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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 Lens
  • 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
A pocket-sized powerhouse, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera offers outstanding performance through the use of a 20.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor that can deliver sharp stills, UHD 4K video, and more. Combine this with a compact design that offers a 3" LCD touchscreen that tilts up 180° for selfies, and you have an almost ideal camera for everyday carry.
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Panasonic DMC-LX10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • 3Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 4UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 54K PHOTO Capabilities
  • 6Post Focus and Focus Stacking
  • 75-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+
  • 8Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 9Other Camera Features
By B&H Photo's

A pocket-sized powerhouse, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera offers outstanding performance through the use of a 20.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor that can deliver sharp stills, UHD 4K video, and more. Combine this with a compact design that offers a 3" LCD touchscreen that tilts up 180° for selfies, and you have an almost ideal camera for everyday carry.

In order to provide sharp, richly detailed images, the LX10 features a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 lens with a versatile 3x zoom range. This optic features a 35mm equivalent wide-angle to telephoto range of 24-72mm, making it useful in a range of different situations. Also, the 20.1MP sensor furthers the camera's abilities with an extended sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 and continuous shooting at up to 50 fps with an electronic shutter and 10 fps with the mechanical shutter.

The LX10 is equipped with a 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ system for shake-free images and a 49-area autofocus system that will make sure your images are tack sharp. Hybrid shooters will appreciate the inclusion of high-quality UHD 4K video recording in the LX10. It can record at 30 or 24 fps at 100 Mbps using the MP4 format. Also, Panasonic leverages the power of this technology to provide advanced 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus features.

Looking at the svelte metal exterior, users will appreciate an ergonomic grip and design. The LX10 has a physical lens control ring to help provide more tactile control over certain settings. Shooters who are always on the go can charge up their camera through the USB port. The camera is also boosted by the inclusion of numerous other features, such as focus stacking and Wi-Fi connectivity, making this a very capable imaging tool.

20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
The large 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor enables high-resolution still image and 4K video recording with native sensitivity to ISO 12800, which can be further expanded to ISO 25600. The two technologies also contribute to a marked reduction in noise through the use of Multi Process NR, Random Filter, and Aperture Filter systems to realize consistent color fidelity and image clarity. The sensor and processor combination also avail notable speed throughout the camera, including the ability to record up to 50 fps using an electronic shutter, 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, or 6 fps with a mechanical shutter and continuous AF. Benefitting a hybrid workflow, users can switch between recording 4K movies and still imagery instantly and there is also the ability to make in-camera 8MP screen grabs from 4K movies.
Leica DC Vario-Summilux f/1.4-2.8 Zoom Lens
In order to capture sharp, detailed images in a vast variety of shooting conditions, the LX10 is equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens that has a versatile wide-angle to telephoto 24-72mm equivalent zoom range. This lens features an 11 element in 9 group design that incorporates 4 aspherical lenses with dual-sided aspherical surfaces, two aspherical ED lenses, and one UHR lens to minimize aberrations and maximize performance. The lens also features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4-2.8 that allows photographers to create images with a shallow depth of field and work more effectively in low light. Additionally, it has optical image stabilization to reduce the impact of camera shake.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Benefitting from the 1" MOS image sensor, The LX10 is able to record UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video at 30p with a high bit rate of 100 Mbps in the MP4 file format. Full HD 1080 video can also be recorded—at 60p, 30p, 24p, or 60i—in the AVCHD format, as well as Full HD and HD formats in the MP4 format. When recording 4K video, use of a UHS-3 memory card is recommended and continuous recording up to 15 minutes is possible. For Full HD 60p recording users can record continuously for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds while Full HD 30p video can be recorded without a time limit. A built-in stereo microphone records audio in either AAC or Dolby formats. Users can also use the micro-HDMI port to output 4K video to an external monitor or recorder.
4K PHOTO Capabilities
Besides video, the 4K capabilities also permit recording 8MP stills at 30 fps in a trio of ways:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 15 minutes, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
  • Post Focus and Focus Stacking
    Another attribute of the 4K capabilities is a unique focusing method called Post Focus. This function records imagery as a 4K MP4 file at 30 fps and shifts the specific point of focus throughout the burst shooting in order to offer a range of distinct focusing ranges to choose from. During playback, via the camera's touchscreen, you can then tap the specific region of the image you wish to be in focus and an 8MP JPEG file will be created. Multiple individual files with different points of focus can be created from the original burst, and focusing assist functions can also be used to gain even more precise control over the specific in-focus region.

    A built-in focus stacking feature lets you program the capture of a sequence of photos with shifting focus. This technique allows you to utilize the highest performing aperture as well as increase the depth of field in your final image.
    5-Axis HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization+
    Helping to compensate for camera shake when recording HD movies, 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ is an advanced image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of blur when shooting one-handed video. It corrects for five types of camera shake that commonly affect more dynamic movement types that occur while moving when recording.
    Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • The 3" 1.04m-dot rear touchscreen LCD can tilt upwards 180° for taking self-portraits.
  • Physical lens control ring provides tactile control over some commonly used settings.
  • A physical aperture ring allows for direct control over a critical camera setting.
  • The top of the camera features a dedicated record button as well as a control dial for quickly changing settings.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to pair the LX10 with smartphones or tablets running the Panasonic Image App for wireless image transferring and remote camera control.
  • Other Camera Features
  • A mechanical shutter enables a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec and an electronic shutter function avails a top shutter speed of 1/16000 sec to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Creative Panorama mode allows you to create seamless panoramic imagery by simply panning about the scene to capture wide-field views.
  • A built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination to scenes.
  • The included lithium-ion battery provides approximately 260 shots per charge when using the rear LCD monitor.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • Still image Scene Guide modes: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, and Monochrome.
  • Photo Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom.
  • Picture Adjustment settings: Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation, Color Tone, and Filter Effect.
  • Exposure, aperture, focus, and white balance bracketing.
  • Supported languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese (Traditional).
  • UPC: 885170291843

    Panasonic DMC-LX10 Specs

    Sensor ResolutionActual: 20.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
    Sensor Type1"-Type MOS
    Image StabilizationDigital
    Optical in Integrated Lens, 5-Axis
    Focal Length8.8 to 26.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 72mm)
    Optical Zoom3x
    Digital Zoom4x Maximum (12x Combined Zoom)
    2x Optimized (6x Combined Zoom)
    Maximum Aperturef/1.4 to 2.8
    Minimum Aperturef/11
    Focus RangeNormal
    11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
    1.18" to Infinity / 3 cm to Infinity (Wide)
    11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
    Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Exposure Control
    Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
    1/4000 to 60 Seconds
    120 Seconds in Time Mode
    Electronic Shutter
    1/16000 to 1 Second
    Bulb/Time ModeTime Mode
    ISO Sensitivity125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 25,600)
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
    Continuous ShootingUp to 50 fps at 20 MP
    Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
    Still Image Capture
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Video Capture
    Internal Recording ModesAVCHD/MP4
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/29.97 fps
    1920 x 1080p at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps
    1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps
    1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps
    Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
    Broadcast OutputNTSC
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
    Audio I/ONone
    Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input
    Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
    Resolution1,040,000 Dot
    Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
    Built-In FlashYes
    Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
    1.6 to 39.7' / 0.5 to 12.1 m (Wide)
    1 to 19.7' / 0.3 to 6 m (Telephoto)
    External Flash ConnectionNone
    Battery Type1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 680 mAh (Approx. 260 Shots)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.2 x 2.4 x 1.7" / 105.5 x 60 x 42 mm
    Weight10.94 oz / 310 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.095 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.05 x 2.85"

    Panasonic DMC-LX10 Reviews


    By Michael
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-08

    The camera takes exceptional photos. However, I use it for real estate appraisal. I have to take most photos one handed, and I'm having a hard time not hitting a button or turning a dial when I do it. Overall, exceptional photos.

    Beautiful camera

    By Maria A
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-25

    Small but a huge camera to travel Portable Really like it

    horrible upgrade

    By Pebble
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-19

    Just loved my older DMC-LX5 and when my pin connect failed I decided to upgrade rather than repair. The new DMC was designed by somebody on phencyclidine and the manual is even worse. TOTALLY unreadable even after printing out the online version. I have kept my old DMC in service by taking out the mem card and putting it in one of the chinsy card readers to down load pictures. If I could throw this upgrade all the way back to the East coast I would'nt hesitate.

    Nice camera but just misses on some key areas

    By Ben
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-21

    Ultimately, we returned this camera (thank you B&H for your generous policy!). Overall, it's a nice camera, took decent photos, has a ton of features, and was on sale at the time, but the things it lacks were just too much to be compensated by it's positive attributes. PROS: + Size and weight are nice + f1.4 - 2.8 is the fastest you can get in this price range (or even in pricier cameras with 1 sensors) + Photo quality was good, pictures came out with proper WB most every time + Flip-up LCD screen was nice and conveniently switched the camera to a 'selfie mode' where it would count-down and take 3 pics without having to do any setting changes + Lots of features (4K, 4K burst, 4K pre-burst, post-focusing, focus stacking, macro, HDR, high burst rate) + Customizability of buttons, both physical and screen + Fast turn-on to photo-taking time + Strap eyelets on both sides of the camera, instead of just one as is usual for P&S CONS - Only 3x optical zoom (24-72mm 35mm equivalent): this is the primary reason we returned it - it just doesn't reach enough - No viewfinder: if you truly are comfortable with the low zoom, then no vf might be fine - It can be hard to realize what modes/options are turned on at a time, which controls what you can and can't do. For example, I changed the zoom ring to control manual focus... but found it did nothing when shooting in certain modes and had to trial/error to get back. Would have liked to have a setting that sets all settings back to a customized default when camera is turned off, to do a fast reset of settings - Battery life isn't great; indicator is in thirds, and without a spare battery, I start to get conservative in use when it drops to 2/3 within an hour of casual use - Small size means it's easy to accidentally hit the LCD and inadvertently change focus point or hit on-screen buttons COULD GO EITHER WAYS ~ The aperture ring isn't bad to have, but seems more for visual effect than easy use in RL... I would prefer a front dial under the shutter on the front of camera ~ The body is slippery but just make sure to always use a wrist strap (included one does the job, but isn't adjustable) I would have been happier with a slightly larger camera to get more zoom and a viewfinder, but I'm sure Panasonic's market research shows P&S's have to be this tiny. We are going to switch to the DMC-ZS100 which also has a 1 sensor, but has 10x zoom and a viewfinder, though a fixed LCD. Depending on B&H sales, they are sometimes the same price.

    Nice compact camera

    By Thomas
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-14

    Really like it. I have had an LX5 for several years and wanted to upgrade. More resolution, built in flash, automatic lens cover, and faster shutter response. Everything I wanted.

    Great Point and Shoot Camera

    By Michelle
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-12-16

    This camera packs in a lot of features in a very portable body. The sensor, zoom, and focus speed are particularly impressive. The ability to pull stills from video is great as well. This kit has what you need to get started and makes for a nice gift.

    awesome camera

    By Emily
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-07-28

    its loaded with some many cool features easy to use.

    Best Camera

    By Brocha
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-07-25

    This is the best camera and best place to buy from, best customer service

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    Can the camera shoot Raw?

    Can the camera shoot Raw?
    Asked by: charles
    Yes. #C
    Answered by: Panasonic Team
    Date published: 2021-10-26

    Is the camera/lens weather sealed?

    Is the camera/lens weather sealed?
    Asked by: jacob
    Hi, Jacob! This model is not weather sealed. -M
    Answered by: Panasonic Team
    Date published: 2021-09-16

    Does the LX10 have the L. Monochrome D film ...

    Does the LX10 have the L. Monochrome D film simulation? The manual only states Monochrome-Dynamic. Thanks.
    Asked by: John
    The Panasonic LX10 has a Dynamic Monochrome setting. Perhaps that is the same as Monochrome D.
    Answered by: Dan
    Date published: 2022-02-23

    how does the auto focus workin video? Does it ...

    how does the auto focus workin video? Does it track faces?
    Asked by: Jacob
    The auto focus appears to work well in the video mode. I believe it does track faces provided the tracking option is on. I rarely use the video function. More importantly the Zoom lens on this model is actually too short for many video or still photo pictures particularly of animals, flowers, & general scenery. I wish I had purchased the longer zoom lens version of this camera. The results of the video & still photos have excellent resolution. You will need post production software (e. g., I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to create stills from videos.
    Answered by: Harvey
    Date published: 2021-07-07


    does this camera shoot 120 fps in 1080? the specs only go to 60 fps. several you tube videos have stated that it will shoot in 120?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The videos are wrong. It does not shoot 120 fps.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2019-04-08

    Can I take one 4k picture?

    Can I take one 4k picture?
    Asked by: Tre
    Hi! You can select the desired moment from a burst of 4K photos taken at 30 frames/second and save that moment as a picture of approx. 8 million pixels. So, technically, yes you can! -A
    Answered by: Panasonic Team
    Date published: 2021-11-23

    Does the LX10 have a tripod mount?

    Does the LX10 have a tripod mount?
    Asked by: Rich
    Hi, Rcih! Yes, it does have a tripod mount. -M
    Answered by: Panasonic Team
    Date published: 2021-09-28

    can the camera be connected to an iPad? to ...

    can the camera be connected to an iPad? to download the images
    Asked by: Ron
    Yes, through Panasonic Image App. Supported iOS: iOS 6.0 or later. #C
    Answered by: Panasonic Team
    Date published: 2021-10-26
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