Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Panasonic DMC-G10K is a digital still camera
that will accept interchangeable lenses. The camera kit comes
with a 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH lens.
The DMC-G10K records
images onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is compatible with
SD cards from 8 MB to 2 GB, SDHC
cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB. For recording
movies, cards with a "Class 6" or higher speed class are recommended.
Note: The camera comes with no memory cards, and does not have
built-in internal memory.
14-42mm Lens: This camera kit comes with a LUMIX G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/Mega O.I.S. lens. The lens has a Micro Four Thirds mount
and comes with a "flower-shaped" lens hood. Its 14-42mm focal length is
equivalent to 28mm to 84mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing distance is
0.99' (11.88") to infinity. The G10K can accept other Lumix lenses with the Micro Four
Extended Optical/Digital Zoom: The 14-42mm focal length of
the supplied lens gives it an optical zoom of approximately 3x. The camera's
extended optical zoom can increase the zoom by a maximum of 2x when taking still
images and 3.1x when recording movies. The digital zoom
can be set to 2x or 4x in the menu. Using the maximum digital zoom of 4x, the
extended optical zoom of 2x (stills)/3.1x (movies), and the optical zoom of 3x, the total overall
zoom possible is 24x. for stills and 37.5x for movies.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
4/3" (17.3mm x 13mm) Live MOS image sensor with approximately
13.06-million total pixels and 12.1-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records
still images in JPEG and RAW formats. The camera can also record HD movies
(1280 x 720) and Standard Definition movies (848 x 480, 640 x 480, and 320 x
240) at 30 frames per second in QuickTime Motion JPEG.
These movies can be played back on your HDTV using an HDMI
connection or on non-HDTVs using the composite video output.
Image Quality: You can set the image quality as follows:
- Fine: Low compression; gives priority to picture quality
- Standard: High compression; gives priority to the number of
- RAW: Uncompressed; must be processed on a PC
- RAW + Standard: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the
camera takes a standard equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
- RAW + Fine: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the
camera takes a fine equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
You can change the resolution and
compression settings to suit the purpose of the image you're about to shoot.
You can choose from the
following resolutions for still images:
- 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
- 4000 x 3000 (12M)
- 2816 x 2112 (6M)
- 2048 x 1536 (3M)
- 3:2 Aspect Ratio:
- 4000 x 2672 (10.5M)
- 2816 x 1880 (5M)
- 2048 x 1360 (2.5M)
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
- 4000 x 2248 (9M)
- 2816 x 1584 (4.5M)
- 1920 x 1080 (2M)
- 1:1 Aspect Ratio:
- 2992 x 2992 (9M)
- 2112 x 2112 (4.5M)
- 1504 x 1504 (2M)
Motion Pictures: In addition, you can shoot motion pictures
in QuickTime Motion JPEG in
16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, at the following resolutions and frame rates:
- HD (16:9): 1280 x 720, 30 fps
- WVGA (16:9): 848 x 480, 30 fps
- VGA (4:3): 640 x 480, 30 fps
- QVGA (4:3): 320 x 240, 30 fps
MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer:
MEGA O.I.S. technology helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement
that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots. Gyrosensors
built into the lens detect hand-shake, and the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate,
to give you clear blur-free shots. You can
choose from the following modes:
- Mode 1: The stabilizer
operates continuously and can assist during photo composition
- Mode 2: The stabilizer
function is in standby and activates at the moment the shutter captures the
image. This mode offers a greater degree of stabilization.
- Mode 3: Camera shake is corrected for up/down
movements. This mode ideal for panning.
- Off: When image stabilization is not desired or when using the camera with a
Battery: The G10K is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(DMW-BLB13PP). When used with the supplied 14-42mm lens, you get approximately
190 minutes of recording time, or
about 380 images, using the 3.0" LCD monitor. When using the viewfinder
only, you get approximately 205 minutes of recording time, or about 410
pictures. Playback time
using the LCD monitor is approximately 350 minutes. The battery takes
approximately 155 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A49B battery
charger. You can also operate the camera on standard household current when the
optional DMW-DCC3 DC cable is attached to the camera and battery charger.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-G10K has a 3" TFT color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 460,000 pixels. It has approximately 100% field
LCD Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" LCD monitor, the
G10K has a
color LCD viewfinder with approximately 202,000 dots. It has a field of view of approximately 100%
and a -4 to +4 diopter to adjust the viewfinder focus to your eyesight.
Microphone: The DMC-G10K has a built-in monaural microphone
on the top of the camera. It is used to record audio when shooting movies, or
adding audio to still images already recording. Wind noise can be reduced when
recording by using the Wind Cut feature.
Pop-up Flash: The G10K has a pop-up flash with a range of
approximately 1.48' to 20.3' when the 14-42mm lens is used. An optional
external flash, such as the DMW-FL220 (133FL220) or DMW-FL360 (133FL360), can be attached to the
camera's hot shoe. Available flash modes
- Auto: The flash is automatically activated when the recording
conditions make it necessary.
- Auto/Red-eye Reduction: A pre-flash is activated before the main
flash to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
- Forced Flash On: The flash is activated every time regardless of
the recording conditions.
- Forced Flash On/Red-eye Reduction: The flash is activated every
time with a pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Slow Sync: When taking pictures against a dark background
landscape, this feature will slow the shutter speed when the flash is
activated to make the background appear brighter.
- Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Same as Slow Sync, but with
pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Forced Flash Off: Flash is not activated regardless of the
Recording Modes: You can instantly switch the camera into
Intelligent Auto Mode using a dedicated button on the top of the camera. In the
Intelligent Auto Mode, the camera will set the most appropriate
settings to match the subject and recording conditions. It is recommended for beginners.
In addition, the top-mounted mode dial allows
you to choose from the following camera modes:
- Program AE: the camera
automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the
brightness of the subject
- Aperture-priority AE: the
shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set
- Shutter-priority AE: the
aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set
- Manual Exposure: the
exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed, which are
- Custom Mode: allows you to take pictures with
previously selected settings
- Motion Picture Mode: this
mode allows you to record motion images with audio
- Scene Modes: Allows you to take pictures using a setting that
matches the scene being recorded:
- Sunset: for taking pictures of a sunset (red colors
- Party: allows you to
take a picture in a dim room (e.g. a wedding reception, a party, a
banquet in a bar, etc.) clearly. The shutter speed or the exposure is
automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the room.
- Baby1/Baby2: two selectable settings for taking pictures of a
baby; you can use text stamp to show baby's name, birthday, or age
- Pet: for photographing your pet; you can use text stamp
to show pet's name or age
- Peripheral Defocus: makes it easy to pick out the subject on
which to focus and blurs the background to make the subject stand out.
- My Color Mode: Once the Mode Dial is set to My Color Mode, you
can use the rear dial to choose from the following:
- Color: This will adjust the color of the image from red light to
blue light (11 steps in +/-5)
- Brightness: This will adjust the brightness of the image (11
steps in +/-5)
- Saturation: This will adjust the color intensity of the image
from black and white to vivid color (11 steps in +/-5)
- Reset: Returns all settings to default
- Advanced Scene Mode: allows you to select from different scene modes
using the menu:
- Portrait: allows you
to make the subject stand out from an unfocused background and adjust
the exposure and the hue to achieve a healthy complexion on the subject
- Normal Portrait: Shades the background and photographs
skin color beautifully
- Soft Skin: use for taking pictures of people outdoors
during the daytime; enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer
than with Portrait mode
- Outdoor Portrait: Prevents faces from appearing dark when taking
- Indoor Portrait: Sets the ISO sensitivity setting to the
appropriate setting to prevent blurring of photo subject for indoor
- Creative Portrait: You can change the amount of background
blurring by changing the aperture value.
- Scenery: allows you to
take a picture of a wide landscape
- Normal Scenery: The focus adjusts onto far away subjects as a
- Nature: The best setting for photographing natural scenery
- Architecture: for taking sharp pictures of
architecture. Guide lines are displayed.
- Creative Scenery: The shutter speed can be changed in the normal
- Sports: allows you to
take pictures of a fast moving subject or sports scenes
- Normal Sports: Controls the ISO sensitivity while stopping
movement with a high shutter speed.
- Outdoor Sports: Fast shutter speed for stopping movement when
taking photographs outdoors in good weather
- Indoor Sports: Increases the ISO sensitivity and increases the
shutter speed to prevent blurring for indoor photography.
- Creative Sports: The shutter speed can be changed in the normal
- Close-up: This mode allows you to take close-up
pictures of a subject.
- Flower: for taking pictures of flowers outdoors with
natural colors in macro settings; use of a tripod and self-timer recommended
- Food: for taking pictures of food with a natural hue without
being affected by the ambient light in restaurants, etc.
- Objects: for taking clear and vivid pictures of
accessories or small objects in a collection; use of a tripod and self-timer
- Creative Close-up: You can change the degree of blurring of the
background by changing the aperture value in the macro settings.
- Night Portrait: allows you to take pictures of a person against a
- Night Portrait: The subject can be recorded with brightness in real life by
using the flash and the slow shutter speed; use of a tripod recommended
- Night Scenery: for taking vivid pictures of a landscape
at night; use of a tripod recommended
- Illuminations: for photographing illuminations; use of
a tripod recommended
- Creative Night Scenery: You can change the aperture value in the
night scenery setting.
Self Timer: The self timer is
useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still
images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
You can also set the self timer to take 3 pictures after a 10 second delay. The
second and third picture are taken in two second intervals after the first.
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.
Auto Bracket: In this mode, a maximum of 7 pictures are
automatically recorded by each press of the shutter button according to the
compensation range of the exposure. You can choose from the following:
- Steps: 1/3 EV or 2/3 EV
- Number of pictures: 3, 5, or 7
- Sequences: [0 / - / +] or [- / 0 / +]
Burst Mode: Pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is pressed. You can choose a High burst rate (3.2 pictures per
second), a Middle Speed (2.6 per sec), or a Low burst rate (2 per sec). When no RAW files are
taken, you can shoot up to the capacity of the memory card. When RAW files are
used, the camera can take between 4 and 7 total pictures.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Daylight: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Cloudy: for recording
under a cloudy or shaded area sky
- Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade on a bright day
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- Flash: for taking a
picture with flash only
- White Set 1/White Set 2: for using a stored white
balance setting taken manually
- Preset: for using a preset white balance
- Preset Color Temperature: for using a preset color
- Fine Adjustment: you can finely adjust the white
balance toward Amber, Blue, Green, or Magenta
- White Balance Bracketing: The bracket setting is based
on the adjustment values for the WB Fine Adjustment. Three pictures with
different colors are automatically recorded when the shutter button is
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the
ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark
places. When setting to Auto, the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted from
ISO100 to ISO6400 according to the brightness. In the intelligent ISO setting,
the camera will automatically set the optimal ISO sensitivity and the shutter
speed according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness.
In the Preset ISO mode, you can select 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400 with
the ISO increments set to 1EV. When set to 1/3 EV, you can select 100, 125, 160,
200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000,
5000, or 6400.
You can select from the following metering modes:
- Multiple: camera measures
the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the
whole screen automatically
- Center Weighted: used to
focus on the subject on the center of the screen and measure the whole
- Spot: camera measures the
subject in the spot metering target
Auto Focus Mode:
You can choose one of the following AF modes:
- Face Detection: Camera automatically detects a person's face,
adjusting the exposure and focus to fit the face, regardless of what portion
of the picture it is in. (maximum of 15 areas)
- AF Tracking (Dynamic Tracking): Focus and exposure can
be adjusted to a specified subject. Focus and exposure will follow the
subject, even if it moves.
- 23-area Focusing: Up to 23 points for each AF area can
be focused. This is effective when the subject isn't in the center of the
- 1-area Focusing: Camera
focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen. Position and
size of AF area can be changed.
Manual Focus: You can focus manually by rotating the focus
ring on the lens. This is useful when you want to fix the focus, or when the
distance between the lens and the subject is determined and you do not want to
activate auto focus.
Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at
a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.
Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion.
You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You
can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording
date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with
the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or
enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move
the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Auto Review: After an image
is recorded, it will appear in the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds
for reviewing. Auto Review lets you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1
second, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, or Hold. You can also view pictures at 4x zoom for
1, 3, or 5 seconds, if desired.
This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in
cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once
an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image. You can set up
to 50 pictures to be resized at one time.
This function lets you crop unnecessary parts of the recorded picture. Motion
pictures, pictures with audio, pictures with text stamps, and RAW images
(include RAW + Standard and RAW + Fine) cannot be cropped.
Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
Lens Hood: In bright sunlight
or backlight, the lens hood will minimize lens flare and ghosting. The lens hood
cuts off excess lighting and improves the picture quality.
HDMI: The G10K has a mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting the
camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. A mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI cable is
necessary to connect the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. If connected to a
VIERA Link-compatible Panasonic TV, you can control the camera using the TV's
remote control. The unit is compatible with VIERA Link Ver. 5.
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device using the supplied
Remote: A 2.5mm sub-mini jack is provided for use with the
optional DMW-RSL1 remote shutter release. The remote shutter release helps you
avoid camera shake when using a tripod, and allows you to to keep the shutter
pressed fully when taking pictures in the Bulb or Burst mode.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 (Windows XP/Vista/7 only): This
software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the
acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and
Operating Environment for PHOTOfunSTUDIO:
- PC: IBM PC/AT compatible having the following
- Windows 7: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or
- Windows Vista: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher
- Windows XP: Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or higher
- OS (preinstalled):
- Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium,
- Windows Vista: Home Basic (SP1/SP2), Home Premium
(SP1/SP2), Business (SP1/SP2), Ultimate (SP1/SP2)
- Windows XP: Home Edition (SP2/SP3), Professional
- High color 16-bit or more (32-bit or more
recommended). Desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 or more (1280 x 1024 recommended)
- Graphics Card complying with DirectX 9.0c for XP; DirectX 10 for
Vista or 7
- DirectDraw overlay support PCI Express x 16 is recommended
- RAM: 512 MB or more if using
Windows XP/Vista; 1 GB or more for Windows 7
- Free Hard Disk Space: Ultra DMA-100 or higher;
450MB or more for installing software
- Necessary Software:
- DirectX 9.0c for XP (.NET framework); DirectX 10 for Vista/7
- SQL Server Compact 3.5
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or more
- QuickTime Player 7.6.5 or more
- Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for
installation), Compatible drive and media required for DVD writing,
Windows-compatible sound device, USB High Speed 2.0 Port, Mouse or other pointing
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE: This is software to edit RAW format images.
Using RAW files recorded on this camera allows images to be edited with a higher
quality and saved in a format (JPEG, TIFF) that can be displayed on a PC.
Operating Environment for SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows):
- PC: Intel Pentium compatible processors (Pentium 4,
Athlon XP or later is
- Multi-core processor read (Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core
i5, i7, AMD Phenom X4, Phenom II X4, etc.)
- OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
- Display: XGA (1024 x 768) and Full-Color (24 bits) or more
- RAM: 2 GB or more recommended
- Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more for install and
- Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for
installation), Keyboard, Mouse or equivalent input device
Operating Environment for SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Macintosh):
- PC: Intel Processor/PowerPC
- OS: Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, or v10.6
- Display: Display that supports 1024 x 768 or more. Display
and graphics card capable of displaying 16-bit color or more (24-bit color
or more recommended)
- RAM: 2 GB or more recommended
- Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more required for
installation and activation
- Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for
installation), Keyboard, Mouse or equivalent input device
Estimated Still Image Capacity: The number of recordable pictures
Estimated Moving Image Capacity: The available recording
||1280 x 720
||848 x 480
||640 x 480
||320 x 240
|SDHC Card 4 GB
|SDHC Card 16 GB
|SDHC Card 32GB