Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Really small
Size
Standard size 124x84x45 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

differences

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
124x84x45 mm vs 124x90x74 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Much 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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0.2 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
Cheaper
$369.99 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (around 40% 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
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
              40 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-G1:3,200 ISO
              DMC-G10:None
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-G1:10.3 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-G1:21.1 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G1:53.0
              DMC-G10:52.0
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G1:3 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              DMC-G1:None
              DMC-G10:720p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-G1:463 ISO
              DMC-G10:411 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 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-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $565 body only

              $630 with 14-45mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $520 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
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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