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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

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 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 $429.99 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $269 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
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
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              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
              Size Large Help
              DMC-G1:124x84x45 mm
              DMC-G10:124x90x74 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-G1:21.1 bits
              DMC-G10:21.2 bits
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-G1:1,600 ISO
              DMC-G10:6,400 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G1:53.0
              DMC-G10:52.0
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              DMC-G1:None
              DMC-G10:720p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G1:3 fps
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $443 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

              $899 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-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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 body only

              $350 - $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-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $269 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $538 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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 body only

              $429 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              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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