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Panasonic Lumix DMC L10 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
As a founder and producer of the SD format, it is quite obvious that the Panasonic Lumix DMC L10 uses SD memory cards. And for a reason, because this type of memory card is available with high capacities and high speeds. So it is no problem to find one of your own preferences. A Lithium-Ion battery supplies the energy and Live View does demand a whole lot of energy.
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Panasonic Lumix L10 - SD memory card
The Panasonic L10's ten Megapixels do generate considerably large files. Especially in RAW format the file will increase, let alone when photographing in RAW and JPEG at the same time. Not all pictures have to be written on the card straight away but the sooner the better. Certainly because the buffer is not one of the largest; it can take 3 RAW pictures. On the other hand, the camera is not considered to be an action camera but I think three images is the minimum. When photographing in JPEG you can continue shooting, providing you have a fast memory card, until the memory card is full. Personally I don't see the fun in that other than just annoying your camera. A 1GB memory card does not take you very far nowadays, just as is the case with most D-SLRs nowadays. I would recommend a 2GB card but using a 4GB card (SDHC) will allow you to fully enjoy working with the L10.

Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
Ratio 4:3
Large - 3648x2736 pixels - Fine - 390 [RAW 110] pictures
Large - 3648x2736 pixels - Normal - 770 [RAW 130] pictures
Medium - 2816x2112 pixels - Fine - 650 [RAW 250] pictures
Medium - 2816x2112 pixels - Normal - 1270 [RAW 280] pictures
Small - 2048x1536 pixels - Fine - 1220 [RAW 140] pictures
Small - 2048x1536 pixels - Normal - 2360 [RAW 150] pictures

Ratio 3:2
Large - 3648x2432 pixels - Fine - 440 [RAW 125] pictures
Large - 3648x2432 pixels - Normal - 870 [RAW 145] pictures
Medium - 2816x1880 pixels - Fine - 730 [RAW 145] pictures
Medium - 2816x1880 pixels - Normal - 1420 [RAW 160] pictures
Small - 2048x1360 pixels - Fine - 1360 [RAW 155] pictures
Small - 2048x1360 pixels - Normal - 2560 [RAW 165] pictures

Ratio 16:9
Large - 3648x2056 pixels - Fine - 520 [RAW 150] pictures
Large - 3648x2056 pixels - Normal - 1020 [RAW 175] pictures
Medium - 2816x1584 pixels - Fine - 870 [RAW 170] pictures
Medium - 2816x1584 pixels - Normal - 1700 [RAW 185] pictures
Small - 1920x1080 pixels - Fine - 1800 [RAW 190] pictures
Small - 1920x1080 pixels - Normal - 3410 [RAW 200] pictures
Panasonic L10 - USB 2.0 Full Speed interface
The Panasonic L10 DSLR has been equipped with a USB 2.0 Full Speed interface. It transfers pictures on a high speed. Panasonic could have selected the Hi-Speed connection but obviously expects the user to be satisfied with the Full Speed connection. The speed in itself is acceptable but a USB Hi-Speed interface would look good on the camera and to be honest, it should belong to the standard equipment of the camera in my opinion.

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Panasonic Lumix L10 Live View - Energy
Live View offers many possibilities and has many advantages but it has at least one disadvantage. And that is the fact of huge energy consumption. You are using the screen continuously and intensively. Moreover Live View asks a lot from the other components too. The mirror has to be folded up, reading the AF on the sensor uses more energy and the sensor will remain active. And that is noticeable because of the heat. The battery is reasonably ok with 1320mAh and according to CIPA standard some 450 pictures can be made with it. I must admit that I did not get that many out of one battery load, but I do not fret about that. Just make sure to take the battery charger with you when you go on holiday and recharge when necessary.
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