Panasonic LX10 Flash

Built-in Flash Test Results

Coverage, Exposure and Range
A small, weak flash with narrow coverage.

Coverage, Wide Angle (ISO 125, f/2.8)

Coverage. Flash coverage was quite narrow at wide angle, leaving dim corners and edges in our flash coverage test image, though that's fairly typical of the type. We no longer test flash coverage at telephoto, as it is invariably better, making wide angle the worst case scenario.

f/4, 1/60s, +0.3 EV, Auto ISO (500)

Exposure. Our standard Indoor Portrait test scene came out well-exposed at f/4 with +0.3 EV of flash exposure compensation, but the camera boosted ISO to 500 and the image is quite warm and orange from the ambient tungsten lighting.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range

19.7 feet
ISO 2000, f/2.8

Manufacturer Specified Flash Range Test. The Panasonic LX10's flash range is rated at 12.1m or 39.7 feet at wide angle, and 6.0m or 19.7 feet at telephoto, with ISO sensitivity set to Auto. As you can see from the test shot at full telephoto above, the Panasonic LX10 produced a well-exposed flash target at the rated 19.7 feet, though it boosted ISO sensitivity to 2000 to achieve that result. We shoot this test shot using the manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.


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