Panasonic LX10 summary
Panasonic LX10 is Panasonic's Large Sensor Compact digital camera first introduced on September of 2016. It includes a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5472 x 3648. The camera is known as "Lumix DMC-LX15" in some markets.
The LX10 is rated #27 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #289 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom factors.
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Panasonic LX10 history
The Panasonic LX10 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range below.
Panasonic LX10 Gallery
You can see the LX10 from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic LX10 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic LX10 based on things that are normally regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic LX10 Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor in the Panasonic LX10 is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor is able to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 20 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 125 - 12800. This ISO can be expanded digitally to 80 - 25600. RAW files are supported which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The image below shows the LX10's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The LX10 sensor has a crop factor of 2.7 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic LX10 dimensions
Panasonic LX10 has a weight of 0.68 lbs (310 grams / 10.93 ounces) & has outside measurements of 106mm x 60mm x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams so the Panasonic LX10 is less heavy compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Panasonic LX10 next to a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the LX10.
Panasonic LX10 Lens specifications
The LX10 includes a built-in lens and a focal range of 24-72mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which might not be outstanding but it is likely to be handy in some circumstances.
At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f1.4 and that is awesome for low light events and getting good bokeh. It would also make it easier to set a much lower ISO to produce more clean images. For the tele end, 72mm comes with f2.8 which is very decent and will allow you to maintain high shutter speeds.
Panasonic LX10 Connectivity
The LX10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send files and sometimes adjust settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic LX10 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Panasonic LX10 is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MP4, H.264 and AAC file format. 2160p is a superb resolution for video. You are able to crop to 1080p in order to get better video. Be mindful of the huge file sizes and ensure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone jack which means you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look at another camera if you need decent sound for your videos.
Panasonic LX10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Panasonic LX10 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Panasonic LX10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic LX10 includes a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to set focus point as well as change settings with your fingers.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications for Panasonic LX10 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be very valuable.
Panasonic LX10 Shutter specifications
Panasonic LX10 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under certain circumstances.
Panasonic LX10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic LX10 comes with only integrated flash without external flash support.
Panasonic LX10 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic LX10 comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor includes 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic LX10 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Panasonic LX10 has manual focusing if needed during low light conditions or you require more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic LX10 Battery life
The battery life on the Panasonic LX10 is made to last for 260 shots according to the CIPA specifications making it less as compared with it's competition. The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U features the best (450) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Panasonic LX10 for various styles of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Panasonic LX10 for various styles of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic LX10 Portrait photography details
The Panasonic LX10 has a points tally of 65 which is nice, meaning that it is a fine choice to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic LX10
Getting a superb score of 85, the Panasonic LX10 is a fantastic option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic LX10 Sports photography info
A above average sports photography rating of 62 indicates the Panasonic LX10 is a very decent fit for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic LX10 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really crucial in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic LX10 gets a great 76 for a travelling camera which makes it a excellent fit to take on your travels.
Panasonic LX10 Landscape photography features
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic LX10 and it's above average rating of 70 for a landscape camera is a respectable choice compared to its competitors.
Panasonic LX10 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Panasonic LX10 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible rating of 38.
Panasonic LX10 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the LX10, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Large Sensor Compact.
The line graph just below will give you a bird's eye view of the LX10 versus it's top ranked rivals mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.