Panasonic L10 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Panasonic makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the L10 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10 below.
In any case, the L10 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was revealed to the public on August 30th, 2007, which means that, as of today, the camera is 5943 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the L10 from Panasonic.
Panasonic's operating instructions for the L10
The camera's operating instructions is 147 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the L10 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Panasonic's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Panasonic L10 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your L10 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Panasonic L10 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Panasonic L10 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the L10.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Panasonic L10 based on?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Panasonic L10 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Panasonic equipped the L10 with the Venus image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Panasonic L10?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
Does the Panasonic L10 have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the L10 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10?
Panasonic does not publish a shutter rating for the L10. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Panasonic L10?
Panasonic embeds the number of shutter actuations in hidden menus. You can check the number of shots that your L10 has taken up to now by carefully following the steps described on the Panasonic L10 shutter count page.
Does the Panasonic L10 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Panasonic L10 for flash photography?
The L10's flash sync speed is 1/160 sec.
Which battery does the Panasonic L10 use?
The camera gets its power from the DMW-BLA13, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Panasonic Lumix DMC- L10.
|Camera Model||Panasonic L10|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Four Thirds lenses|
|Launch Date||August 2007|
|Launch Price||USD 599|
|Sensor Format||Four Thirds Sensor|
|Sensor Size||17.3 x 13.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||225 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||21.6 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||10 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 648 x 2 736 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.74 μm|
|Pixel Density||4.44 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 1 600 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||55|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||21.3|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||10.8|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||429|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||95%|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||2.5 inch|
|LCD Resolution||207k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDHC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||DMW-BLA13 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||450 shots per charge|
135 x 96 x 78 mm
(5.3 x 3.8 x 3.1 in)
|Camera Weight||556 g (19.6 oz)|
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