Panasonic LX10 Review

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Panasonic LX10 Review Black Friday Deals 2019

Panasonic LX10 Review Black Friday Deals 2019

Panasonic LX10 Review

Hi guys it’s Shawn here from digitrax now today we’re going to be taking a look at a panasonic compact camera and that’s the LX 10 now this is also known as the LX 15 in different markets now the tanto sonic LX 10 is a compact camera so there’s a small body size and non interchangeable lens but it has a much larger sensor than most compact it has a one inch size sensor which means the LX 10 is going to have higher picture quality better low-light performance and a better shallow depth of field than most compact cameras there are other cameras that are in this kind of small form-factor with a one-inch sensor notably there’s the Sony rx100 mark 5 also the Panasonic T’s at 110 which they came out about 10 months ago I’m going to making a lot of comparisons between the LX 10 and those other two cameras note the t21 10 by the way is also known as the ZF 100 or the TZ 100 depending on what market you’re in I’m going to call the TI 110 because we’re in Australia but we’re all talking about the same camera here but I’m going to compare the LX 10 to these other cameras when we compare it to the TJ 110 will see that there are a lot of similarities between the two cameras there’s one or two key differences which are going to be kind of the deciding factor on whether you want the LX 10 or the t at 110 depending on what features are more important to you as a user when we compare it to the rx100 mark 5 we’re going to see that the RS 105 is definitely still the highest performing compact camera in this category the LX n is not going to significantly challenge it here spec wise but we’ll see that the LX 10 is still very respectable in terms of these 10 respect it still does a quite a good job and it’s significantly cheaper than the rx100 mark 5 and by significantly cheaper I mean to the tune of about $600 Australian so have quite a large dollar value so keep that in mind as we go through these specs now if you’re not too familiar with the the t21 10 or the rx100 mark 5 I’ve got videos reviews on those there you can check them out I’ll put them the description as well but let’s start with a look at the body of the LX 10 so the body design of the LX 10 is very similar to the t’s at 1:10 that we’re making some comparisons to it’s got that similar kind of smooth body design look obviously being a compact camera it is quite small and possible it’s got that extendable lens that will fold away when you’re not you which is nice one nice point is this nice manual aperture control ring that you’ll see here if you like manual controls on your camera that’s nice to have the T’s at 110 does not have this so that’s an extra little manual manual control that we have on the LX 10 in addition to that aperture ring we also have this ring at the front which can control a variety of settings such as zoom control or manual focus for example on the back we have a nice LCD touchscreen and touch controls are implemented as we’ve seen again on Panasonic cameras in the past which means they’re very well implemented Panasonic has been doing good touch screens for quite a while now so they’re pretty intuitive it’s quick to jump around through the touch screen you can use it to change your autofocus point which is handy drag little icons like histograms around the screen it’s a pretty good system now it’s notable here because the the Sony rx100 mark 5 does not have a touchscreen another nice feature on the screen is that it is a tilting screen we can flip it upwards and all the way around for selfies which is going to be good for you if you’re taking photos of yourself or you know vlogging for example you can see it also kicked into its face recognition when we flip it around here so it’s going to be easy to track your face and keep it in focus that’s nice to have the T’s at 1:10 does not have a tilting screen it’s a fixed screen so that’s an advantage that you’re going to have if you have if you get the LX 10 over the t’s at 1:10 as usual panasonic has given us a number of assignable function buttons we have three here on the the LX 10 we can assign these to whatever sudden we want really so they’re really customizable which is really nice there’s also five touchscreen buttons that you can assign so you can kind of have a hot list that you can access via the touch screen in addition to the actual physical buttons on the side as well similarly we do have one customizable control setting on the mode dial here we can set your settings or whatever you like there and every time you put it back to the C there it will recall those settings immediately which is nice to have I use that all the time on my gh4 we also have a little pop-up flash here in the corner which is nice but one thing that is notably absent is a viewfinder so both the T’s at 110 and the rx100 mark 5 do have view finders you’re not going to find that on the LX 10 so bear that in mind if that’s an important feature for you so touching on the sensor that’s inside the body there it has a 20 megapixel one inch size sensor that’s about par for the course when comparing it to the rx100 mark 5 and the TJ 1 10 they both have 20 megapixel one inch size sensor but compared to other compacts that means the LX ten is going to give you reasonably high resolution high quality images the size of the sensor means that it’s going to be quite good in low-light good for shallow depth of field and just overall higher image quality than most other compacts the fact that it’s 20 megapixel means that you’re going to be able to blow your photos up if you’re printing them out to a decent size you’re also going to be able to crop in a decent amount and still have a good amount of detail in there so you’re going to get good picture quality out of the LX 10 certainly so now let’s take a look at the lens on the LX 10 because that’s a definite highlight of this camera so it has a 24 to 72 millimeter F 1 point 4 to 2.8 lens so that’s let’s look at the focal length first that’s a very usable focal length that’s considered kind of your standard focal length assume it’s about a 3 x zoom and it’s basically the same as on the rx100 mark 5 which has a 24 to 70 millimeter range lens it’s generally the lens the focal length that most people take the majority of their shots in however it is noticeably not comparable or not the same as the T’s at 110 which has a very long 24 to 240 millimeter 10 times zoom range so the tee that one 10 has a lot longer zoom range than both the LX 10 and the rx100 mark 5 that’s kind of one of the main headline features on the TI 110 so you’re not going to get that on the LX 10 but it is still a very workable zoom range now we’ll see the trade-off there because the LX 10 looking at the aperture for the 1.4 to 2.8 apertures lens is a very bright lens it’s going to let in a lot of light can be great for low-light shooting also good for achieving shallow depth of field which is typically somewhat difficult on a smaller camera like this but you will be able to get it a little bit with this wide aperture at 1.4 compared to the T’s at 110 it’s a lot brighter the t-dub 1/10 lens is 2.8 to 5.9 so it’s a lot darker of a lens that’s the trade-off you get for having that longer zoom range the the LX 10 lens is even a little bit brighter than the lens on the rx100 mark 5 which is 1.8 2.8 so at one point four to 2.8 the LX and is a little bit brighter at the wide end it is nice now looking at autofocus VL x10 has a forty nine point contrast detection system using Panasonic depth ID focus technology this is a system that we’ve seen in some other Panasonic cameras before it is reliable it’s a very quick at grabbing focus very good at tracking focus as well it’s going to give you a good performance in the realm of autofocus certainly it also has a good base attack system in there which is particularly useful considering we have that flip up selfie screen looking at burst shooting the camera can shoot quite quickly at a max of 10 frames per second or 6 frames per second if you’re using auto focus tracking that is quite fast so if you’re shooting any kind of fast movement sports action or kids running around and so on you’re going to be able to track that pretty well it doesn’t have a huge buffer so if you’re shooting raw you’re only going to be able to shoot at this speed for about a second or so but you can certainly do it now these specs don’t quite match up to the Rs 100 mark 5 which does have a little bit of a faster autofocus system and in terms of birth shooting they kind of went overboard the rx100 mark 5 has 24 frames per second as well as a huge buffer of 170 jpeg or 60 raw photos now those are huge numbers you might not find that you need that kind of performance on a regular basis and the LX 10 certainly is still something up with very respectable numbers that for most people will be all that they need however that is even mitigated a little bit further by the fact that the LX 10 has Panasonic’s 4k photo modes and similar which will touch on now so the LX 10 does have those 4k photo modes that we’ve seen in almost every Panasonic camera in the last year or so and that is essentially revolving around using 4k video and pulling stills from\ the video because 4k video is a lot higher resolution than 1080 the stills that you pull from it can actually be used as decent photos they’re 8 megapixel photos so it’s still a decent quality the 4k photo mode the standard one basically shoots 4k video at 30 frames per second for up to 15 minutes and then you go through and pull stills from that and then the post focus and focus stacking modes both rely on taking a photo using every single focus point in this case 49 focus points in the post focus mode you can go in and you know tap each focus point and change the focus after the fact if you want to change the focus point of the photo I go into these features a little bit more in depth in my she’s at 1:10 review so watch that if you want a bit more detail on these but that’s essentially how they work now lastly a touch on video on the ten and as I’m sure you could surmise from my last segment there well the LX ten can shoot 4k video and it can shoot it at up to 30 frames per second now I note that the image stabilization does work while shooting video which is nice it’ll shoot at 1080p or Full HD at up to 120 frames per second as well which is a cool little bonus now you do lose some manual control when you’re shooting it that way but this will let you shoot some nice slow-motion footage now note the the rx100 mark 5 does shoot at up to 240 frames per second in 1080 while the Alex 10 is not quite at the spec level of the rx100 mark 5 is it’s still very respectable 120 frames per second on a compact right this is still quite good so now that we’re familiar with most of the features and specs on the LR 10 let’s do a summary comparison between that camera and then the TD 110 and the rx100 mark 5 so comparing it to the t2 110 they’re both Santa Sonic cameras they’re very similar in most respects it’s a matter of trade-offs if you’re deciding which camera is better for you the LX 10 does not have the super long zoom range that the T’s at 110 has so it’s not quite as flexible but it has a much brighter lens so it’s better in low lights that are at shallow depth-of-field shooting and then the similar vein the LX 10 does not have the view finders that the TI 110 has but it gains that tilting LCD screen which will allow you to do selfies and vlogging and so on so when deciding between these two cameras you should look at those features determine what features are better for you and how you shoot and that’ll kind of guide you as to which camera is better for you between those two now looking at the LX 10 versus the rx100 mark 5 it’s clear that the the arch 100 is still the undisputed king of the high performance compact camera the alux 10 can’t really knock it off that perch if you’re looking for the best performing compact camera that’s still the rx100 mark 5 certainly however I think that the LX 10 is a much better value camera than the RS 100 it does a lot of similar things to the rx100 maybe not absolutely everything at the same quality at the same you know spec level so there are 400 does but certainly everything at a very respectable level that I think most people will be happy with and it does it again at a significantly lower price point again here in Australia we’re talking about a $600 different so I really a significant price difference one feature that’s unavoidable is that lack of viewfinder on the LX 10 which you do heavy on the rx100 so if that is an important feature keep that in mind now having said all that let’s keep in mind that we are talking about compact cameras here and that not everybody buying a compact is necessarily going to be super interested in all the nitty-gritty specs that we’ve just gone through so in broad terms the LX 10 is a very competent compact camera that’s going to be great for someone who wants the small cameras that they can bring around but yet still takes high quality photos it’s particularly good in low-light with that very bright land and it’s just generally a very good jack-of-all-trades camera that does everything quite well I certainly think that most people will be very happy with the performance out of the LX 10 now if you want to learn a bit more about the LX 10 or try it out come in to one of our stores we’ve got stores in the Sydney CBD Bondi Junction Miranda Chatswood the Brisbane and Melbourne CBD and a new sort in tanning tune Western Australia which is just outside of Perth you can also order the LX 10 on our website at

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