Panasonic Introduces LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 Micros Four Thirds Digital Cameras

Submitted by lalit on March 12, 2010 - 10:38am.

Panasonic has announced the LUMIX DMC-G2, the world’s first digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable LCD that allows for touch-control. The intuitive touch-control shooting elevates the camera's operability, letting the user adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD. The LUMIX G2, also shoots 720p High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format, and joins the LUMIX G10, also introduced today, as the latest models in the LUMIX G Micro System.

The 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the LUMIX G2 offers the best of both worlds – the outstanding image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. Plus, with the high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD II supporting the new image processing technology Intelligent Resolution, which enables the recording of beautiful photo and HD video with high quality signal processing. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will be available in red, blue and black models and pricing and availability will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date.

Along with G2, Panasonic also announced LUMIX DMC-G10, the world's lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder. The G10 comes with features like iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, 720p video recording, optical image stabilizer, automatic intelligent scene selector mode and AF tracking. Like G2, Panasonic G10 also features 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the new Venus Engine HD II to help separate chromatic noise from luminance noise and apply the optimal noise reduction to each, so users can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. LUMIX G10 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. Pricing and availability for the Panasonic LUMIX G10 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date.  It will be available in black.