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Monday, 24 September 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10



Panasonic have adopted a much more conventional design for the L10 when compared to the rather retro, rangefinder-like L1, which by all accounts didn't sell in any great numbers. New Lumix L10 may look normal but Panasonic have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the L10 is unlike any other DSLR  camera currently available.
Drawing on their rich heritage of well-received compact and ultra-zoom models, the Panasonic L10 is the closest that you will get to a compact digicam in DSLR form, and is an ideal match for anyone upgrading to a DSLR. There is a few things to cover before we move on. First, the L1's battery life is the same as the L10 before it's even with the different battery. In the group as a whole, the L10 comes in about 30% below average, and that's with live view turned off. If you turn it on, look out -- the L10's battery life drops down to 280 shots per charge. Thus, you may want to think about getting a spare, which isn't going to be cheap -- Panasonic's batteries are traditionally quite expensive.


Features of Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 :

  • New lightweight compact body.
  • Resolution increase (from 7.5 to 10 megapixels).
  • Slightly brighter viewfinder (with optional 1.2x magnifier eyepiece included) .
  • Articulating screen (180° swing and tilt).
  • New smaller, lighter kit lens (around a stop slower max aperture too).
  • All-new control interface.
  • Contrast detect autofocus in live view (mirror stays up) - with compatible lens
  • Less expensive than L1 at launch (though recent L1 price drops may reduce gap in store)
  • Smaller, lighter
  • No aperture ring or focus distance scale
  • Larger zoom ring
  • Slower maximum aperture
  • Supports L10 contrast detect AF in live view


Specification of Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 :

File Formats
  • Raw
  • Raw + JPEG
  • JPEG
Image sizes (4:3)
  • 3648 x 2736
  • 2816 x 2112
  • 2048 x 1536
JPEG compression Two level
ISO sensitivities
  • Auto
  • Intelligent ISO (Live View only)
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
Kit lens LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14–50mm/ F3.8–5.6/ASPH.
Shutter speed Via control dial
ApertureVia control dial
DOF preview
No
Focus
  • Phase detect (3 point)
  • Contrast detect (9 area), Live view only
Focus modes
  • S-AF
  • C-AF
  • MF
  • AF & MF
  • Face Detect (Live View only)
WB fine tuningYes
Quick 'FUNC' menuYes
Continuous
  • 3.0 / 2.0 fps
  • RAW: 3 frames
  • JPEG: Unlimited with fast card
Self timer
  • 10 sec
  • 2 sec
  • 10 sec / 3 frames
Param presets9 preset modes ('film')
2 user modes
Flash
  • Manual pop-up
  • Fixed position
  • GN 11 (ISO 100, m)
Scene modesYes (9)
Viewfinder
  • Eye level penta mirror type optical view finder
  • Eye point 14 mm at -1 dioptre
  • 1.2x Magnifier Eye Cup supplied
  • Eye piece cap supplied (no shutter)
LCD monitor
  • 2.5" TFT LCD monitor
  • Tilt and swivel
  • 207,000 pixels
Body
  • Dimensions: 134.5 x 95.5 x 77.5mm
  • Weight: 480 g(No battery)
Kit Lens
  • Name: Leica D Vario-Elmar 14–50mm/
    F3.8–5.6/ASPH. MEGA OIS
  • Live View AF (Contrast detect) Support?: Yes
  • Focal Length: f=14mm to 50mm & 28mm to 100 mm equiv.
  • Aperture type: 7 leaf shutters / iris diaphragm
  • Distance Scale: No
  • Aperture ring: No
  • Aperture rang: F3.8 (Wide) to F5.6 (Tele)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22 (tbc)
  • Lens construction: 11 elements in 15 groups & 2 aspherical lenses)
  • Filter Diamete: 67mm
  • Closest focu: 0.29m (0.95 feet)
  • Max. diameter: 74mm (2.91 inch)
  • Overall lengt: Approx. 93mm
  • Weight: Approx. 434g


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