The Panasonic DMC-G10 is the best-priced model in its line-up of MFT cameras. It has a lot of the same features as its predecessors, including the same body, build, look and feel. Many of the same specs are carried over from the G1 and GH1, though Panasonic took a few cost-saving measures to make the G10 more affordable.
I think that the Micro Four Thirds standard is finally getting to be where it wants to be, and it’s a good thing too, since the competition is heating up. Cameras like the G10 offer enough ease-of-use for a beginner while still retaining a certain appeal to more advanced shooters. MFT prices are now getting more attractive to a budget-conscious photographer.
Though the G10 has its lackluster areas, like slow AF, noisy images when you push the ISO, and chromatic aberrations in high contrast areas, it takes great pictures. Overall, it’s a good camera at the right price.
- Good Image Quality
- Poor ISO performance
- Slow AF performance in low-light
- Purple fringing in high-contrast scenes