Panasonic LX10 First Shots: Let the comparisons with the Canon G7X II and the Sony RX100V begin!


posted Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:46 AM EST


There's been no more popular camera type on our site this year than the red-hot 1-inch-sensor compact. The Canon G7X II has been squarely in the pole position for most popular on our site for much of this year, while the Sony RX100V has been vying for the same spot lately. Some of the Sony's brethren like the Mark IV and Mark III versions are still quite popular as well.

Panasonic has now entered the fray, bringing a Leica-branded lens to the party with the widest aperture (f/1.4 at 24mm eq.) that we've yet seen in this type of camera. And so, the market continues to heat up! Each model offers some shared features and some unique to the line, but which model has the coveted best image quality?

Our Panasonic LX10 First Shots can help with that question. These are "hot off the press" as they say, and are now ready for you to pixel peep across the ISO spectrum to your heart's content on our LX10 Lab Samples page. Once you've had your fill there, head to our Comparometer for side-by-side comparisons at full resolution across the ISO range against the compact camera competition, or any others you're interested in comparing.

To whet your appetite, here are a few side-by-sides from full resolution crops (1:1) with the LX10 against both the G7X Mark II and the RX100V at native ISO 125 and at ISO 1600.

Panasonic LX10 vs Canon G7X II

Panasonic LX10                     base ISO                      Canon G7X II

Panasonic LX10                     ISO 1600                      Canon G7X II

Panasonic LX10 vs Sony RX100V

Panasonic LX10                     base ISO                      Sony RX100V

Panasonic LX10                     ISO 1600                      Sony RX100V

Stay tuned for more to come on the Panasonic LX10!

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Panasonic LX10 vs Canon G7X II

Panasonic LX10 vs Sony RX100V