Panasonic G10 summary
Panasonic G10 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first announced on August of 2010. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The G10 is positioned #105 out of 114 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #480 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Panasonic G10 history
The Panasonic G10 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can see all earlier and new models alongside important features.
Panasonic G10 Gallery
You can see the G10 from various angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic G10 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Panasonic G10 based on criterias which are oftentimes considered essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic G10 Sensor info
The Panasonic G10 is run by the Venus Engine HD II processor. The sensor dimension on the Panasonic G10 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the G10's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The G10 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic G10 dimensions
Panasonic G10 weighs in at 0.86 pounds (388 grams / 13.69 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 124mm x 90mm x 74mm (4.9" x 3.5" x 2.9"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 grams and the Panasonic G10 is more heavy compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Panasonic G10 beside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the G10.
Panasonic G10 Lens info
The G10 fits the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses currently available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the G10.
Panasonic G10 Connectivity
The G10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send images and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Panasonic G10 Video info
The max video resolution on the Panasonic G10 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should strive for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to buy a different model if you require decent audio for your videos.
Panasonic G10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Panasonic G10 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Panasonic G10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic G10 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details for Panasonic G10 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 202 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.52x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Panasonic G10 Shutter info
Panasonic G10 is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Panasonic G10 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic G10 has both built-in flash along with external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/160 sec.
Panasonic G10 Autofocus info
Panasonic G10 has just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which makes it helpful for people photography.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Panasonic G10 comes with manual focus if needed in low light occasions or you need more precise focus control.
Panasonic G10 Battery life
The battery pack on the Panasonic G10 is designed to last for 380 photographs as per the CIPA standards which is higher than the usual ın comparison with its class. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has got the maximum (650) battery life in this group of cameras.
Following is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
Panasonic G10 for specific forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a rundown of the Panasonic G10 for specific forms of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Panasonic G10 Portrait photography info
The Panasonic G10 has a score of 60 which is average, and means the camera is reasonably acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the capability to use off-camera flash.
Panasonic G10 Street photography info
Having a moderate points tally of 59, the Panasonic G10 is relatively acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic G10 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography score of 45 suggests the Panasonic G10 is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic G10
Size is pretty important when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Panasonic G10 gets a moderate 54 as a travelling camera which is fairly adequate to take on your vacations.
Landscape photography with Panasonic G10
In case you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic G10 at it's modest score of 59 for a landscape camera is reasonably adequate compared to its competitors.
Vlogging with Panasonic G10
A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Panasonic G10 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 23.
Panasonic G10 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the G10, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram down below will give you a bird's eye view of the G10 compared to it's highest scoring rivals shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.