Panasonic has announced the launch of two new cameras in its revolutionary G-Micro series of Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system cameras, as well as three new lenses for the system. The new cameras join the Lumix G1, GH1 and GF1, bringing the range to five models.
The new Lumix G10 is now the entry-level model of the range. It is essentially a stripped-down Lumix G1, but does also have some improved features. It is equipped with the same 12.1 megapixel Live MOS 4/3-inch sensor, but has a lower resolution 202k dot, 0.52x magnification electronic viewfinder, and although its has the same three-inch size 460k LCD monitor as the G1, the G10's is fixed rather than articulated. However the G10 does have the new Venus Engine HD2 processor, features1280 x 720 resolution 30fps video recording with mono audio and face-tracking AF, and has a continuous shooting speed of 3.2fps, slightly faster than the G1.
Other improvements over the original model include Panasonic's new Intelligent Resolution technology, as well as seven colour pre-sets in the My Colour mode. It also has a higher maximum sensitivity of 6400 ISO.
The G10 will be available as a starter with the new 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega OIS standard zoom lens. No price or availability date had been set at the time of writing, but there may be more news from our intrepid reporter Ed Chester later today.