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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Size
Really small
Standard size 124x84x45 mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 
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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 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
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 463 ISO vs 411 ISO
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The DMC-G1 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.3 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $439.99 vs $765.99
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The best price we've seen is $326 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-G10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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 Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              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
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-G1:10.3 EV
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-G1:1,600 ISO
              DMC-G10:6,400 ISO
              Size Large Help
              DMC-G1:124x84x45 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-G1:21.1 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G1:53.0
              DMC-G10:52.0
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G1:3 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $900 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $509 body only

              $450 - $622 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

              $309 body only

              $415 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

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $425 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10.

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