The Lumix DMC-L10 is the second Digital-SLR camera from Panasonic. Released back in late 2007 the tested sample was originally planned to serve as a test base for four-thirds lenses but this plan has been abandoned due to the rise of the new micro-4/3 format. However, we'd like to take this opportunity to take this camera for a test ride.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 offers a 10.1 MP Four-Thirds sensor, a free-angle display with Full-Time Live View and the Supersonic-Wave-Filter. Panasonic designed the DMC-L10 targeting "consumers who are familiar with compact digital cameras and would like to experience the enjoyment of digital SLR photography, but also for the ambitious photographer who wishes to take more beautiful pictures."
Initially the Panasonic DMC-L10 (inc. the Leica AF 14-50mm f/3.8-5.6) was available for approx. 1000€/US$. Temporary this DSLR combination can be purchased for about 700-800€/US$. Let's check if it is still worth the money ...
Let's start with some of the key features:
10.1 MP Live MOS sensor
Free Angle 2,5-inch LCD for Full-time Live View
Supersonic Wave Filter Dust Reduction
Intelligent ISO Control
Face Detection AF/AE
Compatible to Four Thirds mounts
... and this is actually the thing that we'll talk about in this report ...