Touchscreen Lumix From Panasonic
Panasonic has two new models offering the Micro Four Thirds platform.
Panasonic has two new Micro Four Thirds platform cameras with two new Lumix G Series models.
The cameras’ Live View Finder with Full Time Live View allows the user to check framing when composing a shot, as well as seeing how settings will affect the image before they shoot. The DMC-G2’s intuitive touch-control shooting elevates the camera’s operability, letting the user adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high resolution LCD. The camera also shoots High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format. Both the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 also have a new illuminated Intelligent Auto (iA) button that gives photographers the ability to switch into iA mode to ensure that their memories are captured. Choose from four AF modes to match the conditions. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch, for a completely new way to shoot.
Touch screen operation allows users to touch one thumbnail among many to quickly view an image, or to view images one by one and drag photos across the screen to browse as though flipping the pages of a book. Users can adjust the exposure compensation by sliding their finger on the aperture and shutter speed settings in the exposure meter shown on the LCD. The range in which appropriate exposure is not possible is shown in red, so users can intuitively grasp the corresponding aperture and shutter speed combinations. The DMC-G2 offers high-definition video recording with AVCHD Lite, while the DMC-G10 can record 1280 x 720 HD video in Motion JPEG, QVGA, VGA and WVGA formats. Both units provide an array of features that let users either capture precisely true-to-life images or create their own beautifully expressive images. The cameras feature My Colour mode with a total of seven preset effects — Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, and Silhouette while inheriting the previous Custom mode, which lets users manually set the colour, brightness and saturation levels. With the Full-time Live View function, users can see how these settings will affect the images before they shoot, making it easier to capture the exact mood or atmosphere desired. For even more elaborate effects, users can choose from a total of nine Film modes, and set the contrast, sharpness and saturation levels for each. A custom function lets users store their favourite settings in the memory. Intelligent Exposure ensures that exposure is well balanced across an image and detail maintained. It continually checks the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure setting as conditions change to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows. It also features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects the subject is in backlight. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically detects the most common shooting situations — Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Macro and Sunset — and switches to the appropriate Scene mode. RRP
Twin lens kit $1,599
Single lens kit $1,299
Twin lens kit $1,299
Single lens kit $999