Summary: Panasonic is serious about its products, as always. Although this model is a bit old compared with the new line products, it produces crispy pictures and dare to compete with most new models from other companies. With the price of a compact camera, it is a perfect starter for those who are considering stepping into pros.
Excerpt: I sold my DMC-FZ7 and bought this in the fall of 2010. I wear glasses, and I couldn't really tell the difference between the EVF on the G10 and that of the G2. At the price it was selling for, I figured I'd live without the articulated LCD screen. This camera has made me very happy. I should mostly raw now because I can (the FZ7 didn't have a raw mode). I have the kit lens, the 45-200mm zoom and the stunning Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens.
Summary: i asked for this as a gift b/c my daughter has one and has taken beautiful pictures.... I HATE MINE... i have yet to take a picture that was worth keeping... what a lot of money to waste... i feel burned... what can i say?
Summary: I have an EPL3 so when this was on offer (less than U$200) with 14-42,why not? Love that this has a viewfinder AND built-in flash Haven't - and probably never will - compare the Lumix 14-42 to the Olympus 14-42 Sure sharpness matters but I don't much go for blowing up pictures just to see resolution I use m43 (with 9-18, 14 f/2.5, 15 f/8 - lens cap lens)and 45 f/1.8) along with an FZ200 (24-600 f/2.8 all the way) and a Nikon P310 (for the 24mm f/1.8) - because airports...
Summary: This handy camera gives the best of both worlds. It has a sharp lens though not much range. It has many of the features you might find in a regular SLR but is not as heavy. It's easy to use and has a range of options for night shots, close-ups, and other specific situations. The flash pops off the top and is ready whenever you are.
Summary: I bought this to replace my G1 which did not offer video recording. This camera is very similar to the G2 however to make it cost less Panasonic took out some features. There are 3 main differences between this and the G2: No articulating LCD screen Video recording is 720P in MPEG EVF (electronic view finder) has ~200K pixels vs 1.1 Million on G2 The good thing is that it takes amazing photos, it has an amazingly fast boot time, compatible with many lenses.
Summary: Bought the cam about 1 month ago. Used it in my trip to Scandinavia to shot mostly scenaries (lakes, rivers, mountains). This is my first camera, so I am not so familiar with custom set of all parameters, used presets generally (portrait, scenery etc). All main functions/presets can be accesed by buttons & special rings. Usability is on the high level.
Summary: This camera body is an excellent value when used with legacy lens or Panasonic and Olympus lens. If you do not need video this is an excellent micro 4/3 camera and the pictures speak for themselves.
Summary: As a long time amateur shooter of Minolta, then Sony Alpha cameras, I was looking for something easier to carry. The Sony system is still my go-to gear for "photo days", but needed a simpler,lighter camera that would still shoot quality images. The manager at my favorite camera store suggested the Panasonic Lumix G-10...and offered a great price. Now that I've used in for about six months...I'm in love! The G-10 travels well, carries easily and makes wonderful pictures.