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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

Overall score:85%
Image Quality:85%


Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 Review


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While the Panasonic Lumix L10 is a capable, attractive and often innovative model, it also seems to me to be a somewhat schizophrenic entity. It’s packed with entry-level features, such as the low burst rate, 1/4000sec top shutter speed, the scene modes and PC-free operation, yet also has that impressive LCD screen that enthusiasts will love. On top of all that it’s in a price bracket that suggests it wants to compete with the Canon EOS 40D or Sony Alpha 700, which, to be frank, it doesn’t. If the price comes down, then the L10 will be a much more attractive option, but as it stands at the moment, I wouldn’t pay the extra price for the flip-out LCD screen on its own.


AF Points:9-point / Multi-point / 3-point / 1-point / Spot / Face
Cable Release:Wired remote control DMW-RSL1 (optional)
Max Flash Sync:1/160sec
PC Socket:-
Built-in Flash:Pop-up GN 11@ ISO 100
DoF Prview:No
Colour Temp Control:2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket:No
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Exposure Comp:-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 1/3 EV steps
Dust Reduction:Dust reduction with a Supersonic Wave Filter system
Shutter Type:Focal-plane shutter
Focusing Modes:Focusing mode - AFS/AFC/MF
Built-in Image Stabilisation:MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
Dimensions:134.5 x 95.5 x 77.5mm
Drive Mode:Single, continuous 3fps
White Balance:7 preset, manual, colour temp
Viewfinder Type:Eye level penta mirror type optical view finder
Memory Card:SD, SDHC
Field of View:95% coverage
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Live Mode:2.5-inch free angle LCD for full time live view, 270 degree rotation
Compression:JPEG, RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard
Weight:480g (Body only)
Sensor:17.3x13mm 4/3 LiveMos, 11.8MP Total, 10.1 eff
Metering System:49 Zone (256 in LiveView), centre weighted, spot
File Format:Raw, JPEG
Exposure Modes:PASM, Film Modes, 9 scene
LCD:2.5in free angle Live Angle, 207,000 pixels
Focal Length Mag:2x
Lens Mount:Four Thirds
Shutter Speeds:60-1/4000sec, Bulb to 8min
Output Size:4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2736 pixels, 2816 x 2112 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2432 pixels, 2816 x 1880 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2056 pixels, 2816 x 1584 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Features and Handling
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value For Money
  6. 6. Verdict
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