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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

CNET
5 September 2014
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is a camera that people will either love for its speed, photo quality, and interchangeable-lens flexibility or hate for its large-ish size, electronic viewfinder, and occasionally frustrating design.
  • Pros: Interchangeable lenses; fast performance; excellent photo quality; flip-and-twist LCD.
  • Cons: Accident-prone jog dial; some restrictive feature implementations; no movie capture.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Although the photos look a hair noisier and overprocessed compared with many competitors, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 has a lot to recommend about it--including a flip-and-twist touch-screen and speedy performance.
  • Pros: Nice touch-screen implementation; articulated LCD; relatively fast; pretty good EVF.
  • Cons: Images a little noisier at midrange ISO sensitivities than they should be; too easy to accidentally move focus points with touch screen.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

DP Review
7 November 2010
  • 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. Image quality is excellent (especially at lower ISOs and when shooting raw), handling superb, and responsiveness impressive. A fun, functional, and friendly alternative to a traditional SLR, the G2 packs a powerful photographic punch too.
  • 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 features, doesn't replace extensive external controls, Very useful status panel and quick menu allow direct access to many important settings, Intuitively structured menu system,...
  • 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 bit daunting to the first time user), Some touch-screen menus a bit fiddly
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Digital Camera Review

Bright Hub
6 September 2010
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix G2 just hit the market. But, does this digital camera offer great value for its price? Find out more in this Panasonic Lumix digital camera review.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
25 July 2010
  • 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. But the Panasonic G2 lives up to those expectations. The most important critique for the G1, the lack of a video function, has been eliminated by the DMC-G2.
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Overall 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: It is hard not to be impressed with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2. It takes the best features of its predecessor, the G1, and adds video capture, a touchscreen and a few tweaks to the button placement. Of all the features available in the G2, it is the combination of the AF and touchscreen that I was most impressed with. Although I found that the touchscreen menu was easy enough to use, I have to say I preferred the good, old-fashioned method of using buttons and dials.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 review

Stuff.tv
20 February 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic G2 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, making it lighter and smaller than most interchangeable lens snappers. It’s not as diminutive as its stablemate the Panasonic GF2, but its chunkier shape, fully adjustable screen and electronic viewfinder make it arguably easier to handle. The grip on the right, coupled with the camera’s strokeably rubberised finish, means it sits far more comfortably in your hand than the GF2.
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Overall 8
8.0

This Micro Four Thirds digital camera addresses some of the problems of the original DMC-G1

Good Gear Guide.au
8 December 2010
  • Summary: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 interchangeable lens digital camera builds upon the already impressive LUMIX DMC-G1 by adding video recording, updated controls and a 3in touchscreen. It takes excellent photos in a wide range of conditions and definitely improves on its predecessor.
  • Pros: Overall excellent image quality especially at lower ISOs, great range of image modes, fast and consistently accurate autofocus, excellent electronic viewfinder, good control system and ergonomics
  • Cons: 14-42mm kit lens not as good as previous 14-45mm model, touchscreen is sometimes difficult to operate accurately, images lose clarity at high ISO settings
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G2 Micro Four Thirds camera is an update to the G1

Good Gear Guide.au
8 December 2010
  • Summary: The best combination here of image quality, camera build and features, we highly recommend the Panasonic Lumix G2's one-touch HD video recording, choice of viewfinders and its tilting LCD. Buying in to the Micro Four Thirds concept in the first place is't cheap, but if you're up for the investment, this excellent camera is the model to choose.
  • Pros: Good image quality, tilting LCD, high-definition video recording
  • Cons: A bit expensive
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix G2

GadgetSpeak
8 November 2010
  • Summary: It was March when I had a chance to wander round the Focus show with a pre production version of this D SLR unit. Now in late autumn I finally get to look at the boxed version and to try all the G2 has to offer for real.
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