Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Thin
Thickness
1.8"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G1

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Significantly smaller
124×84×45 mm vs 124×90×74 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 2.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.3 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$329.99 vs $675.00
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The best price we've seen is $345 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Color depth
Better color depth
21.2 bits vs 21.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Weight
Slightly lighter
381 g vs 430 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              108 lenses
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              DMC-G13,200 ISO
              DMC-G10None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-G110.3 EV
              DMC-G1010.1 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-G121.1 bits
              DMC-G1021.2 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G153.0
              DMC-G1052.0
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G13 fps
              DMC-G102.6 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              DMC-G1None
              DMC-G10720p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-G1463 ISO
              DMC-G10411 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $545 body only

              $590 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $916 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $433 body only

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $217 body only

              $630 with 14-45mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 body only

              $494 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $328 body only

              $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $160 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Live view No live view

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