Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10
|Type||Micro Four Thirds System|
|Lens||Micro Four Thirds System mount|
|Sensor||17.3 mm × 13 mm Live MOS|
|Maximum resolution||4000×3000 (12.0 megapixels)|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO 100–6400|
|Focus modes||Automatic or Manual Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing|
|Exposure modes||Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority|
|Flash||Built-in pop up, TTL, GN 11 equivalent (ISO100 · m)|
|Flash bracketing||±3.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps|
|Shutter speed range||60–1/4000 sec|
|Viewfinder||EVF color display, 100% field of view, 0.52x (35mm equiv), 1.04x magnification, with 202K dots; LCD or fixed 3.0 inch colour LCD 460K dot equivalent|
|Custom WB||custom modes|
|Battery||Li-Ion 7.2 V, 1250 mAh|
|Weight||body 385 g, with 14–42mm lens 638 g|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 is the sixth digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera introduced that adheres to the Micro Four Thirds System (MFT) system design standard, and the fourth Panasonic model MFT camera. The G10 model was announced concurrently with its more capable sibling, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2, in March 2010.
The G10 was positioned as an entry level, basic MFT camera, similar in form and function to other Panasonic MFT still cameras such as the more feature laden Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, GH1 and G2. The G10 retained important core features such as the MFT sensor, and shutter systems, the ability to change lenses, but omitted certain cost driving features, notably the articulating LCD, in favor of a fixed panel LCD, and the high resolution electronic view finder (EVF) in favor of a lower resolution EVF, with a less clear and smooth image than its sister cameras with built-in EVF's. Unfortunately, using a lower cost EVF has been the one of the main criticisms of what was otherwise considered very capable still camera. Apparently there are situations under which low resolution EVF is not easily usable. In fact, other than the EVF and LCD changes, on paper at least, the G10 might even be considered more capable than the G1, because it has video capabilities where the G1 did not.
The G10 featured Motion JPEG video capability only, with a mono microphone, as opposed to more capable AVCHD recording formats found in the other Panasonic G and GH series cameras, with the exception of the G1, which had no video capability.
The G10 is supplied with a standard Panasonic 14–42 mm ƒ/3.5–5.6 kit lens (28–86 mm equivalent) and can use all native Micro Four Thirds System lenses. Four Thirds System lenses can be used with an adapter, as can the lenses from nearly every major manual focus camera mount, such as Leica M, Leica R, Olympus OM, Nikon F, Canon FD, Minolta SR, M42 Screw Mount, Contax/Yashica Mount and others. Canon EF mount lenses can be used with an adapter, but native EF lenses are electronically controlled, and will therefore not have aperture control or autofocus. The Micro Four Thirds System specification supports lenses with optical image stabilization.
The camera was available in one color: black (suffix K).
As of mid-2011, the G10 camera had no immediately apparent successor model, with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 seemingly covering the replacement space for both the G10 and the G2 cameras.
Micro Four Thirds Camera introduction roadmap
|Item||Model||Sensor||Electronic View Finder (EVF)||Announced|
|1||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effective)||EVF; 1.4x magnification; 1.44M dots||2008, October|
|2||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1||4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 14.0 mp (12.1 mp effect)||EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots||2009, April|
|3||Olympus PEN E-P1||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||optional hotshoe optical VF-1; 65 degree AOV||2009, July|
|4||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF LVF1; 1.04x mag; 202K dots||2009, September|
|5||Olympus PEN E-P2||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2009, November|
|6||Olympus PEN E-PL1||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2010, February|
|7||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect)||EVF; 1.04x magnification; 202K dots||2010, March|
|8||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect)||EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots||2010, March|
|9||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2||4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 18.3 mp (16.0 mp effect)||EVF; 1.42x mag; 1.53M dots||2010, September|
|10||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF; 1.04x mag; 202K dots||2010, November|
|11||Olympus PEN E-PL1s||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2010, November|
|12||Olympus PEN E-PL2||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, January|
|13||Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3||4:3 / 16.6 mp (15.8 mp effect)||EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, May|
|14||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect)||N/A||2011, June|
|15||Olympus PEN E-P3||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, June|
|16||Olympus PEN E-PL3||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, June|
|17||Olympus PEN E-PM1||4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, June|
|18||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1||4:3 / 16.6 mp (16.0 mp effect)||opt hotshoe EVF LVF2; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots||2011, November|
|19||Olympus OM-D E-M5||4:3 / 16.9 mp (16.1 mp effect)||EVF; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots||2012, February|
- "Olympus unveils the affordable Pen". Digital Photography Review. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 web site
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Press Release
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Review – Digital Photography Review
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Review – Imaging Resource Review
Media related to Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 at Wikimedia Commons
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