Assisting you with your low-light photography, the LX10 features a very compact built-in flash. With a range of up to 12.1m (W) at ISO auto, it sounds much more impressive than it actually is. Remember that the camera features a very high ISO range and that the noise levels increase quickly as the ISO rises. It works in most standard modes including slow-sync capabilities.
The top of the camera, along with the rest of the camera, has been kept very simple. Here you will find the pop-up flash, Mode Dial, Power Switch, Shutter Release coupled by the zoom lever, Command dial and the dedicated Video Recording button.
To give the camera a classic feel, Panasonic has added a couple lens ring controls. The first allows you to change the aperture and the second controls the camera's focus. Even without a viewfinder, this gives you more of a traditional camera feel.
On the back you will find a few more controls. Starting from the top you have the Fn1 (4K burst) button, Fn2, and Playback buttons. In the middle is the 4-way controller, allowing you to navigate the camera menus and make selections. The inside is the direct link to the menu and the outside buttons act as shortcuts to some of the more common shooting settings. Finally at the bottom you have the Fn3/Delete and Playback buttons.
Composing your images is a pleasure with the outstanding 3.0-inch, 1.04-million dot Touch LCD screen. This screen not only allows you to navigate the menu with a touch, but it allows for touch to focus and touch to capture images as well. The screen flips a full 180° making it easy to accurately frame your selfies as well.
On the right side of the camera you will find its Input/Output ports. On top is the HDMI output, which allows you to view your 4K/HD videos and still images on any 4K or HDTV with an optional HDMI cable. The bottom is a high speed USB port, which allows you to charge the camera as well as transferring images to a computer or printer.
Saving and recording your images and videos is done on a SD/SDHC/SDXC type memory card. With 4K video and high speed burst shooting, you will want to use the fastest SD card you can find. We recommend at least a UHS-1 speed card. The camera is shown above with the Panasonic UHS-3 16GB SDHC memory card that was used to test the camera.
Powering the LX10 is a 7.2V, 680mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is enough to capture up to 260 images on a single charge, according to Panasonic. The camera does not come with a portable charger, instead you get a USB charging adapter so that the battery can be charged inside the camera.