Panasonic DSLR Overview
The Panasonic segment is fairly short at the moment, and perhaps that is a bit of a surprise, since Panasonic has yet to attempt a sub-$1000 DSLR, even though they are one of the biggest electronics manufacturers out there. Perhaps it's a testament to how high the bar is for entry into the SLR arena?
Panasonic's approach to dSLRs so far has been to create "branding" models, DSLRs to showcase that Panasonic can create DSLRs. The original Panasonic L1, and the newer Panasonic L10 are not intended as mass-market DSLRs, but rather for enthusiast photographers who appreciate them for what they are, not for what they are not.
Perhaps we will have to wait for a Panasonic L100 or L1000 in order to see a mass-market sub-$1000 DSLR from Panasonic. And considering the E400-series of Olympus, we could perhaps see something similar from Panasonic?
Well, that is not likely to happen, because Panasonic is moving into the direction of Micro Four Thirds, and the Lumix G1 is their first sub-$1000 interchangeable lens camera!