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 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.