LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LX10 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
LX10 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare) or Canon PowerShot G5 X (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LX10 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. LX10 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000 sec. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately LX10 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic LX10 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic LX10 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic LX10's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, LX10 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic LX10 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic LX10, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 24p fps and save in MP4, H.264 and AAC formats. This means that Panasonic LX10 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor LX7 which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your LX7 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of LX10.
It has a Mono speaker but no built-in microphone.
4K Photo Mode
Panasonic LX10 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm XF10 or Fujifilm X70 in a similar price range.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic LX10 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic LX10 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our LX10. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect LX10 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic LX10 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 301 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic LX10 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic LX10 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic LX10 is $697.99