In addition to LUMIX DMC-G2, Panasonic has also announced its new compact LUMIX G10, which the company claims as the world’s lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera equipped with a viewfinder, recording 720p HD video in Motion JPEG format at 30 frames per second.

Features of Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G10:

  • 3.0-inch Polycrystalline TFT LCD with 460K dots and wide viewing angle
  • 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and new Venus Engine HD II
  • Records 720p (1280 x 720) HD movie in Motion JPEG at 30fps
  • Panasonic’s iA (Intelligent Auto) and My Color mode
  • Wide range of AF (Auto Focus) modes – AF Tracking, 1-area AF, Face Detection AF/AE and 23-area AF
  • Full-time Live View with both LCD display and the Live View finder
  • 26 scene modes including Peripheral Defocus mode that allows users capture a photo where the foreground is in focus and background is blurred
  • Exposure meter can be displayed in the P/A/S/M shooting modes
  • Highly-efficient Dust Reduction System to repel dust and other particles
  • Dimensions: 124 x 83.6 x 74 mm ; Weight: 336 grams (body only)
  • Available in black color only

“The LUMIX G Micro System has revolutionized the photography industry ever since the release of the Panasonic G1, the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard,” said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We continue to expand this award-winning LUMIX G Series, and with its easy-to-use features and compact size, we expect the G10 to attract a lot of new users who want to step-up from their point-and-shoots.”

Panasonic LUMIX G10 that compatible with Micro Four Thirds System lenses will come with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens as part of its kit.

Update: Panasonic LUMIX G10 is scheduled to hit the market in coming May 2010 for a suggested retail price of $599.95.