Secaucus, N.J. - Moving within 30 days of their ship dates,
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 format.
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.