No existing imaging engine provided an acceptable match for the superb image rendering of the LEICA D lens and advanced performance of the Live MOS sensor, so Panasonic developed Venus Engine – an imaging engine that offers the significantly higher image processing capabilities needed to deliver the high performance demanded in single-lens reflex cameras. The new Venus Engine provides excellent color reproduction, outstanding resolution and rich gradation, as well as high-speed processing with minimal time lag.
The L10 reduces the luminance noise that tends to occur in dark parts of an image by optimizing the noise reduction level. The L10 uses a filter to isolate and process the chromatic noise that can be generated due to the high sensitivity. Also, the new image processing engine minimizes color bleeding and image distortion to help ensure bright, vibrant images from corner to corner. Together with the improvements in newly evolved Live MOS sensor, the total noise reduction system in the DMC-L10 brings a dramatic benefit to the picture.