Panasonic has launched a new Micro Four Thirds camera that comes with a touchscreen for easy shooting and playback. A $999 camera with interchangeable lenses is also available, aimed at users who want to step up from a point-and-shoot.
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In addition to the new G2, Panasonic has also launched the G10, a $999 camera aimed at users who want to step up to the benefits of a system camera, while still retaining compact size and usability.
The two cameras come with a Live View Finder with Full Time Live View that allows the user to easily check framing when composing a shot, as well as seeing how settings will affect the image before they shoot.
The DMC-G2’s touch-control shooting lets users adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch LCD. The camera also shoots High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format.
Both the DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 also come with a new Intelligent Auto (iA) button, which gives photographers the ability to quickly switch into iA mode.
The DMC-G2 will be available in three colours (black, blue and red) from June with the following RRP: Twin lens kit ($1,599), single lens kit ($1,299), and body only ($1099).
The Panasonic DMC-G10 is available in black for $999 (single lens kit) or $1299 (twin lens kit).
Users who purchased accessories for their older Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera can still use them on the new G10 and G2.