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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Although I have no complaints about the G10’s AF performance with stationary and slow-moving subjects, its contrast-detection system is not ideally suited to shooting sport or fast action.

When photographing one of the Race for Life events, for example, there were a few occasions when the camera failed to focus the lens before the subject had passed me. Walkers didn’t trouble it, but I found it was hit and miss with runners.

The AF Tracking mode is useful with fairly slow-moving subjects, or for using the focus and then compose technique, but it failed to latch onto any of the runners as they headed towards me in the race.

  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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