Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 vs 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
Thin
Thickness
1.8"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

Items often bought with the DMC-G1 or DMC-G10

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Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10.

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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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-G121.1 bits
              DMC-G1021.2 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G153.0
              DMC-G1052.0
              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-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $433 body only

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $545 body only

              $368 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $540 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $177 body only

              $265 with 14mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $109 body only

              $300 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $749 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,249 - $1,498 body only

              $1,900 - $2,741 with 35-100mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Live view No live view
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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