The Panasonic G2 and G10 are the latest and greatest Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic. They both feature a 12.1MP Live MOS image sensor and come packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens. In short, I’ve been quite impressed with these two cameras during my review thus far. It seems to me that Panasonic is a step or two ahead over the other players in the mirrorless camera market right now.
As part of my upcoming review of the Panasonic G2 and G10, I decided to pit them against the Canon Rebel T2i to see how the noise control holds up. In order to do so, I put the cameras on a tripod and captured a number of images of the same scene at various ISO settings. I left the cameras in their default settings for noise control and such. I also left the cameras in auto white balance to demonstrate the cameras’ different interpretation of white under tungsten lights. Exposure times and aperture settings were the same across all cameras.
Below is a full view of the captured scene to give you an idea of what you are looking at in the close-up crops further down.
Panasonic G2 and G10 ISO Comparison to Canon Rebel T2i
Since the G10 and G2 only go up to ISO 6400, I placed those crops next to the Canon Rebel T2i at ISO 12800 again for comparison purposes.
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Panasonic G2 ISO 100 – Panasonic G10 ISO 100 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 100
Panasonic G2 ISO 200 – Panasonic G10 ISO 200 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 200
Panasonic G2 ISO 400 – Panasonic G10 ISO 400 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 400
Panasonic G2 ISO 800 – Panasonic G10 ISO 800 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 800
Panasonic G2 ISO 1600 – Panasonic G10 ISO 1600 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 1600
Panasonic G2 ISO 3200 – Panasonic G10 ISO 3200 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 3200
Panasonic G2 ISO 6400 – Panasonic G10 ISO 6400 – Canon Rebel T2i ISO 6400
Canon Rebel T2i ISO 12800
Expect more on the Panasonic G2 and G10 in a full review soon.
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