Have I mentioned just how excited I am by the whole mirrorless- mini DSLR camera market? Well, I am, and Panasonic’s announcement of local release details for their G2 and G10 micro four-thirds cameras has me drooling like a rabid dog.
The G2 is a direct replacement for the G1, and it brings the goods. there’s a rotatable touchscreen LCD that can be used to control most of the camera’s features, plus AVCHD Lite HD video recording. Launching in June, the body will cost $1,099, a single lens kit with a Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 aspherical lens with optical image stabilisation will cost $1,299 and a twin lens kit which adds a Lumix G Vario 45-200 F4.0-5.6 aspherical lens with OIS will cost $1,599.
The G10, which is now the entry level model for Panasonic’s micro four thirds range comes in a single lens and twin lens kit (with the same lenses as the G2), costing $999 and $1,299 respectively.
I was lucky enough to spend most of today playing with these two cameras, so stay tuned for my hands on impressions tomorrow. While you wait though, know that I now want one.