CNET First Look
Panasonic Lumix LX10, the ambiguous camera choiceA solid enthusiast compact eclipsed by more clear-cut competition.
[MUSIC] Panasonic's LS 10's a bit of an odd duck. But not because it stands out from the crowd of enthusiast compacts with one inch sensors. It's odd because it really doesn't, which is unusual for Panasonic. The LX 10 combines the 20 megapixel one inch sensor of the ZS 100, with a fast but short zoom lens, and manual aperture ring like the LX 100. [MUSIC] But those two stand out. The ZS 100 has the longest zoom range in a compact camera with the size sensor. And the LS100 has a larger but lower resolution 12 mega pixel for the sight sensor. And it delivers better photo quality than the one inch model. The only really notable aspect of the LX 10 is that it's 24 to 72 millimeter equivalent lens starts at F1 four. That's wider than other cameras but not by a really meaningful amount, and that's only at 24 millimeters. It does hit [INAUDIBLE] at 33 millimeters and can stay there through 72 millimeters which is a bit wider across parts of the range than many other cameras. And it has pretty good auto-focus too. By leaving out a viewfinder and a [INAUDIBLE], Panasonic. Just to be cheaper at $700 than the current models in Lumix RX 100 series. Those are closer to $1000, but they do have you font. It's photo and video quality are excellent but I don't know that a lot of people will find it more noticeably excellent than a lot of the competition. And I miss a view finder since the display only tilts up which typically makes it difficult to see in direct sun light. and I don't think it's tiny battery will make it though a full day of vacation shooting. You really need to plug it in whenever you can. Panasonic does offer some unique capabilities in it's cameras such a multiple focus which snaps pictures at multiple shots at multiple focus distances and turns them into a short video and you can extract the ones you like From that. And its 4K Burst Mode work the same way for really fast continuous shooting at eight met. [MUSIC].