Panasonic decides to throw in the towel on the cool retro design scheme, this time around fronting a DSLR that may actually sell. Check out the new Panasonic DMC-L10. It looks to be a lot like a fixed lens camera, only you can change the lens for more versatility, and of course better image quality-I would venture to guess. It’s pricey ($1299) for the features, at least on paper. Look below for more details.
- 4/3 live MOS sensor.
- 2.5″ swing out! LCD with 207,000 pixels.
- Includes lens, 14-50mm F/3.8-5.6 IS, not the same as the MC-L1 came with, this is a cheaper version, watch for the term ELMAR-cheap” instead of ELMARIT-expensive.
- AF assist lamp—good news.
- Face detection, I can do
this on all my cameras.
- Venus engine III.
- Shoots RAW at 3fps up to 3, and unlimited JPEG.
- Dust reduction like Olympus cameras.
- Image stabilization is on the lens, not in camera.
- Digital zoom, just like featured on a fixed lens camera, in fact it looks to be a lot like a fixed lens camera only with -presumably- better image quality.
- Shutter 60 to 1/4000.
- “Live view” mode is very similar to a Fixed lens camera in operation.
- SD, SDHC cards.
- Ships in October for $1299