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 review


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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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  • Arnold Layne

    Superb Lens, beautifully built and extremely good value for money.Supersharp pictures,if you can live with manual focus this has got to be a must have lens for full frame cameras as well as DX models. The manual focus is a joy to use and I can’t recommend this lens highly enough. Absoloutely delighted with this lens and will certainly be well used on my Nikon D610.. Great!

  • Brian Tisley

    just can’t believe the cost is it any good at full frame one wonders I hope so because at near standard lens on 1/2 frame or APS-C if you wish
    on full frame camera and prime lens user which would like to be myself
    this deserves a good look at