Secaucus, N.J. - Moving within 30 days of their ship
dates, Panasonic's Lumix G2 and G10
cameras were publicly issued suggested retails for the first time, Monday.
The latest additions to the company's G-series digital singles lens
(DSL) Micro Four Thirds cameras will ship in late May in a choice of red, blue
and black colors. Lumix DMC-G10 models will carry an $600 suggested retail and
DMC-G2 models will be priced at $800.
The G2, which replaces the G1, is billed as the first digital
interchangeable-lens-system camera with a movable LCD that allows for touch control.
The intuitive touch-control shooting elevates the camera's
operability, letting the user adjust autofocus (AF) by touching the subject on
the large 3-inch 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD.
The Lumix G2 shoots 720p HD video in the AVCHD Lite compression
Key features include an AF tracking system with touchscreen
control to identify subjects to target in a scene, multi-area AF for setting a
group of AF points in a composition, and a dedicated video-record button.
The G10 is presented as an affordable, high-performance compact
digital interchangeable-lens camera. It records 720p HD video and offers the
option of using the JPEG, QVGA, VGA and WVGA video formats.
Both models come equipped with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6
ASPH/MEGA OIS lenses that are a 35mm camera equivalent range of 28-84mm.