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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 review

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£455.00
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Verdict

For most 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

White Balance:Auto, 5 presets, plus 2 custom and Kelvin settings
Dioptre Adjustment:-4 to +4 dioptre, eye point 17.5mm
Built-in Flash:Yes – GN 11m @ ISO 100
Memory Card:SD/SDHC
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled focal-plane
Output Size:4000x3000 pixels
Viewfinder Type:Electronic (with 202,000-dot equivalent)
LCD:3in, 460,000-dot TFT
Field of View:Approx 100%
Power:Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (supplied)
Weight:336g (without battery or card/s)
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
White Balance Bracket:3 exposures with blue/amber and magenta/green adjustment
AF Points:23 automatically selectable points, or one of 3,283 single vari-zone selection points
File Format:Raw, JPEG, raw+JPEG simultaneously, QuickTime Motion JPEG video
Drive Mode:3.2fps or 2.6fps for 7 raw images or unlimited JPEG files
Shutter Speeds:60-1/4000sec in 1⁄3 steps plus B to 4mins
Colour Space:Adobe RGB, sRGB
Lens Mount:Micro Four Thirds
RRP:£499.99 (with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens)
ISO:100-6400 in 1/3EV or 1EV steps
Focusing Modes:Manual, single shot AF, continuous AF
DoF Preview:Yes, or shutter speed preview
Dimensions:124x83.6x74mm (inc grip)
Metering System:144-zone Intelligent Multiple, centreweighted, spot
Connectivity / Interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed/HDMI
Compression:Two-stage JPEG
Exposure Comp:±3EV in 1⁄3EV steps
  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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