Panasonic has unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds System interchangeable-lens cameras, the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10, which are scheduled for local release in June.


March 7, 2010: Panasonic has unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds System interchangeable-lens cameras, the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10, which are scheduled for local release in June.
The DMC-G2, which offers many of the features of the popular G1 model, is claimed as the world’s smallest and lightest system camera withan adjustable LCD monitor. This new 3-inch is also the first of its type to offer touch-screen controls over shooting, adjusting camera settings and playing back images and video clips. Touch the screen, and the G2 automatically “tracks” the selected subject as it moves, adjusting focus and exposure accordingly. The DMC-G2 also supports HD video recording using the popular AVCHD Lite format.


Front view of the new Lumix DMC-G2. (Source: Panasonic.)

The G2 will be manufactured in black, red and blue, although it is not known whether all colours will be offered to Australian purchasers. The G10 will only be offered in black.


Front view of the Lumix DMC-G10. (Source: Panasonic.)
The DMC-G10 has been designed for photographers who want to step up from their digital compact camera to the superior image quality of the Micro Four Thirds System. It includes an easy-to-operate user interface plus popular digicam functions like Intelligent Auto, Face Detection and HD Motion JPEG video. It will be offered at a lower price than the G2 model. Key features of both models are shown in the table below.




Image Sensor

17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS

Total photosites

13.1 million

Effective resolution

12.1 megapixels

Image processor

Venus Engine HD2

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds

Image formats (stills):

Stills – JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW, RAW+JPEG

Image Sizes (stills)

4:3 – 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S); 3:2 – 4000 x 2672(L) / 2816 x 1880 (M) / 2048 x 1360 (S); 16:9 – 4000 x 2248 (L) / 2816 x 1584 (M) / 1920 x 1080 (S); 1:1 – 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)

Video formats


QuickTime Motion JPEG

Movie sizes

1280 x 720, 848 x 480, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 pixels, all at 30 fps

Microphone jack



Still capture during movie recording



Image Stabilisation


Dust removal

Supersonic wave filter

Shutter speed range

1/4000 to 60 seconds plus Bulb (up to approx. 4 minutes)

Sequence shooting

3.2 frames/second for 7 RAW or ‘unlimited’ JPEGs

AE bracketing

3, 5 or 7 frames in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, across +/-2 EV


2 or 10 seconds delay plus 10 seconds delay + 3 images

Focus system

Contrast AF system


Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing/1-area-focusing, Touch (1-area-focusing in Face detection, AF Tracking, Multi-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing)

Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing/1-area-focusing

Other focus controls

Touch shutter, Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), Touch MF Assist (5x, 10x); AF-Assist lamp

Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF-Assist lamp

Exposure metering

144-zone multi-pattern sensing system with Intelligent Multiple, centre-weighted and spot modes

Shooting modes

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

Scene presets

Portrait (Normal, SoftSkin, Out-Indoor, Creative), Scenery (Norm., Nature/Arch., Creative); Sports (Norm., Out-Indoor, Creative); Closeup (Flower, Food, Object, Creative); Night Portrait. (NightPortr. NightScene, Illum., Creative); SCN (Sunset, Party, Baby1/2, Pet, Periph.Defocus)

Picture Style/Control settings

Colour: Standard, Dynamic, Nature, Smooth, Nostalgic, Vibrant; Black and white: Standard , Dynamic, Smooth,
Others: My Film1, My Film2, Multi Film

ISO range

Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; Intelligent ISO

White balance

Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1,2, Colour temperature setting (2500-10000K in 100K steps); Blue/amber & magenta/green adjustments; WB bracketing 3 shots on B/A or M/G axis


GN 11

Storage Media



Live View Finder with 1.44M dots, 100% FOV; 17mm eyepoint

Live View Finder with 202K dots

LCD monitor

3-inch free-angle TFT LCD with touch panel, 460K dots

3-inch TFT LCD with 202K dots

Interface terminals

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HD AV output, Mini HDMI (Type C); PAL/NTSC video; stereo Mic-IN; Viera Link

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HD AV output, Mini HDMI (Type C); PAL/NTSC video, Viera Link

Power supply

7.2V, 1250mAh lithium-ion battery pack

Dimensions (wxhxd)

124 x 83.6 x 74mm

Weight (body only)

371 grams

336 grams

The DMC-G2 will be available for sale as body only, single lens kit and twin lens kit, while the DMC-G10 will be available for sale as a twin and single lens kit only. Both models will be available from consumer electronics and photographic retailers in June. For more information call Panasonic on 132 600 or visit