Panasonic LX10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 front
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.4-2.8) lens
  • 310g - 106 x 60 x 42mm
  • Launched September 2016
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-LX15
  • Superseded the Panasonic LX7
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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.

Panasonic brought out this model in order to replace the previous Panasonic LX7 (Read Full Comparison)

The LX10 is rated #32 out of 65 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #308 out of 1465 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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The following is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Panasonic LX10 history

The Panasonic LX10 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX10 front thumbnailPanasonic LX1024-72mm
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX7 front thumbnailPanasonic LX7
LX10 vs LX7
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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.

comes with focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
delivers RAW formats
does have HDMI out
fast at the long end (f2.8)
good zoom range (24-72mm 3.0 x zoom)
great maximum aperture (f1.4)
has built in flash
has manual focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (310g)
really wide (24mm)
sensor size is nice (1")
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
supports face detection focusing
supports tracking autofocus
tilting screen
very good screen resolution (1,040 thousand dots)
cannot use external flash
does not have external microphone support
does not have headphone support
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no phase detect AF
screen is not selfie friendly
terrible battery life (260 shots)
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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.

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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.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 396 grams so the Panasonic LX10 is less heavy compared with various rivals.

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The following is a photo of the Panasonic LX10 next to a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the LX10.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (1")
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW formats
no external flash support

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.

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has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor size (1")
exports RAW files
comes with touch focus
lighter than competitors in class (310 grams)

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.

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quiet mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
includes tracking autofocus
bad battery life (260 shots)
has no phase detect auto focus

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 above average 75 for a travelling camera which makes it a good fit to take on your travels.

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lighter than others (310g)
has focus by touch
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
not so great battery (260 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly

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.

Photography Glossary
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f1.4)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
terrible battery (260 shots)

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.

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rather wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (310g)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic socket

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.

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General Information
Model type
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
Otherwise known as
Lumix DMC-LX15
Large Sensor Compact
Physical type
Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
5472 x 3648
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum enhanced ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-72mm (3.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Screen diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of screen
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Minimum shutter speed
60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed
1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
12.10 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes
Auto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution
Video file format
MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
310 gr (0.68 pounds)
106 x 60 x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
Battery life
260 pictures
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots))
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Card slots
Price at release