Lumix LX10 Takes a Licking Keeps On Clicking!

Posted Jun. 23rd, 2017 by Daniel J. Cox

For our recent Invitational Photo Tours to Europe, I brought along two of Panasonic’s so-called Point and Shoot cameras, the Lumix ZS100 and the Lumix LX10. I plan to write more about them both in a later post, but I wanted to share one experience that took place a couple of days ago that’s truly impressive.  I won’t spill the beans so to speak, but will say that the LX10 proved what I’ve been saying since I began shooting Lumix cameras, “Lumix cameras are incredibly tough.” You’ll have to watch the video to see the details. Would like to hear from any others with similar durability, or not, stories of Lumix cameras in the comments below. Let me know what you think.

A pretty big “Ding” in the lens barrel after it rolled 40 meters downhill. The lens was extended out as it is in this photo so it wasn’t’ protected when the roll started. Somewhere along the line the camera’s lens retracted on its own, possibly saving itself from more damage. Thanks to NE Explorer Freddy Kurtz for shooting the stills of this camera for me.

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  1. BarryOn Mar. 9th, 2018

    Quality camera unlike the Canon G7X which has a huge problem when dropped – lots of videos showing malfunctioning lenses and highly prone to dust – Canon owners are drilling out there lenses to try and fix it – Here is a video showing how easy it is to remove dust in the LX10 and just how well its constructed

  2. Paul BaxterOn Jun. 27th, 2017

    Within a few weeks of receiving a new Lumix G5 I dropped it from waist level on a paved parking lot. No issues other than a cosmetic ding on the lower right front of the camera. Still works fine after several years of use and conversion to IR. Recently, I was takkng pictures at church with my GX8 and 12-35 f2.8. I placed it on s keyboard to adjust the lights and it slid off and hit the hard stage floor. No issues with either the camera or the lens. These Lumix cameras and lenses are tough! Just to note these are unusual for me! I am usually much more careful with my gear!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jun. 27th, 2017

      Another great story of how solid Panasonic cameras are. Thanks for joining the conversation Paul.

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