Panasonic Lumix G2 and G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras Now Official; To Start Shipping in June

March 7, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Here we go. The latest Panasonic creation comes as a pair.  The two new devices, which come across as two new Micro Four Thirds cameras, have all in them to make you go for them. Among the two, The Lumix G2 comes boasting of a 3-inch touch-screen, and enables quick and intuitive focus settings just by way of a single touch. Meanwhile, the G10 may be seen as a budget alternative to the G2. The two new digital cameras have been officially announced and will be yours to pick very soon.

The Lumix G2 has been offered by Panasonic as a digicam that houses the first swappable-lens camera to use a swiveling touchscreen. This feature could also mean that you can preview their shots off angle, thanks to the 3-inch LCD. At the same time, you will also be able to control the device fully even as you preview your shots.

Housing under the hood a 12-megapixel sensor and a 1.44-megapixel as well as a 60-frames-per-second electronic viewfinder, the Lumix G2 is made more significant and up to date by Panasonic by the inclusion of a second-generation Venus Engine HD II processing technique. This means that your picture would have clearer edges, less noise from now on. Storage is taken care of by the SDXC card support which lets your camera hold 64GB or even bigger capacity cards.

Likely to start shipping by June this year, we might see the G2 arrive in hues of red, blue and black. Panasonic is believed to be including in the kit a new 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 image-stabilized lens too. We will know what is on the pricing front only later.

Meanwhile, the G10 comes with a 3-inch LCD and a lower-resolution, 202,000-pixel viewfinder. Though capable of snapping up 720p, the maker has incorporated a Motion JPEG that is not something big to talk about. Still images come courtesy of the presence of the 12-megapixel sensor and Venus Engine HD II. Panasonic is believed to be adding a 14-42 mm lens too with the G10 pack and will be available in black. As is the case with big brother G2, the G10 will also start shipping by June.

(Via Electronista)

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