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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

 

Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

When the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 came out, it was an instant success, though some bemoaned the fact it had only 2 megapixels resolution and no flexible exposure control. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 rectifies both complaints with 4 megapixels resolution, flexible exposure control and everything else basically the same: a 12x optical zoom with image stabilization, and a maximum F2.8 maximum aperture usable throughout the entire zoom range!

[Editor's note: In most cameras, the aperture gets smaller at telephoto settings thus limiting the amount of light available for proper exposure. With the Panasonic FZ10, you are able to use the F2.8 aperture at the maximum 12x zoom setting. Quite a feat for the Leica lens!]

To accomodate the extra resolution, Panasonic equipped the FZ10 with a larger image sensor (1/2.5 in.). The LCD is also larger at 2 in. and 130,000 pixels.

There is also an optional wide-angle lens attachment for an equivalent of 28mm, and one for a telephoto equivalent of 630mm.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10, with its stunning feature set, qualifies for our OriGenial™ Seal of Approval. It should be a fun camera and should appeal to beginner to serious amateur photographers desiring a long zoom lens and who will mainly be taking bright outdoors pictures.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Home Page  
  Image Sensor 4.0 effective megapixels
1/2.5 in. CCD
 
  Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit  
  Focal Length 6.0-72mm (35-420mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture F2.8 (wide to telephoto) - F8  
  Optical Zoom 12x (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer)  
  Macro 5 cm  
  Auto Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode), Continuous AF On/Off; Manual ring focus  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Scene Mode  
  Shooting Modes P Mode (Program), A/S/M Mode (Aperture Priority/ Shutter Priority/ Manual), Macro, Portrait, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Moving Image  
  Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing
 
  Light Metering Multiple, Spot (Spot Mode)  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, White Set  
  Viewfinder Color EVF (adjustable)  
  LCD 2.0 in. LCD (130K pixels)  
  ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media SD memory card (16 MB incl.); MultiMediaCard (optional)  
  Battery Li-Ion rechargeable battery with
Battery Charger included
 
  Included Accessories
16MB SD Memory Card
Li-Ion Battery Pack, Battery Charger
Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Hood Adaptor
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Software CD-ROMs (ArcSoft)
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.45 x 3.43 x 4.16 in.  
  Weight (Camera body only) 1.21 lbs  
  MSRP US$599.95  

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