Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Review

4.0
April 20, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

TYPE
Type Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR
Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 13.1 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Colour filter Primary colour filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM
Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible / Still Image with Audio: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.21) + QuickTime / Motion Image: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size (Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S) / [3:2] 4000 x 2672(L), 2816 x 1880(M), 2048 x 1360(S) / [16:9] 4000 x 2248(L), 2816 x 1584(M), 1920 x 1080(S) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
Motion Image (Motion JPEG) [4:3] VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps / QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / [16:9] WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps / [HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps
VIEWFINDER
Type Live View Finder (202,000 dots equivalent)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.04x / 0.52x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0 ~ +4.0 m-1
Auto eye sensor No
FOCUS
Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS/AFC/MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
AF detective range EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
AF assist lamp yes
AF lock AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFS mode
Others Pre AF(Quick AF/Continuous AF), Touch MF Assist(5x, 10x)
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Light metering system 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple/Center Weighted/Spot
Metering range EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / Intelligent ISO
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
AE lock AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed
AE bracket 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
WHITE BALANCE
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
SHUTTER SYSTEM
Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)
Self timer 2sec / 10sec / 10sec, 3 images
Remote control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
SCENE MODE
Still Image SCN mode Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / / Close-up(Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / Night Portrait (Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Creative) / SCN (Sunset/Party/Baby 1,2/Pet/Peripheral Defocus)
Movie SCN mode Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / Low-light / SCN (Sunset/Party/Portrait) / (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Motion picture Button. Still Image SCN mode without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode or other related mode.)
BURST SHOOTING
Burst speed H: 3.2 frames/sec, M: 2.6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (With Live View)
Number of recordable images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
BUILT-IN-FLASH
Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN11 equivalent (ISO 100 ?m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3EV Step ±2EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Hot shoe TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)
LCD MONITOR
Type Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels 460K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
LCD mode Off / Auto Power LCD / Power LCD
LIVE VIEW
Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra optical zoom Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 3.1x (HD/WVGA), 4.2x (VGA/QVGA)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram
FILM MODE
Colour Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and white Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film
PLAYBACK
Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slide show, Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Motion Picture/Category/Favorite), / Favorite, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Resize, Cropping, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Print Set, Protect, Face recognition Edit
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
Protection Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT
Direct Print PictBridge compatible?Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable ?
INTERFACE
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Monaural
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL
Remote / External microphone input φ2.5mm. Remote control only
Built-in microphone Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
Speaker yes
LANGUAGE
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
GENERAL
Colour Black
Power
Battery ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1250mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
Battery life CIPA standard :Approx. 380 images (LCD), Approx. 410 images (LVF) with H-FS014042 Approx. 350 images (LCD), Approx. 380 images (LVF) with H-FS045200
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 83.6 x 74mm / 4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 in (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 558g / 19.68 oz ?SD card, Battery, 14-42mm lens included) / Approx. 336g / 11.85 oz ?Body only?
Operating Environment
Operating temperature 0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 80?
Standard Accessories
Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / QuickTimeTM / USB Driver
Standard accessories Battery Charger/AC Adapter / Battery Pack / Body Cap / AV Cable / USB Connection Cable / AC Cable / Shoulder Strap / CD-ROM
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1
Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer yes
Focal Length f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m / 1ft
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.16x / 0.32x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75°(W)?29°(T)
General
Filter Size φ52mm / 2.05 in
Max. Diameter φ60.6mm / 2.39 in
Overall Length Approx. 63.6mm / 2.50 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g] Approx. 165g
Weight [oz] Approx. 5.82oz
Standard Accessories Lens Cap / Lens Hood / Lens Rear Cap / Lens Storage Bag
Further Specifications
MY COLOR MODE Expressive/Retro/Pure/Elegant/Monochrome/Dynamic Art/Silhouette/Custom(Color/Brightness/Saturation/ adjustable)

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