Panasonic has been making their bold moves intended to make their comeback journey for 2010 after getting red mark last year falling at the electronics department. After they announced the partnership with BestBuy to promote their 3D TVs with up to 50% discount, the company has stayed up to introduce their new creations –the Panasonic DMC G10 and G2 cameras.
The DMC-G10 is Panasonic’s claimed to be the world’s lightest interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder. G10 also sports 12.1 megapixels with Live MOS sensor, Venus Engine HD II technology, and a 3-inch rear LCD. Unfortunately, G10 is kind of lacking LCD tilting capability or touch that we normally found on those range of camera.
However, the answer lies on the second camera intro which is DMC-G2 that commonly hold another title as the first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-controlled shooting. The G2 features 12.1MP Live MOS sensor, Venus Engine HD II tech, a 3-inch LCD with touch options, and finally a 720p (AVCHD Lite) movie mode. This was much powerful that G10 and I think the touch functionality is quite cool when you’re recording movies, but touching the screen while capturing an image get my doubt to be useless.
Both Panasonic DMC-G10 and DMC-G2 has no pricing and release details. I’m not sure if this will fits your need then go grab any of this Pana-cams, but I guess if you wants more power then goes ahead with Canon 550D or your short of budget then go for some rugged point-and-shoot like Pentax W90, Sony DSC-TX5 or Panasonic LUMIX TS2.