LUMIX 2010: Launching the G2 and G10

Panasonic to release two new LUMIX G Micro System models as Australian enthusiasm builds

Introducing the LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10, the latest models in the LUMIX G Micro System line-up of new-generation digital interchangeable lens system cameras.

Expanding on the successful LUMIX G Series, the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 are based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard with dramatic downsizing of the body, achieved by adopting a mirrorless design.

The G2 – the first interchangeable lens system camera with touchscreen shooting

The new DMC-G2 debuts as the world’s smallest and lightest system camera.

The DMC-G2 is the world’s first system camera with touch-control shooting. Just touch the LCD to indicate the subject, and the DMC-G2 focuses on it instantly. Choose from four AF modes to match the conditions. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch, for a completely new way to shoot.

Again offering the very best in features and technology, the DMC-G2 also offers high-definition video recording with AVCHD Lite. Even a beginner can record excellent video with the DMC-G2 using key iA features – including Optical Image Stabiliser (O.I.S.), Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Scene Selector.

The DMC-G2 also provides My Colour mode, Film mode and carries over a number of still scene modes to video recording. Motion picture P mode lets you change the aperture for more creative HD video recording.

The G10

The DMC-G10 is the perfect model for photographers looking to step up from their digital compact camera to the superior image quality of the Micro Four Thirds System, while still achieving ease of use.

Many of the features found on the DMC-G10 are similar to those that photographers would be used to seeing on their digital compact cameras – such as Intelligent Auto, Face Detection and HD Motion JPEG video.

The DMC-G10 offers a 202,000-dot equivalent, 1.04x (0.52x ) Live View Finder. Both the Live View Finder and LCD provide approximately 100 per cent field of view. This allows the user to check the framing accurately from corner to corner, when composing a shot.

Outstanding image quality

While achieving breakthroughs in advanced functions and compact design, Panasonic also refines its comprehensive digital imaging technologies for every camera in the LUMIX G Micro System range to achieve outstanding image quality. The Micro Four Thirds 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in both the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 offers the best of both worlds — the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, with the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. Advanced technology makes it possible to read 4 channels of data simultaneously which allows the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 to deliver 60 frames-per-second of Full-time Live View images, while faithfully reproducing high-resolution images with fine detail and rich gradation.

Rich options for expandability

With the LUMIX G Micro System and the growing number of lenses becoming available, the possibilities are unlimited. The LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 system cameras offer a wide variety of options to choose from to match every shooting situation and shooting style.

In addition to the seven LUMIX G lenses, the DMC-G2, DMC-G10 and LUMIX G Micro System can use any interchangeable lens that complies with the Four Thirds standard via an optional mount adaptor DMW-MA1 and with the prestigious Leica M/R Lenses via DMW-MA2M or MA3R.

Release Dates and Packages

The DMC-G2 will be available for sale as body only, single lens kit and twin lens kit, while the DMC-G10 will be available for sale as a twin and single lens kit only.

The LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 will be available from consumer electronics and photographic retailers in June.

Prices have yet to be announced.

9 CommentsLeave a comment

  • After reading about your two new DMC cameras, I do not know what the difference between the two. Cheers,

  • I have had the FZ50 camera for over two years now and find it to be fantastic taking it around the world on more than three occasions, a friend was with us with the cannon 50D and the the FZ50 was equal to the task or better. With this in mind I am expecting great things from the new range of cameras (G2and G10).

  • Would one of your staff be able to email me and explain the differences between the cameras to me? I’m considering buying one before a trip I’m taking overseas this year.

  • Hi Mitchell,
    The G2 has a 3” articulated touch screen for intuitive playback. It also offers many great functions like touch shutter, touch AF etc The G10 has a 460k dot fixed LCD (non- touch).The eye level viewfinder on the G2 is 1.44 million dots while the view finder on G10 is 220k dots. The G2 has motion JPEG plus AVCHD Lite recording with option stereo microphone input while the G10 offers motion JPEG recording with mono audio.
    All the best,
    Team Panasonic

  • I have a looming deadline for a photographic expedition in July and would like to know when in June the G2 will be released? Early/Mid/Late June? Date in Adelaide? I would like to plan in advance which cameras and accessories I need to take. Already have a G1 and love it so much I need the G2 so the G1 can be passed on down the family line! Thanks