Also unveiled at Photokina is the new Lumix DMC-LX10 camera, which features a 1-inch MOS sensor and Leica DC-Vario Summilux lens.


 The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 camera. (Source: Panasonic.)

Scheduled for local release in November, the DMC-LX10 features   a fast f/1.4-2.8 zoom lens with angle-of-view coverage equivalent to a 24-72mm lens in 35mm format. An aperture ring on the lens allows direct, intuitive control and the lens can be focused to within three centimetres of a subject for close-up shots. The compact lens design comprises 11 elements in 9 groups and includes six dual-sided aspherical and low-dispersion elements. The nine-blade aperture diaphragm produces bokeh with a smooth, circular shape.  

This the seventh generation model in the LX Series supports 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p/25p (50Hz) or 24p in MP4. Easy to use 4K Live Cropping offers stable panning and zooming during recording. Panasonic’s 4K Photo modes are also available, including the 4KPhoto, 4K Video, 4K Live Cropping and Light Composition, as well as Post Focus with Focus Stacking. ‘Batch Save’ is also supported, with the ability to store an entire Burst sequence of up to 150 frames. The DMC-LX10 features Panasonic’s AF with Depth from Defocus technology, with high speed autofocusing performance of approx. 0.12 second, and burst shooting at up to 10 fps (AFS)  or 6 fps (AFC). Touch focus and touch shutter are also available.

When it goes on sale in November, the DMC-LX10 will be priced at AU$999 (RRP). It will be available in Australia from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers. For more information, visit