Panasonic Lumix LX10 Price in USA

Panasonic Lumix LX10 Price in US

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (also known as the LX15 in some areas) is a large-sensor compact camera with a resolution of 20 megapixels and a zoom lens that has an equivalent focal length range of 1.4 to 2.8. To put it another way, it’s a pocket camera that packs a lot of punch. In addition, as one would expect from a Panasonic product, it possesses both impressive still photography skills as well as innovative video-based functions.

Built around larger-than-average sensors, short yet brilliant lenses, and as many direct controls as can feasibly be put onto a pocketable camera body, Panasonic’s LX cameras have always been designed with the enthusiast in mind. They were instrumental in revitalizing the enthusiast compact market and sparked a wave of imitators until the significantly bigger sensor of Sony’s RX100 rendered them obsolete.

Panasonic Lumix LX10 Price in USA

The LX10 is Panasonic’s first attempt at directly competing with big-sensored Sony cameras. The company has already constructed an excellent series of compacts that address every other niche that can be thought of. These include the long zoom stills/video FZ1000 and FZ2500, a large sensor ZS100 version of their well respected travel zoom series, and a larger sensor photographer’s camera known as the LX100. But the LX10 is a direct contender for Sony’s pocket miracles in terms of capabilities.

The LX10 takes a somewhat different approach than its predecessors, the RX100 III and RX100 IV, in that it does not have a viewfinder. It provides a touchscreen interface as well as a screen that can be turned upwards. The LX10 is a post-1 camera that makes sense in many ways “successor to the LX7, which was the final model in the series of cameras with smaller sensors.

The camera also has a mode called Panasonic’s 4K Photo, which allows users to indicate when the camera should take a video clip from which stills may later be extracted. This mode gives a variety of different ways to define when the camera should take a video clip. In addition to that, it comes with Panasonic’s Post Focus mode, which records a video clip of the camera racking focus and gives the user the option to go back and select the image that has the best focus after the fact.

With the release of the LX10, there are now three manufacturers producing compact cameras with 1 “-type sensors and zooms that are both short and bright (with Nikon planning to release a comparable ‘DL’ model at some time in the future). We have also included the LX100 in this comparison, which is the bigger sibling of the LX10, merely to highlight what you get if you have room in your bag to handle its larger size.

As you move through the zoom range of each camera’s lens, the chart that follows provides a breakdown of the corresponding aperture for that lens. In this post, we discuss the notion of equivalency; however, all you really need to know on a basic level is that the lower the line is on the graph below, the blurrier the backgrounds you’ll be able to obtain and, often, the better the overall performance in low light. The specifications indicate that the lens of the LX10 is roughly comparable to the one found in the Sony RX100 III and the RX100 IV. It starts out 2/3EV brighter, but by the time you go to 30mm equivalent, both of them are now at F2.8 (F7.6 equiv). Therefore, even while it ought to give performance that is comparable to that of its big brother, the LX100, at wide angle, the larger camera continues to have an edge throughout the rest of its zoom range.

Panasonic Lumix LX10 Specifications

Price
MSRP$699
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Color spacePrimary color filter
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 125-12800 (expands to 80-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum)80
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes5-axis ‘hybrid’ when recording 1080p and below video
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
File formatJPEG (Exif v.23)Raw (Panasonic RW2)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–72 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF1.4–2.8
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (2X-4X)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range30 cm (11.81″)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points49
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Scene modesClear PortraitSilky SkinBacklit SoftnessClear in BacklightRelaxing ToneSweet Child’s FaceDistinct SceneryBright Blue SkyRomantic Sunset GlowVivid Sunset GlowGlistening WaterClear NightscapeCool Night SkyWarm Glowing NightscapeArtistic NightscapeGlittering IlluminationsHandheld Night ShotClear Night PortraitSoft Image of a FlowerAppetizing FoodCute DessertFreeze Animal MotionClear Sports ShotMonochrome
Built-in flashYes
Flash range12.10 m (at Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Drive modesSingleContinuousSelf-timer
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots))
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)260
Weight (inc. batteries)310 g (0.68 lb / 10.93 oz)
Dimensions106 x 60 x 42 mm (4.17 x 2.36 x 1.65″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

8.5Expert Score
Good

The LX10 and LX15 are Panasonic’s most powerful pocket cameras to date because to their 1″-type sensors, outstanding focusing, and great 4K video capabilities. The ergonomics aren’t quite as nice as we had hoped, but it has a decent amount of customization, and the touchscreen is really snappy, so using it is fast and simple.

Build quality
8
Ergonomics & handling
8
Features
9
Image quality
8
Performance
8
Connectivity
8
Value
8
Pros
  • Excellent quality of still images, particularly in Raw format Impressive video at 4K resolution
  • When filming videos handheld, image stabilization is extremely helpful, and USB charging is a convenient addition.
  • Interface that may be customized, including both physical buttons and touchscreen support
  • Outstanding touch interface as well as implementation
  • Good depth can be achieved thanks to the defocus AF system's contributions, as can subject tracking.
  • Behavior that is quick and responsive
  • 24-72mm equiv F1.4-2.8 lens covers a reasonable range
Cons
  • There is no built-in electronic viewfinder
  • Unsophisticated Auto ISO is reluctant to use high ISO in order to prevent blur, and there are no minimum shutter speed thresholds that may be customized.
  • The presence of an aperture ring in conjunction with a variable aperture zoom may lead to confusion.
  • Because there is no external charger, maintaining the charge on a second battery is difficult.
  • Some video-relevant menu choices vanish in video mode
  • When using Auto ISO, there is no exposure adjustment available in the Manual mode.
  • Design of the body that is slippery
  • When recording video, the absence of an ND filter makes it difficult to use slow shutter rates.
  • Compared to other video formats, image stabilization in 1080p video is subpar.
  • The autofocus in the video is poorly damped, which leads to distracting hunting.
  • The front dial that surrounds the lens does not snap and may be moved quite easily.
  • Because the dials cannot be customized for each mode, the top dial has no effect when using the Aperture Priority setting.
  • At 31mm equivalent, the lens stops down to F2.8.
  • Limits with a minimal buffer Raw explosions
  • No Auto ISO in video mode
  • Noise suppression that is somewhat aggressive with the default settings

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