The Lumix DMC-G10 is a lot of camera for the price
10 December 2013
Summary: If I were basing my rating totally on outdoor daytime shots this camera would have gotten a 5, and I cannot choose 4.5 so I guess this has to be a 4 star rating. The one negative to the camera is flash pictures. As much as I like natural light shots there are times when it is nice to have a flash.
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 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: 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: Is an excelent camera entry level and your price is just. My only complaint is the poor quality of the lens and that I am not an expert.I've had a great LUMIX FZ 35 and fifferences is significantly better quality in pictures and in video.widely recommend it for people like me are starting from the picture taking small steps at a time.
Excerpt: Excellent image quality. Fast AF, surprisingly so. It's actually faster than the Nikon D50 I sold to purchase this camera. Metering is excellent, right on the money. No blown highlight, except in EXTREME conditions. I love the MF assist, as well as the MF magnification. VERY useful for Legacy lenses. I use my OM 50mm f1.8 lens with frequently. Very well built, solid. Problems: I just wish the MF/AF and Mega OIS switches were on the lens.
Pros: Great next step for someone looking for more than a point & shoot, but can't get a DSLR. Good quality images, a good range of lenses, and even more if you can get a 4/3 mount for other lenses. Nice compact size compared with sometimes bulky DSLR's
Summary: My wife & I pulled the trigger on the Panasonic Lumix DMC G10 after doing much research & checking various reviews & Consumer Reports. We were fed up with our cheap compact digital camera & were tired of missing a lot of memories due to its low quality & frustrating shutter lag. The Lumix is a great choice for those who want an affordable pro quality camera & have "limited" photography skills.
Summary: This review is in response to recent price movements for this camera. It's now offered around two-thirds the MSRP. I don't expect the price to go back up too much. This is the same money as a good point-and-shoot. For that, you get a really lightweight SLR-style camera with pretty good ergonomics and good features. I had used Panasonic point-and-shoots for the last six or seven years and have always been really pleased with the performance and build quality.