Panasonic LX10 Field Test: Premium compact camera offers strong multimedia performance


posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:45 PM EDT


Another 1"-sensor fixed-lens compact camera has hit the market, this time from Panasonic. Joining the premium compact camera fray is the Panasonic LX10, equipped with a 24-72mm equivalent lens that offers an impressive f/1.4-2.8 maximum aperture range. I recently field tested the LX10 and you can read my findings here.

With a sleek, compact form factor, the LX10 looks the part of a "premium compact" camera and it has good controls and an excellent tilting touchscreen, making it a user-friendly camera. It worked well in the field, providing quick autofocus and strong overall performance, but the standout was the built-in lens. Although soft in the corners at 24mm f/1.4, being able to shoot with such a wide aperture is an appealing proposition in a compact camera.

4K Photo Focus Stack

The LX10 wouldn't be a true Panasonic camera without an array of 4K video and photo modes, which the LX10 has in spades. From 4K UHD video recording at up 30 frames per second to 4K photo modes like 4K Post-Focus and 4K Burst, the LX10 is a pocketable multimedia camera.

24.6mm (72mm equivalent), f/2.8, 1/1600s, ISO 125. This image has been modified.
9.9mm (27mm equivalent), f/3.5, 1/80s, ISO 1600. This image has been modified.

To read much more about the Panasonic LX10 and how it performs in the field, read my full Panasonic LX10 Field Test. You can also see the lab samples here and the gallery shots here.

Panasonic LX10 Field Test