The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is the newest member of its digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera line and the company's first DSLR with Face Detection. The DMC-L10 also offers an advanced 2.5-inch Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. Complete with a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, the DMC-L10 includes an advanced Supersonic Wave Filter system that prevents dust from collecting on the sensor and degrading photo quality.
Face Detection will focus, set autoexposure, and detect up to 15 human faces simultaneously, to capture the subjects clearly and brightly. Combining Face Detection with Panasonic's Intelligent ISO Control settings, which measures the movement of the subject and sets the ISO level accordingly, helps deliver crisp, blur-free images.
Lumix DMC-L10 Highlights
Full-Time Live View redefines DSLR photography With conventional digital SLR cameras, you never know exactly how the photo is composed until after you shoot. The Lumix DMC-L10 changes all that with full-time Live View. When you look at the LCD screen, you see what the camera sees, making it easy to adjust and compose your shot just the way you want it.
No more blurry photos A first in digital SLR cameras, Intelligent ISO Control prevents motion blur by detecting if the subject is moving and adjusting the ISO setting and shutter speed accordingly. The camera's Leica D lens is also equipped with Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. optical image stabilization system, which prevents blurring caused by shaky hands and helps you capture sharp, clear, beautiful images even when taking telephoto shots or shooting in dim lighting.
Face Detection ensures that no one gets lost in the crowd This function, the first on a digital SLR camera and made possible by full-time Live View, recognizes up to 15 faces in the frame and optimizes the focus and exposure settings to capture them clearly and correctly.
Compact and lightweight for more fun, greater mobility Featuring a compact design and weighing just a little over a pound, the DMC-L10 is a camera you can carry around easily and use comfortably. The grip is designed to give you a sure, stable hold, leaving you free to concentrate on the shooting.
World-class Leica lens Panasonic's sophisticated Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm/F3.8-5.6 aspherical lens unit features 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical lenses to lower spherical aberration, and two extra-low dispersion lenses to suppress chromatic aberration. The focal length is equivalent to 28 to 100 mm on a 35mm camera.
Four Thirds standard designed especially for the digital camera Panasonic adopted the Four Thirds standard for the DMC-L10's lens system, which means you can use lenses made by other manufacturers, providing you with an extensive range of interchangeable lenses.
Dust reduction system helps protect the inside of the camera Every time you turn the camera on, a supersonic wave filter located in front of the image sensor vibrates vertically around 30,000 times a second to create a wave-like motion across the entire filter that shakes away any dust particles that enter the camera. This system even removes particles that would not be loosened by the horizontal movement of other image sensors.
Myself as a very long-time prosumer of Leica M 6 film camera and all its glorious lenses i frankly think this Panasonic - with a Leica objective - is better than Nikon D60 Kit. Nikon comes with an inferior lens.
The picture quality (RAW) is good and all the necessary manual controls are there beside automatic programs.
Con: noise control with big ISO numbers ( 800 +) is not good. No good for tele.
Pro: the camera takes e.g. Olympus serious flas Fl-36R as TTL. - Very handhy wide angel (24). f=2.8
Dr. Jukka Kemppinen, Finland
Panasonic DMC-L10 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6 Mega OIS LensI bought this camera because of the swing out viewfinder. It is a jewel of a camera. The first pictures I took few closeups of some flowers. The results were stunning.I am a little surprised that the camera doesn't sell that well. One problem is that you can't get it as a body only camera. The lens that comes with it is superb but expensive,but it is supposed to be able to take all four thirds lenses.I will get a Zukor lens longer of longer focus soon. I am really a Canon fan and have a lot of their lenses. This camera is every bit as sharp and precise. The swing out focus is nice but makes a lot of noise when you use it.Since the price has come down a bit this a real bargain.
my favorite camera
I am a 'collector' of dslr cameras. I have just about every panasonic lumix camera available and quite a few canons, sonys, and nikons. This camera, by far, is my favorite. It is easy to handle, easy to use, totally stupid proof, and the pictures come out great. I have a Nikon d80 and it's a great camera but for me, this is still my favorite. It's just a funner camera and easier to handle. I am in no-way a professional photographer, I just love photography and this camera is a joy.