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Panasonic Lumix LX15 (LX10) Review - Verdict

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Panasonic Lumix LX15 LX10 Hands On (6)

Value For Money

The Panasonic Lumix LX15 retails at the moment for around £599, making it a little more expensive than the older Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II (£549). It’s likely that over the next couple of months, the prices will even out. Also by contrast, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark IV retails for around £749, and the RX100 Mark V retails for around £999, making the LX15 seem like a fantastic buy. While nearly £600 is a lot to spend on a compact camera, if it’s something you’re going to always have with you and use often, you may consider it value for money.

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Panasonic Lumix LX15 Verdict

There’s lots of competition in the one-inch premium compact camera market, and it’s quite hard to choose between those that are available.

The Panasonic Lumix LX15 doesn’t offer quite such a long focal length as the Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II, and while image quality is roughly on par, if you think you'll need that extra focal length then it’ll be the Canon that persuades you.

On the other hand, the LX15 has 4K Photo modes, as well as things like Post Focus which could tempt you in. Don’t forget you can also record 4K video as well. At the widest point of the lens, it’s a little brighter than the G7 X II, as well as allowing you to get closer to macro subjects.

Another competitor is the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V, which offers a retractable electronic viewfinder. While that’s attractive, the price is also almost twice as much - so you’re paying a huge premium for it.

Overall the LX15 is a very good camera, producing great images, especially in the right conditions. It’s versatile and would make for a great travel or every day camera when space is at a premium. It’s a touch on the expensive side for now, but hopefully the price will come down in the following months.

Panasonic Lumix LX15 Pros

  • One-inch sensor
  • 4k Video and Photo
  • Tilting, touch-sensitive screen
  • Full manual and raw shooting 
  • Bright f/1.4 lens
  • 5-axis image stabilisation

Panasonic Lumix LX15 Cons

  • Screen doesn’t fully articulate
  • No Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
  • On the pricey side 

Features5/5
Handling4/5
Performance4/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict


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Comments


26 Mar 2017 2:54AM
What drew me to the LX10 over comparable models? I would have to say it was a combination of features. Other cameras may have these capabilities, but the LX10 had the total package. 4 K Video, 4K Photo, WiFi, Extended ISO to 25,600, 49 Focus Points etc.
I am also very impressive with this LX10 when taken photo in a dark environment. I can't believe the picture quality can compare with my Full Frame Canon 6D. The low light control in LX10 is doing very well so that I can take picture at night or indoor without any problem.
I share my video to show you how cool is this camera:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06pVXLhGtM

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