Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review, Hands-on, unboxing, Compare Price

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Key specifications

  • 20MP 1"-type CMOS sensor
  • 24-72mm equivalent F1.4-2.8 zoom
  • 7 fps continuous shooting with autofocus
  • 4K video at up to 30p
  • 5-axis, digital and optical stabilization in 1080 video
  • 4K Photo mode
  • Post Focus and Focus Stacking modes

Compared with its peers

The LX10 means there are now three brands building small cameras with 1"-type sensors and short, bright zooms (and Nikon promising a comparable 'DL' model at some point). We've also included the LX10's big brother, the LX100 in this comparison, just to show what you get if you have room to carry its additional size.

  Panasonic LX10 Sony DSC-RX100 IV Canon G7X Mark II Panasonic LX100
MSRP $699 $999 $699 $899
Sensor area 116 mm2 116 mm2 116 mm2 180 mm2
Lens range (equiv) 24-72mm 24-70mm 24-100mm 24-75mm
Aperture range F1.4-2.8 F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8 F1.7-2.8
Control dials Aperture ring Command dial Lens ring (stepless) Lens ring (stepless) Four-way/dial

Lens ring (stepped/ stepless) Exposure Comp Four-way/dial

Aperture ring Shutter dial Exposure Comp Lens ring (stepless) Four-way/dial
Viewfinder No  2.36M-dot No 2.76M-dot equiv.*
Rear screen Tilt up Touchscreen Tilt up/down Tilt up/down Touchscreen Fixed
Video capability 4K/30p 1080/120p** 4K/30p 1080/120p 1080/30p 4K/30p 1080/60p
Built-in ND Filter No Yes (Auto for stills) Yes (Auto for stills) No
Flash Built-in pop-up (bounceable) Built-in pop-up (bounceable) Built-in pop-up (bounceable) Clip-on hotshoe flash
Battery life (CIPA) 260 280 (230 with EVF) 265 300 (270 with EVF)
Dimensions mm (in) 105 x 61 x 42 (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.7) 102 x 58 x 41 (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6) 106 x 61 x 42 (4.2 x 2.4 x 1.7) 115 x 66 x 55 (4.5 x 2.6 x 2.2)

*The LX100 uses a field-sequential display that updates red, green and blue information in sequence and, as such, does not require three dots to make up each three-color 'pixel.' **1080/120p video is only available in a dedicated high speed video mode, with limited control.

 Panasonic Lumix LX15 (LX10) Specifications

Manufacturer Panasonic
Lens
  Max Aperture f/1.4 - f/2.8
  35mm equivalent 24mm - 72mm
  Optical Zoom 3x
Image Sensor
  Pixels 20.1Mp (Megapixels)
  Pixels (W) 5472
  Pixels (H) 3648
  Sensor Type CMOS
  Sensor Size 1inch
  Sensor Size (width) No Data
  Sensor Size (height) No Data
  Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
  LCD Monitor 3in
  Screen resolution 1040K
  Touch Screen Yes
Focusing
  Min Focus 3cm
  Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
  Shutter speeds shortest 1/16000sec
  Shutter speeds longest 1sec
  Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  ISO sensitivity 80 - 25600
  White balance
  Exposure Comp No Data
Shooting Options
  Continuous shooting No Data
Video
  Movie mode Yes
  Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  Video FPS 4K 30p, 25p, 24p, FullHD 60p, 50p
  Stereo Sound Yes
  Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
  Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
  HDMI Yes
  USB USB 2
  Wi-Fi Yes
Storage
  Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
  Battery Type Lithium-Ion
  CIPA Rating 260
Box Contents
  Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
  Weight 315g
  Width 105.5mm
  Height 60mm
  Depth 42mm

Premium compact cameras with large sensors from Panasonic now includes:

  • Panasonic Lumix LX100 (Shown above) – 12mp Micro Four Thirds sensor, 3.1x optical zoom, f/1.7-2.8, 24-75mm, EVF
  • Panasonic Lumix LX15 – 20mp 1inch sensor, 3x optical zoom, f/1.4-2.8, 24-72mm, no EVF
  • Panasonic Lumix TZ100 – 20mp 1inch sensor, 10x optical zoom, f/2.8-5.9, 25-250mm, EVF

Compared to other premium compact cameras with a 20 megapixel 1inch sensor such as the Canon Powershot G9X and RX100 III:

LX15 RX100 III G7 X II G9 X
3x optical zoom 2.9x optical zoom 4.2x optical zoom 3x optical zoom
f/1.4-2.8 f/1.8-2.8 f/1.8-2.8 f/2.0-4.9
24-72mm 24-70mm 24-100mm 28-84mm
4K video FullHD FullHD FullHD
Touch-screen No touch-screen Touch-screen Touch-screen
3cm macro 5cm macro 5cm macro 5cm macro
No EVF EVF No EVF No EVF

The RX100 III is priced at £599, and for 4K video you need to look at the RX100 IV, priced at around £829.

The LX15 features 4K (UHD resolution) video recording. Video – level shot horizon automatically keeps the horizon level. Features a 120fps slow-motion Full HD video mode. Continuous AF in video.

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