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Panasonic DMC-G10K

12.1-megapixel digital camera with 14-42mm image stabilizing lens

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Our take on the Panasonic DMC-G10K

by Dave Bar
Panasonic

Want a camera you can grow into? Try a compact system camera.

These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, compact system cameras (CSCs) have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable — great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.

Panasonic's DMC-G10K gives you the picture-taking power of a digital SLR, but without all the bulk and weight. Its smaller, lighter design makes it easier to carry. And its intelligent auto mode makes it easy to use, too — just point and shoot to capture gorgeous pictures. When you're ready to take more creative control over your photos, you can experiment with manual settings and different lenses.

Stay locked on with smarter autofocus
If you've ever tried to photograph a moving subject — like a bird hopping from branch to branch, or an active toddler — you might have noticed that some cameras' autofocus modes can't quite keep up. The 'G10K can focus on a subject and stay locked on as they move around in the frame, so you're always ready to get that perfect shot.

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A bonus for outdoor photography
Framing your shots on an LCD screen can be tricky when it's bright outside. That's where the 'G10K's electronic viewfinder really comes in handy. It lets you line up your shots without the effects of harsh glare on an LCD screen. And like the LCD, you can instantly see how adjusting exposure and white balance settings will affect your photo.

Highlights:

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • Four Thirds-type Live MOS image sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
  • Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S. zoom lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm)
    • 3X optical zoom
    • supplied lens includes optical image stabilization to help keep images and movies blur-free
  • high-def movie mode with sound (up to 720p resolution)
  • 3" (460,000 dot) LCD with touchscreen control for intuitive operation
  • electronic viewfinder (202,000 dot) with diopter adjustment
  • full-time live view mode for LCD screen and viewfinder lets you instantly see the effects of exposure and white balance settings
  • built-in dust reduction system to keep image sensor clean
  • 23-area autofocus for accurate, high-speed focusing
  • face detection autofocus with face recognition
  • built-in pop-up flash
  • warranty: 1 year parts (6 months image sensor), 1 year labor (90 days image sensor)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Micro Four Thirds Mount lenses
  • compatible with standard Four Thirds mount lenses (optional adapter required)
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: three settings up to 3.2 frames per second (up to 7 RAW frames, unlimited JPEG frames)
  • shutter speed range: 60-1/4,000 seconds, bulb (up to approximately 4 minutes)
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-6400
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual exposure modes
  • auto exposure bracketing: 3, 5, or 7 frames
  • white balance bracketing: up to 3 frames
  • preset scene modes for accurately exposed still and movie images in virtually any shooting environment
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG (Fine), RAW+JPEG (Standard)
  • top JPEG resolutions (pixels): 4,000 x 3,000 (4:3); 4,000 x 2,672 (3:2); 4,000 x 2,248 (16:9); 2,992 x 2,992 (1:1)
  • records high-def QuickTime Motion JPEG movie files with sound
    • 1,280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second
  • accepts optional SD™, SDHC™, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • audio/video out
  • input for optional Panasonic wired remote control
  • hot shoe for adding external flashes and other accessories
  • input for optional stereo microphone
  • 5-3/8"W x 3-3/8"H x 2-15/16"D (without lens)
  • weight (with media plus included lens and battery): 19.7 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • 14-42mm image stabilizing Panasonic lens
  • rechargeable DMW-BLB13 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger/AC adapter
  • shoulder strap
  • USB and audio/video cable
  • software CD-ROM

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD ---
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 28-84mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter 52
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count 1.21e+007
Total Megapixels 1.306e+007
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 4000 x 3000
HD Video Recording Yes
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-3/8
Height (inches) 3-3/8
Depth (inches) 4-11/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 19.68
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Digital camera body (black)
  • Body cap (installed)
  • H-FS014042 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Front lens cap (installed)
  • Lens hood
  • Lens storage bag (soft sided)
  • DMW-BLB13PP Lithium-ion battery pack (7.2V/1250mAh)
  • DE-A49B Battery charger
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 5' USB cable with in-line ferrite core (USB Type A connector on one end and proprietary connector on the other)
  • 5' Audio/Video cable with in-line noise filter (RCA composite video and RCA mono audio connectors on one end and proprietary connector on the other)
  • Neck strap
  • Digital photo software CD-ROM
  • Operating instructions (English)
  • Operating instructions (French)
  • Operating instructions (Spanish)
  • Operating instructions (Portuguese)
  • Supplied Software instruction manual (Eng/Fren/Span/Port)
  • Limited Worldwide Warranty sheet
  • Canadian warranty supplement (in envelope)
  • Product registration card
  • Self-adhesive labels (French)

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Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software
Specifications

Features

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.

Recording Media: 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 Thirds mount.

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 recordable pictures
  • 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

Image Resolution/Compression: 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 tripod

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 of view.

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 include:

  • 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 conditions.

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 manually adjusted
  • 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 accentuated)
    • 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 photos outside
      • Indoor Portrait: Sets the ISO sensitivity setting to the appropriate setting to prevent blurring of photo subject for indoor photography
      • 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 priority
      • 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 scenery setting
    • 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 sports setting.
    • 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 recommended
      • 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 landscape.
      • 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 temperature
  • 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 pressed once.

ISO Sensitivity: 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.

Metering Modes: 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 screen evenly
  • 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 screen.
  • 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.

Resizing Pictures: 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.

Cropping Pictures: 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.

PictBridge 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.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

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.

Digital/AV Out: 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 audio/video cable.

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.

Supplied Software

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 add effects.

Operating Environment for PHOTOfunSTUDIO:

  • PC: IBM PC/AT compatible having the following processor:
    • Windows 7: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
    • 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, Professional, Ultimate
    • Windows Vista: Home Basic (SP1/SP2), Home Premium (SP1/SP2), Business (SP1/SP2), Ultimate (SP1/SP2)
    • Windows XP: Home Edition (SP2/SP3), Professional (SP2/SP3)
  • Display:
    • 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 device

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 recommended)
    • 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 activation
  • 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

Specifications

Estimated Still Image Capacity: The number of recordable pictures (Fine Quality):

Aspect Ratio 4:3 3:2 16:9
Picture Size 12M 6M 3M 10.5M 5M 2.5M 9M 4.5M 2M
SDHC Card
4 GB
570 1030 1620 620 1090 1670 700 1180 3540
SDHC Card
16 GB
2350 4220 6670 2550 4490 6860 2870 4840 14530
SDHC Card
32 GB
4710 8470 13390 5130 9010 13760 5760 9710 29150

Estimated Moving Image Capacity: The available recording time:

Recording Quality HD WVGA VGA QVGA
Picture Size 1280 x 720 848 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240
SDHC Card 4 GB 00:16:30 00:41:50 00:43:40 02:05:00
SDHC Card 16 GB 01:08:00 02:52:00 02:59:00 08:35:00
SDHC Card 32GB 02:16:00 05:45:00 05:59:00 25:18:00
 
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Panasonic DMC-G10K

Written By Fred, Cary NC on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Excelent picture quality and speed.
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