Summary: This Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 review shows a very nice interchangeable lens camera that literally places almost every feature you could want within one-touch reach -- including shooting photos by touching the LCD -- while delivering outstanding image results and response times.
Pros: Image quality is outstanding, Camera layout is good, important features are accessible by "one touch", Quick autofocus and good response times, LCD can rotate away from the camera, can shoot photos with touch on LCD, EVF is extremely bright and sharp
Cons: Will take some time to learn all of the features, LCD is a little tough to see in direct sunlight, Price seems a little high, Touch-screen LCD is easy to smudge
Excerpt: This camera in Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds series is highly desirable from a number of angles, not least of which is the touch screen system. And you can buy it in three body colours: black, red and blue The test camera was supplied with the f3.5/14-42mm kit zoom lens, an average and quite useful...
Summary: The G2 is very much the camera the G1 should have been. The addition of a decent HD movie mode, some cool touchscreen features and minor enhancements throughout turn an already good camera into a great one.
Pros: Reliably good image quality up to ISO 800, usable up to ISO 3200, Accurate metering and focus, Good JPEG resolution (though stick to raw for best results), Fast and responsive in use, Good ergonomics all around, excellent build quality, nice handling, Touch screen adds a couple of very useful fea...
Cons: Out-of-camera JPEG color not as appealing as best competitors, New kit lens not as good as predecessor, ISO 6400 verging on the unusable, High ISO default noise reduction a bit too high, Dynamic range still not as good as best APS-C competitors, User interface looking a bit dated (and possibly a ...
Summary: The Panasonic G2 is an excellent camera. Form, function and performance are rock solid with this Micro Four Thirds shooter. The AF speed, image quality and feature set rivals what the best of the entry-level DSLR crowd is offering right now.
Hello My Lumix, Hello My Touchscreen, Hello My Four Thirds Cam
25 September 2010
Excerpt: Building on the already successful line of Micro Four Thirds based cameras, Panasonic has announced their latest DSLR, the Lumix DMC-G2. Based on its venerable predecessor G1 body, the Lumix DMC-G2 will feature a new touch control shooting interface, 12.1 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video (AVCHD lite...
Review – Panasonic G2, Part 1: Introduction and Using the Camera
Enticing the Light
5 September 2010
Excerpt: January 2009. That was the month the first micro-4/3 camera went on sale: The Panasonic G1 [ cue ominous music ]. Its DSLR exterior belied the revolution within, for this was the first advanced digital camera to feature a large sensor but do away with the mirror-box and prism of traditional SLRs,...
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 system camera Panasonic managed to be the center of attention with the Panasonic G1. The camera was received enthusiastically worldwide, and was especially praised for its general high quality. The expectations were thus a bit higher for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is a relatively small, DSLR-like camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds sensor jointly developed by Panasonic and Olympus. It has many of the same features as a DSLR, including the use of interchangeable lenses and RAW format, but does not have a mirror box and utilizes an...
Pros: Solid construction, Many dedicated controls, Articulated LCD
Cons: Occasional overexposure, $200 more than similar G10, Trouble with indoor WB