Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10 Review

Preview posted 09/19/2016 by Michael Palmer
Full review posted 03/10/2017 by Josh Fate

Quick Take
  • iAuto and Program shooting modes are accurate and easy in all situations
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • LX10 offers full manual control that is fast and easy to operate
  • Excellent image quality
  • Lightning Fast AF
  • 5-Axis image stabilization adds a lot to low-light capture and capturing while moving
  • High-Res 3.0-inch Touch LCD is great for shooting and viewing images and videos
  • Excellent shooting performance
  • Full manual and Automatic Video capture allows for total control
  • 4K video gives you the highest resolution possible
  • HDMI output
  • Competitively priced (for its class)
  • Flash is very weak
  • Higher ISO levels produce unusable levels of noise
  • Weak Battery
  • No Included external battery charger
Bottom Line
Great for travel or everyday photography, the Panasonic Lumix LX10 sports the performance and image quality for anyone that is not willing to settle for average. It is also fantastic for anyone who likes to capture video on a regular basis. See more in our full conclusion.

Back in September of last year (2016), Panasonic announced a stunning new compact camera, the LUMIX DMC-LX10. With a 20.1MP 1-inch MOS sensor and Venus Engine, the LX10 is capable of recording 4K videos at 30p, Full HD Video at 60p, 4K PHOTO, and 4K Live Cropping where you can zoom and pan within your frame. All of this, be it still images or video, comes with 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + for ultra smooth video and lower-light still performance. The LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens features an F/1.4-2.8 max aperture as well as a 24-72mm equivalent zoom and is capable of capturing Macro photos as close as 3cm (you can even adjust focus after the fact!). The LX10's rear display is a 3.0" tilting touchscreen

Feature wise, the LX10 boast numerous modes and filters to hep you achieve all sorts of shots, including time-lapse and stop motion animation, several Creative Controls (aka filters), Creative Panorama, various Photo Styles, and in-camera RAW developing. Lastly, the LX10 boasts Wi-Fi which, when used with the Panasonic Image App, connects to Android and iOS devices to transfer files and act as a remote control for the LX10.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10 Features:

  • 20.1MP 1-inch MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine
    • F1.4-2.8
    • 24-72mm
  • QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 at 30p
  • Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p
  • 4K PHOTO
  • 4K Live Cropping
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 3cm minimum working distance (for Macro)
  • Light Composition
  • Post Focus function
  • 3.0" tilting touchscreen LCD display (1,040K-dot)
  • High Speed Video at 120fps
  • Time Lapse
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. + (Five Axis Optical Image Stabilizer Plus)
  • Creative Control (Filter)
  • Creative Panorama
  • Photo Style
  • In-camera RAW developing
  • Wi-Fi
  • Panasonic Image App
  • AC/USB Power Charging

Price & Availability

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10 is available in Black for $699.99. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • Lumix LX10 Body
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap

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