Panasonic has just announced its pricing details for both the Panasonic LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 Micro Four Thirds cameras, where both models will hit the market sometime at the end of May this year onwards, where the LUMIX G2 will come in red, blue and black colors while retailing for $799.95. As for the LUMIX G10, Panasonic has slapped a $599.95 price point on it, so with around one month’s advance notice, you will be able to better plan your budget for next month while negotiating with your other half on the virtues of a Micro Four Thirds shooter even though you already have a couple of DSLRs in your possession, claiming that this will make your life all the more complete. To get a better idea on what each of the cameras mentioned offer, why not check out the extended post?
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 is touted to be the worldâ€™s first digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable LCD, letting you enjoy the benefits of touch-control. Just in case you didn’t realize, the naming convention points toward this being the successor to the first Micro Four Thirds camera in the world, the G1. You get intuitive touch-control shooting with the G2, where you are able to adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3″ 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD. Apart from that, the LUMIX G2 is capable of shooting 720p High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format. Viewing your snapped photos can be done in a jiffy thanks to the touchsceren interface, where you can “flip” through them with a mere flick.
Those who want something more entry level can check out the LUMIX DMC-G10, where it is touted to be the lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder in the world. Despite being slightly cheaper than the G2, it still packs quite a punch in terms of functionality, where you also get 720p HD video recording as well as support for JPEG, QVGA, VGA and WVGA formats. Both the LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 will come equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens to help you get started right out of the box. Not only that, they are compatible with all LUMIX G-Series DSL Micro Four Thirds system lenses just in case you want to up your game sometime down the road.