Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10K 12.1 Megapixels Micro System Digital SLR Camera with 14mm - 42mm f/3.5-f/5.6 Lens, 720p 30FPS Motion JPEG Movies, Black

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About Panasonic

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Interchangeable Lens System Digital Camera with a Micro Four Thirds Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens makes taking photos fun and simple. The lens incorporates Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to suppress the blur caused by a shaky hand and make it easier to shoot clear photographs even in low-light situations.

The G10 features full-time Live View which works with both the LCD and the Live View Finder. This means that you see before you shoot how adjusting the exposure compensation, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the image.

When you activate the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, the G10 automatically selects one of six other modes to optimize exposure and focus for the particular subject you are shooting. For example if you are shooting a sporting event or your fast-moving toddler, iA will engage AF Tracking which tracks your subject and locks the focus until the shutter release is pressed.

If you are taking photos of your friends, you can engage the Face Recognition mode in which the G10 will recognize up to 3 faces and optimize focus and exposure. This mode goes one step further and allows you to register subjects in the camera with full-face portraits so when you compose your photo the names of the registered people show up under their faces on the LDC.

The G10 allows you to enjoy HD movie recording in Motion JPEG at 1280 x 720p at 30 fps and with ISO sensitivity up to 6400 you can capture clear images in low light conditions.

The Lumix G10 has appeal to advanced photographers as well as novices who want the advanced technology interchangeable lenses and user-friendy features without the complexity of a Digital SLR camera.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Convenient (3),Easy to use (3),Exceeded expectations (3)

Panasonic Features

  • 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor offers the superior image quality of a CCD sensor and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor
  • Sensor is also advantageous for photo and movie recording with its high S/N
  • Capture Shots with iA Button: For the spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities, just press the dedicated iA button and aim the camera at your subject. The G10 automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus and brightness problems to capture great photos
  • Face Recognition function recognizes the faces of up to three people that have been registered in the camera and displays the names on the LCD
  • Once you focus on your subject, AF Tracking automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus, even if it moves, until you press the shutter release
  • In the Intelligent Exposure mode the camera can correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash
  • The Intelligent Scene Selector function automatically selects the most suitable Scene mode for the shooting situation you are in
  • The Face Detection AF/AE function determines if there are any faces in the image and adjusts the focus and exposure to capture them correctly
  • If the subject moves as you shoot, the Intelligent ISO control automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to help prevent subject blur
  • My Color mode makes it easy to capture creative images
  • Just aim the camera and select any of seven preset effects, including Silhouette, Expressive, Pure and others, while checking the image in Live View
  • The Custom setting lets you adjust the color, brightness and saturation to your liking, to further expand your creative palette
  • The G10's Venus Engine HD II incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance
  • The Venus Engine HD II features a new circuit that makes Intelligent Resolution Technology possible
  • In iA mode, the G10 automatically identifies parts with outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas and optimizes the edge emphasis on the outlines and detailed texture areas while using the Venus Engine HD II noise reduction process to make the soft gradation areas smoother
  • Dust Reduction System: The G10 features a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor vibrating around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles
  • The new Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 Asph./Mega O.I.S lens incorporates Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), using gyro sensors built into the lens, to suppress the blur caused by a shaky hand and making it easy to shoot clear photographs even in low-lit situations
  • Adopting an inner-focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high-speed AF (Auto Focus) system of Lumix G cameras

Panasonic Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
12.1 Mega Pixels
Image Sensor
Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels:13.1 Megapixels
Color filter: Primary color filter
Image Sensor Size
17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Dust Reduction System
Supersonic wave filter
Micro Four Thirds mount
Type: Contrast AF system / Focus mode: AFS/AFC/MF
AF mode: Face detection/AF Tracking/23-area-focusing/1-area-focusing /Touch(1area-focusing in Face detection/AF Tracking/Multi-area-focusing/1area-focusing)
AF detective range
EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
Focus Others
Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), MF Assist (5x, 10x)
AF/AE Lock
Focus: AF Lock (AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode)
Exposure AE Lock (AF/AE Button or Shutter button halfway pressed)
AF Assist Lamp
ISO Sensitivity
Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / Intelligent ISO
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloud y/ Shad e/ Haloge n/ Flas h/ 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
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE)
3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
Light Metering System
144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range
EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait (Normal / SoftSkin / Out-Indoor / Creative) / Scenery (Normal / Nature/ Arch/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Out-indoor/Creative) / Closeup (Flower/Food/Object/Creative) / NightPort (NightPort/NightScene/Illum/Creativ ) / SCN (Sunset/Party/Baby1/2/Pet/Periph Defocus)
Movie Scene Mode
Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / Low-light / SCN (Sunset/Party/Portrait)
Movie Scene Mode Note
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.
Shutter Speed/Shutter System
Type: Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)
Self Timer
2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Recording 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
Image Quality
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4000 x 2672(L) / 2816 x 1880 (M) / 2048 x 1360 (S)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
4000 x 2248 (L) / 2816 x 1584 (M) / 1920 x 1080 (S)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording 16:9
WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording HD Movie
1280x720 pixels 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Aspect Ratio
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Title Edit
Text Stamp/Date Stamp
Protection: Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Live View Finder(202,000 dots equivalent)
Magnification: Approx. 1.04x / 0.52x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Field of view: approx. 100%
Eye point: approx. 17.5mm
Diopiter Adjust: -4.0 ~ +4.0 [m-1]
Auto eye sensor
LCD Monitor
Type: Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor size:3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels:460K dots
Field of view:Approx.100%
Monitor Adjust.: Brightness(7 levels), Color (7 levels)
LCD mode
Off / Auto Power LCD / Power LCD
Live View
Digital Zoom:2x,4x
ExtraOpticalZoom:Max.2x(Not effective with L size recording. Mag. ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion image:3.1x(HD/WVGA),4.2x(VGA/QVGA)
Live View: Other Functions
Guide Lines (3 patterns)/Real-time Histogram
Film Mode
Color: Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and white: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others: My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film
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), Face recognition Edit
OSD Language
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
miniHDMI TypeC
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Monaural
Direct Print
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
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
Operating Humidity
10% to 80%
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
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)
Included Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE
USB Driver
DPOF Print Setting/Set Production
Print Set, Protect
Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling
Yes / Yes / Yes / No
Remote Control
Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
My Color Mode
(Still Image only) Expressive/Retro/Pure/Elegant/Monochrome/Dynamic Art/Silhouette/Custom(Color/Brightness/Saturation/ adjustable)
Burst Speed
H: 3.2 frames/sec, M: 2.6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Burst Shooting
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)
Set Favorites / Rotate Image
Rotate, Rotate Display, Favorite
USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio video output
Monaural Type, NTSC
Remote / External microphone input
2.5mm. Remote control only
Dimensions (W x H x D)
124 x 83.6 x 74mm / 4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 in (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 558g / 19.68 oz (SD card, Battery, 14-42mm lens included)
Approx. 775g / 27.33 oz (SD card, Battery, 45-200mm lens included)
Approx. 336g / 11.85 oz (Body only)
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Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers


Excelent camera semi pro


from Dominican Republic  -  Pro Photographer

The lenses are very expensive. But the battery has the longest charge I ever test in a digicamera in 5 years.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


G10 brilliant panasonic



Fantastic quality results equal to G2 in every way. You can print A4 with even cropped images. Well done Panasonic

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


biggest bang for the buck


from norcal

The G-10 is an incredible deal packed with great features. The OIS and AF are lightning fast and the controls are very intuitive. The camera is surprising compact and light yet very solid feeling. It's a great backup and second camera to go along with my GH1.

(23 of 40 customers found this review helpful)


Best camera ever


from Nebraska

This camera is the best I ever had

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