August 30 2007 - Photo Jottings

August 30 2007


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.

  • 10.1mp
  • 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.
  • No
    DOF preview.
  • Dust reduction like Olympus cameras.
  • Image stabilization is on the lens, not in camera.
  • ISO
  • 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
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