Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 SLR Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls (cont.)
Controls on the grip include the shutter release with control wheel mounted out front. Next you can see the
Film mode button (sets the color tone). The Mode dial has positions for Auto, Program AE, Aperture and
Shutter priorities, full Manual, Custom, SCN, Night portrait, Sports, Macro, Landscape, and Portrait
exposure modes. The Drive mode selector and main power switch are mounted around it. Last you can see the
secondary control wheel located on the back, which acts as the Index and Magnify controls in playback mode.
Next, we have the 4-way controller. It's used to navigate the menu system, press it "up" to adjusts the ISO,
"right" for Metering mode, "down" for White balance, and left to choose the AF area. The FUNCtion button
brings up a graphical shortcut menu with options for Flash mode, White balance, ISO, OIS mode, image size
and image quality. Lastly we have the image delete button.
Here you can see the Shooting Info display. When you are not using Live View mode, this graphical interface shows many of the selected exposure settings, much like the monochrome LCDs did on older dSLR models.
Shooting Info display:
1 - Recording mode
18 - Program shift
Secure Digital Storage
The DMC-L10 is equipped with a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot and is compatible with any capacity SD or SDHC card. Shown here with Ultra's High-speed (150x) 4GB SDHC card.
Approx. Storage Capacities
The I/O ports are on the right side. The combination port on the left handles both Video-OUT (user- selectable NTSC or PAL) for output to a TV monitor as well as USB 2.0 (high-speed) connectivity for transferring image data to the host computer. The small hole on the right is for the optional DMW-RSL1 wired remote control unit (approx. $79).
The DMC-L10 does not have a dedicated DC IN port for connecting an external power supply. However, you can
use the optional DMW-DCC1 DC Cable if you have need for an external power source.
The DMC-L10 uses a 7.2V 1320mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery pack. It is recharged with the supplied Quick Charger. Panasonic claims the battery life is sufficient for capturing 450 frames (225 min.) using the optical viewfinder or up to 280 frames (140 min.) using Live View.
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