It shares much with the new Lumix DMC-G2, but its pared-down spec means that Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G10 could be the most attractive Micro System Camera for enthusiasts on a budget

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Micro system camera at a glance:

  • 12.1 million effective pixels
  • Four Thirds Live MOS sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds lens mount
  • 1280×720-pixel video at 30fps
  • Street price around £455 (with 14-42mm lens)

A recent AP online poll revealed that of the five Micro System Camera (MSC) systems currently available, AP website users have the most faith in Panasonic’s.

This is despite the fact that Olympus has a longer history in photography and that Ricoh, Samsung and Sony use larger (APS-C-sized) sensors rather than the 17.3x13mm Four Thirds-type device employed by Panasonic.

In its favour, though, Panasonic was the first manufacturer to enter the MSC market and, more importantly, it has proved that it can make decent small cameras that produce high-quality images.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. Metering
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video
  10. 10. Verdict
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