For those who need a backup to their DSLR with form and functionality, Panasonic presents the newest Lumix in the “fully-featured compact” market with the Lumix LX10. This latest release — a smaller, pocketable iteration to the LX100 — packs all the photography functions a talented amateur or professional veteran could ask for: 5-axis image stabilization, large variable f/1.4 – 2.8 aperture across its Leica-lensed 24-72mm focal range, 20MP 1-inch sensor, and a luxurious all-metal enclosure. For video junkies, 4K video at 30 fps should fulfill the odd jobs needed for web videos and outings, while 120 fps at 1080p would grant a bit more creativity for fun projects and action scenes. The only thing that’s missing from the LX10 to make it perfect is an electronic viewfinder, and without a dedicated hot shoe there’s no hope in sight for any sort of eye-level composition.
The LX10 releases in November for a retail price of $700 USD.