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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the exposure and flash. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder.

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value for money, performance, low-light, flash, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 SLR

 

The DMC-L10 is Panasonic's first digital SLR with Face Detection, which will focus, set auto exposure and can detect up to 15 human faces simultaneously, capturing the subjects clearly and brightly. Combining Face Detection with Panasonic's Intelligent...

The Live View LCD lets users check the image on the camera after making exposure compensation adjustments, but before taking the shot. The LCD also features an Intelligent LCD function that offers an automatic brightness level control function, making...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10K Digital SLR Camera

 

This mostly average camera does take pretty good shots, and the live-view feature is very useful.

Good macro performance ; Articulating 2.5-inch LCD

No white-balance bracketing ; Limited software bundle

If there is one compelling reason to consider the Panasonic DMC-L10K, it's the live-view feature. Otherwise, it's pretty average, and pretty pricey for its feature set, even though it does take fine photos

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10K

 

It would be unfair to call the $1300 Lumix DMC-L10K digital single-lens reflex camera (with a Leica zoom lens) a one-trick pony, but this otherwise average DSLR does have one extraordinary feature: A live-view mode that lets you use the camera's...

Good macro performance ; Articulating 2.5-inch LCD

No white-balance bracketing ; Limited software bundle

Live view feature is very useful on this otherwise average camera, though it does take pretty good shots.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10K

 

The L10 has a nice body design, and its articulated LCD makes live-view shooting much more useful.

The L10 is only available as a kit, has trouble focusing in very low light, tops out at ISO 1,600, and its live mode has limited functionality when using most lenses

A nice body design and good image quality make the DMC-L10 an enticing entry-level SLR, but a pricey kit lens makes this kit too expensive.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

 

With conventional digital SLR cameras, you never know exactly what your photo will look like until after you've taken the shot. The LUMIX DMC-L10 changes all that with full-time Live View, which lets you adjust the white balance and compensate for the...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is the second DSLR camera from Panasonic, and it's just as distinctive in its own way as the L1 camera that was launched back in 2006. Panasonic have adopted a much ...

Trying to decide what award the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 should receive has proven to be a difficult task, principally because the overall package that's currently available doesn't make too much ...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

The Panasonic L10 surprised us with its good quality and excellent design, incorporating many features long missing from digital SLR cameras. We weren't as surprised to see how good the L10's 14-50mm lens performed, because we expect greatness from...

Excellent build, Good ergonomics, Great grip, Buttons are well-positioned on the right side, Excellent optical performance, Good chromatic aberration control, made better after in-camera processing, Very sharp corners with little distortion, Fast...

Demosiacing problem in JPEG images, JPEGs slightly soft, High default contrast, Strong noise in shadows blurs detail, Horizontal banding in high ISO low light images, Weak flash requires heavy compensation to get close to a proper exposure, Expensive...

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Hands On: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

 

As more and more consumers graduate to digital SLR cameras, it's not surprising that some manufacturers are looking to ease the transition for the first-timers. Features normally found on compact cameras -- scene modes, face detection autofocus, and...

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Panasonic Lumix L10 DSLR Camera Review

 

Today we are checking out the Panasonic Lumix L10 DSLR camera. This camera has a lot of very nice features and is a nice entry level DSLR camera. If you are looking to move form a point-and-shoot camera to your first DSLR the Lumix L10 may be just what...

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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-L10; A Versatile 10-Megapixel D-SLR With Live View

 

The second D-SLR from Panasonic, this 10-megapixel model is quite different than the original 7-megapixel Lumix DMC-L1. The latter-built like a tank, and still available-is an unusually traditional model in many respects. It resembles a large/heavy...

The 2.5" LCD provides a bright image in playback, too bright in fact. Initially, I assumed that all of my images were overexposed when in fact they were just fine. The penta-mirror viewfinder is a bit small (as with most Four Thirds cameras) but...

Product Specifications

The DMC-L10K also comes equipped with a LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-50mm, F3.8-5.6, MEGA O.I.S. lens designed specifically for a digital SLR camera. 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. The camera's 2.5" free-angle LCD gives you even greater flexibility with a screen that rotates 180

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.1in
Height:3.8in
Weight:16.9oz
Width:5.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Baby1 / Baby2 / Food / Macro / Night portrait / Pet / Portrait mode / Scene / Scenery / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-L10/DMC-L10K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.8-5.6
Lens for SD:Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm lens
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:14mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:13.0 x 17.3mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):13.0 x 17.3 mm
Optical Sensor Type:Live MOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level penta-dach mirror

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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