Panasonic came out with a stellar camera way back when with the G1, it had a DSLR frame but a Micro Four Thirds System internally and was the first camera of its size to use interchangeable lenses. The Micro Four Thirds System allows smaller frames to be built with lighter lenses, a huge advantage over DSLR cameras.
Panasonic has now revealed two high-end Four Thirds cameras, the G10 and the more powerful G2 both with a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens, and both offering the “Intelligent Resolution Technology” which smoothens and sharpens an image giving you superior quality.
The Lumix G2 comes with a touch screen LCD which is really becoming the standard of interfaces for any portable electronic device. Camera enthusiasts can use their finger to scroll through photos and photo albums easily. This makes older interfaces look Flintsonian!
But the advantages of the Touch Screen don’t just end there, once the user focuses on a subject the G2 activates AF tracking which locks onto your subject on a large 3″ 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD display like a heat seeking ballistic missile. The subject can be enlarged by 1x, 5x or 10x. The menu navigation using the touch screen makes everything so much easier. Now that’s cutting edge.
If the question on your mind is “does this camera support HD?” Yes, it records 1280 x 720 HD videos (720p) in the AVCHD lite format which expands on recording storage within the camera and this format is compatible with any audio and visual hardware you have. The camera comes bundled with Dolby Digital Creator software to maximize audio from the internal stereo microphone.
Other great features include 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor that delivers 60 frames per second full time Live View. The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD II, where you can detect outlines and textures easily. Intelligent Resolution technology, a Dust Reduction System. And if that’s not enough it also comes bundled with software such as the Photo Fun Studio 5.0 to get you editing your home-made documentaries.
The LUMIX DMC-G2 can use any interchangeable lens that complies with the Four Thirds standard and comes in a stylish Ferrari Red, Sea Blue and a Jet Black color. The LUMIX DMC-G10 will come in Jet Black only.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 and Panansonic LUMIX DMC-G10 Photo Gallery