Average Camera Review Rating [9 reviews]
On March 7 2010, Panasonic announced the launch of two Micro Four Thirds cameras
- the G2 and G10. The G10 claims to be the world's lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder, featuring the Micro Four Thirds format and comes with 12 Megapixels resolution sensor and a LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm). Other features include Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that automatically detects the best options for the shot at hand while, as rumoured, the G10 will sport 1280 x 720 HD video recording in Motion JPEG, QVGA, VGA and WVGA formats.
The Lumix DMC-G10 is priced at $599.95, while the Lumix DMC-G2 is priced at $799.95. Both cameras come outfitted with the new Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens, which offers versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm) suitable for a wide variety of scenes, everything from dynamic landscape to portrait. Here's the summary of a latest review by ePhotoZine:
"Panasonic have taken an interesting approach to the layout of the noise menu. When it's set up for 1/3 step increments, the increments are separated into a different section below the prime settings. It's unusual but I like it and I think it could be popular enough to catch on with other manufacturers. Low ISO settings start off remarkably well with lovely smooth results across the board and not an ounce of distortion coming through. The noise does start to creep in from around ISO400 although it's minimal and I can only see it when I magnify the images to 100% size in Photoshop. Coloured pixels break through at ISO800 with blue and green spots scattering the darker images. There's no high speed noise reduction on the G10 so the noise escalates from this point getting slowly worse until the image is pretty bad at the top end of ISO6400.
First impressions look promising. I still like the style of the camera, there are certain elements included on the G series that you simply don't see on a DSLR such as the continuous shooting having a switch instead of a button. That means I can quickly turn it off or on depending on my requirements. Colours look good and the images I've taken so far are sharp, so it gets my vote. I wasn't originally impressed with the specification, I didn't think that Panasonic had done enough to it, but the camera has performed well so far. I'll keep adding to this article so bookmark this page for the full test as it happens."
Photo Album: Panasonic Announces Lumix G2 and G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Camera Reviews Roundup
|dpreview: "The G10 is a very capable camera, and as an entry-level DSLR competitor it fulfils its purpose very well. It offers an excellent range of features and a lot of customization, but its 'auto everything' iA mode is on hand for those occasions when you just want to point and shoot. As far as image quality and performance are concerned, the G10 is an exact match for its big brother the G2, and we're far more incline..." - Aug 09 2010 More »|
|PhotoRadar: "The small sensor (when compared to rival DSLRs) proves an Achilles heel when it comes to high ISO. The G10 offers a range of speeds from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. However, the grain that you get when using 3200 or 6400 settings is severe, and so these options are best avoided. Shots taken at ISO 1600, however, were significantly better - and this is a good option in the lowest light. Ultimately, however, the lens su..." - Jul 21 2010 More »|
|TrustedReviews: "One thing that hasn't been cut down is the camera's exceptional performance. It can start up and take a picture in a little over one second, and in single shot mode it can maintain a consistent speed of one shot every 0.7 seconds, which is very good by any standard, although some full-size DSLRs are faster. In continuous shooting mode it can maintain approximately three frames a second, although the number of shots..." - Jul 01 2010 More »|
|PhotoReview: "Overall performance for shooting both stills and video clips was somewhat better than we expected on the basis of our tests on previous Lumix G-series cameras. Autofocusing speeds were similar to the G2 we reviewed a few weeks ago and reasonably fast for a contrast-based system, although slow when compared with the phase-difference systems used by DSLR cameras. Metering was generally accurate, regardless of the..." - Jun 21 2010 More »|
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