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Panasonic Lumix G10 12.1MP Compact System Camera Kit - Black

by Panasonic
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • LUMIX G Micro System - Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
  • Dual Full-time Live View for LCD and LVF, HD movie mode
  • High-speed Contrast Auto Focus (AF) System
  • 12.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor and Intelligent Resolution Technology
  • My Colour Mode and Peripheral Defocus Mode
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: DMC-G10KEB-K
  • ASIN: B003B20STW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,647 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Box Contains

  • G10 Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Lens Storage Bag
  • CD-ROM: Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / QuickTimeTM / USB Driver
  • Product Description

    Panasonic Lumix G10 12.1MP Compact System Camera Kit - Black


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    4.5 out of 5 stars
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    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best value micro43 camera 28 Nov 2010
    Well firstly I bought this camera when it first came out and I paid a lot more for it and I was happy to pay that because of the features, so for this price you are getting a lot of kit for your money and I'd say snap it up!
    The camera body is black (unlike the G2's that come in red and blue) it is a rubberised body that is nice to the touch. The lay out of the camera controls are well thought out and are just where you want them. For beginners going up from a compact just press the dedicated AI button and all the hard work is done for you, just point and shoot. But do start experimenting with the different settings it isn't difficult and the manual is the right size to pop in the bottom of your camera bag until you get used to the settings. The different colour settings are great as well, no need for expensive sepia filters etc. For the more experienced shooters the settings are the standard MAPS, an easy to use dial rotates your f-stops and shutter speed. Shutter speed does have B (bulb), but it is only four minutes, which is a shame, but not important to everyone. F-stop depends on your lens and the kit lens is great to get you started but you will soon outgrow it as you develop. It has quite a small range but the pictures are good enough nice and sharp. The main advantage of this range of camera's is the size, not much bigger than a point and shoot. I take this camera out with me walking all day along with my rucksack and it is fine. If you really want a camera that can slip in your pocket then I'd advise investing in the 20mm pancake lens as well. That lens is tiny and the pictures are amazing.
    There is no touch swivel screen and independent video recording button if this is your thing then the G2 is the one for you. As far as I could tell from reviews in camera magazines and Which? these were the main differences ( oh and about 150)
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    94 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Better than an Olympus PEN E-P1 or Sony NEX-3! 12 Oct 2010
    Now the Panasonic G10 has dropped to 335 and is available with a free copy of Photoshop Elements 9 and Premier Elements 9 (by mail-in to Panasonic) why put up with the likes of the Olympus PEN and Sony NEX-3?

    The Panasonic only weighs 550g with lens so is about 50g more than the PEN or Sony but has a built in flash and more importantly a electronic viewfinder. For those who wear glasses for reading this is a great boon as all the information is clearly visible in the viewfinder. Also there is no problem with viewing your composition in bright sunlight! It still has a great 3" LCD screen when you need or want it but the EVF is great!

    You can have this around your neck all day without strain, unlike a normal D-SLR, and fits in as compact a case as the Olympus E-P1 or Sony NEX-3. It is considerably easier to hold due to the size and shape of the grip and with such a good selection of controls (buttons and dials) it is better to use than the Sony NEX.

    Why compromise when their is little to gain from the alternatives? Anyone looking at a bridge camera like the FZ45 that does not need the long zoom would be better with this as both size and weight are comparable.

    At the current low price just buy one as it is an ideal camera for those stepping up from a compact. Press the iA button and it's just like having a point and shoot!
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    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Compact Camera 26 Dec 2010
    Just what I wanted - a compact camera where I could change lenses and try new photographic challenges. The camera can be set on automatic as you get used to it, but it allows you to try all sorts of new shooting possibilities as you gain confidence. It is easy to handle and easy to use - excellent!
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great DSLR 23 Jan 2011
    A Kid's Review
    Got camera for Xmas,
    Great little thing, really light, up to 4 minutes exposure (still not sure EXACTLY how to use it...) and great picture quality. This is great for amateurs like me as pretty much everything can be set to 'AUTOMATIC', and if you are a pro you can adjust all the settings. You will be surprised by the quality of the pictures. As for videos, not great for light, but generally 720p HD does its job, but personally, I got this camera for the images, which are amazing for the price. The lens included is great, and the free Adobe package is a great extra (long time to get here though!)
    I would recommend this camera for amateur who really likes photography!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lumix G10 with kit lens 16 Mar 2012
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this camera to be able to take flash TTL with a Metz flash gun as I needed something a little more powerful than the inbuilt flash. The results have been most satisfying. I have also been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the kit lens. Much sharper than I expected.

    Most surprising was the quality of the high ISO shots with only a f3.5 maximum lens. Even ISO6400 produced a passable picture with the aid of noise reduction software.

    Another pleasant surprise was the quality of the x4 digital zoom photos, enabling the camera to produce an acceptable result at the equivalent of a 336mm lens on a 35mm camera. Makes me wonder whether I need to bother about getting a longer reach lens.

    Definitely a camera I would recommend.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars very compact 8 Feb 2012
    By Selma
    It is a very compact, small, lightweight and good looking camera. I like that it has easy operating system for a beginner, Intelligent auto helps a lot and if you wish to swicth programmes manually, you can just turn it off. Hd video has good quality as well, although G10 camera seems to be missing good/better zoom. For a beginner it is a good starting point to begin.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Mix of SLR and Pint-and-Shoot
    Wonderful camera. The M 4/3 system is great, and achieves just what I want when I want serious photography, with good usable manual controls. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by KC Gustafson
    4.0 out of 5 stars G10 - 7.5\10 for me
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    I have an EPL3 but I bought this G10 because it came with the 14mm f2.5 lens
    Because it's a discontinued body, the new G10 and new lens now cost LESS than a used... Read more
    Published 14 months ago by A. Tay
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lumix
    I love this piece of kit ; i've taken some great pictures with this camera,it has a very good tactile feel and not overly heavy iam looking forward to many years of happy... Read more
    Published 16 months ago by Mr Dekmar
    4.0 out of 5 stars Light, easy and cheap - but not quite SLR quality
    I chose the G10 having read excellent specialist reviews of Olympus and Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds system. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Niel Black
    4.0 out of 5 stars Does a job
    The Lumix G10 camera and lens has turned out to be what I expected it to be with the picture quality meeeting expectations and needs. Read more
    Published on 2 April 2012 by Tomkat11
    5.0 out of 5 stars perfect step up from my digital camera
    I bought this camera as a step up from my small compact digital camera as I wanted something with a bit more backbone when I go away. It is very light and takes wonderful photos. Read more
    Published on 26 May 2011 by anon
    5.0 out of 5 stars great camera
    this camera was all i could have asked for. it takes great photo's with minimum effort. recently took it to thailand and i was really pleased with the results that i got.
    Published on 1 Feb 2011 by icklejaney
    3.0 out of 5 stars Georgeous camera - appalling instruction manual
    Decided to upgrade camera from an Ixus and after doing a lot of research this Lumix G10 in so many ways ticks all the right boxes. Read more
    Published on 31 Dec 2010 by SirenSister
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