Tech Talk: Dorothy Torretijo On Selfies & Vlogging With Panasonic Lumix GF-10 | CoolJapan

Mirrorless cameras are owning the spotlight this past couple of years because they offer the performance of a DSLR and the compactness of a smartphone in one nifty package. However, because of the many options in the market today, it's also more difficult to decide which one you should invest your bucks in. And while there are many contenders vying for our attention, one that caught our eye is the Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10. Lumix has always been known for stellar performance and AI-like sharpness, and the DC-GF10 boasts the same capabilities.

This 16MP Rangefinder-style camera is said to be a great entry-level option for those who want an upgrade from smartphone shooting. It provides style, convenience and great functionality, minus the complexities. With these claims waiting to be tested, we asked Star Clozetter Dorothy Torretijo to give the Lumix GF-10 a whirl.

Dorothy Torretijo with Lumix GF-10

Aside from being fond of taking outfit photos, product shots, and nature and food snaps for both personal and content creation purposes, Dorothy has also just started venturing into vlogging. "I’m still new to vlogging and am looking for a reliable camera to help me make great videos. Right now, I only use my camera phone for shooting videos to post on my channel as well as take photos to post on my socials," she shared, making this opportunity to give the Lumix GF-10 a swing an exciting prospect. 

First impressions

Panasonic Lumix GF-10

When asked about her initial thoughts on the camera, Dorothy was quick to note that the fun colour range — orange, white, black, and pastel pink — immediately caught her fancy. She took the one in pastel pink for a spin. Speaking of the camera's feel, she said, "The Lumix GF-10 feels lightweight but of good built, making it easy to carry around. It also has a 3-inch tilting touch screen viewer that is really perfect for vlogging or just taking self-portraits on the go especially when I don't have someone to take them for me." 

A sensational snapper

Dorothy shared that compared with shots she took with her camera phone, she saw a major improvement in the quality of her photos and videos with the GF-10. She particularly liked taking videos because of its UHD to 4K resolution options. The camera's capability to also shoot 4K high-quality photos is also one of her favourite things about it. Aside from this, the GF-10 also allows capturing high-quality 8MP stills from its videos, making it great for vloggers like her to capture a nice thumbnail photo straight from their footage. 

Panasonic Lumix GF-10 test shots daylight

Left: Photo taken under bright light;  Right: Photo taken under natural light

Dorothy also highlighted the Photo Focus function, saying, "I'm very picky with what I upload on my socials and the Lumix GF-10 really helps in ensuring sharp and high-quality images that are crisp on the details."  The camera not only provides great bokeh for close-up shots, with seamless separation between the subject and its background, but also maintains great colour reproduction. 

Panasonic Lumix GF-10 test shots lowlight/indoor

Left to right: Photos taken under artificial, low lighting

Lastly, she also noted its great performance under varying lighting conditions, which is something her camera phone is no match for. The GF-10's Live MOS Micro Four-Thirds sensors, as well as its Depth From Defocus AF system, are the key features that aide this stellar performance. These functions and more make it a solid choice for a mirrorless camera in the PHP25,000 to 30,000 (~USD480 to 570) range. 

Overall thoughts

Panasonic Lumix GF-10 close up

"I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to up their game from taking photos and videos with a phone. The Panasonic Lumix GF-10 is perfect for photography enthusiasts, vloggers and basically anyone who wants to pursue a visual-driven creative path. And even for personal use, its performance and 3-inch tilting screen make it a definite must-have for getting those perfect for selfies and groufies." 

Learn more about Lumix cameras here.