It has much in common with the new Lumix DMC-G2, but its pared 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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 review

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£499.99

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Our Verdict

For the majority of photographers considering buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10, the most important fact is that it is capable of recording the same level of detail as the other cameras in the Panasonic range. The company has not compromised in this area. The cost savings have been made at the expense of a few handling refinements, which may be of no consequence to some prospective users.

During this test I found that the lower-resolution EVF was not the issue I thought it might be. However, I really missed the eye sensor and articulated screen of the G2. The sensors make swapping between using the EVF and the main LCD screen seamless, and enable me to shoot using the EVF and make menu based adjustments without having to remember to press the EVF/LCD button.

Although the G10 has proved itself a very capable camera, if I were looking to buy a G-series model I would save a little longer to buy the G2.

 

Details

Output Size:4000x3000 pixels
Viewfinder Type:Electronic (with 202,000-dot equivalent)
Memory Card:SD/SDHC
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled focal-plane
Dioptre Adjustment:-4 to +4 dioptre, eye point 17.5mm
Built-in Flash:Yes – GN 11m @ ISO 100
LCD:3in, 460,000-dot TFT
Field of View:Approx 100%
AF Points:23 automatically selectable points, or one of 3,283 single vari-zone selection points
White Balance Bracket:3 exposures with blue/amber and magenta/green adjustment
Weight:336g (without battery or card/s)
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed/HDMI
Exposure Modes:PASM, plus custom modes, Intelligent Auto, 28 scene modes
Focal Length Mag:2x
Max Flash Sync:1/160sec
Sensor:Four Thirds-type Live MOS device with 12.1 million effective pixels
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (supplied)
File Format:Raw, JPEG, raw+JPEG simultaneously, QuickTime Motion JPEG video
Shutter Speeds:60-1/4000sec in 1⁄3 steps plus B to 4mins
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Drive Mode:3.2fps or 2.6fps for 7 raw images or unlimited JPEG files
ISO:ISO 100-6400 in 1/3EV or 1EV steps
Lens Mount:Micro Four Thirds
Exposure Comp:±3EV in 1⁄3 EV steps
Compression:Two-stage JPEG
Metering System:144-zone Intelligent Multiple, centreweighted, spot
Dimensions:124x83.6x74mm (inc grip)
DoF Preview:Yes or shutter speed preview
Focusing Modes:Manual, single shot AF, continuous AF
Tested as:Micro System Camera
White Balance:Auto, 5 presets, plus 2 custom and Kelvin settings
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and Handling
  4. 4. White Balance and Colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Resolution, Noise and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic Range and Gamut
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Liveview and Video
  10. 10. Our Verdict
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