have a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Panasonic L10 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar score of 9.

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no video recording

Panasonic L10 Alternatives

If you need replacements to the L10, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.

The line chart down below will give you a bird's eye view of the L10 versus it's top scored competitors suggested earlier.

There are more cameras you may view as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10
Type
Advanced DSLR
Launched
2007-12-14
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW data
Max native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
3
Lens
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses
45
Crop factor
2.1
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
2.5"
Display resolution
207k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.47x
DXO scores
DXO All around score
55
DXO Color Depth score
21.3
DXO Dynamic range score
10.8
DXO Low light score
429
Features
Lowest shutter speed
60 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
11.00 m
Flash options
Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync, Off, Slow Sync (1&2)
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Max video resolution
None
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
556 gr (1.23 pounds)
Physical dimensions
135 x 96 x 78mm (5.3" x 3.8" x 3.1")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots
Single
Pricing at launch
$350