Summary: The G2 is a great camera, capable of producing stunning photographs under the right conditions. When light is low, the performance is poor. Having had the camera for a year, and being able to compare it's performance to the Canon 40D under identical circumstances, as well as a number of point and shoot cameras, including the Canon G10 provides the basis for this review.
Excerpt: This camera is good, but flawed. First of all, its handling is excellent. Panasonic's designers must have spent quite a long time studying how people interact with cameras. Every button is in its place, most of them feel very different and are easy to find by touch only. I also love the drive mode lever, it makes it very easy to go from single-shot to continuous drive to self-timer (for tripod pictures). Tilt-and-swivel LCD is great for street photography!
Summary: My primary purpose in purchasing this camera was to take pictures of my toddler. There were a lot of neat features to like. I loved the touch screen. The camera is really light weight for a dslr. I love the option to move the LCD 360 degrees. But, the picture quality indoors and with a subject in motion was lacking. About 1 out of 5 shots of my toddler wasn't blurred. I tried multiple settings to make it work; including the AF tracking, intelligent auto mode and baby.
Excerpt: The mediocre quality of the lenses, very slow processor , and unsatisfactory in-camera jpeg processing have convinced me to move away from the micro-four thirds system. If Panasonic’s technological / optical / user interface improvements were half as good as the superlative hype which surrounded the announcement of this camera, it would be by far the best photographic instrument out there.
Excerpt: "...I should mention that the Panasonic Lumix G2 is technically not a proper DSLR, unlike a lot of the Nikon and Canon cameras. Instead of having a Pentaprism or Pentamirror in the view finder, it is fact just digital. I suppose this eliminates some of the bulk you would expect to get in a DSLR and the shutter will not break after so many actuations as well. Moreover, If you have no previous experience with cameras or don't like learning various features, ...
Pros: Cheap, Great Size, Perfect for Beginners
Cons: Not many lenses, Battery life, Low light images
Summary: I've never had anything except a 'point and shoot' camera before. Wanted a bettor one for some major events this year, but didn't want to pay a fortune. I bought this as it was top of the Which reports. I know nothing about cameras so need something that is easy to use. This isn't. It does have an automatic setting which does a reasonable job, but otherwise it is very difficult to understand.
Summary: I am a novice who wants to take better pictures so I upgraded from the Panasonic TZ7 to the G2. It looks and feels lovely BUT I cannot get my head round the instruction manual to rectify picture quality problems. The biggest technical problem I have is when I use the zoom lens the pictures are blurred, and I cannot fathom how to resolve this. Using the auto button for novices does not seem to help.
Summary: I bought this product with the background of a keen photographer. Previously i have owned several Nikon DSLRs and many Nikon film cameras. All my cameras that i have bought have been under this price and have done a much better/equally as good photos. Panasonic have added a few gimmicks to justify a medium priced camera. A Nikon D60 does a cheaper but just a good job as this. I regret buying it yet i was lucky to find a buyer after 2months of using it.
Guter Körper bzw. Kamera - mitgeliefertes Objektiv ist schlecht!
huibuh - der Produkttester, Amazon
1 January 2012
Summary: + Guter Bildschilm + schnell + guter Blitz + ... viel nette Kleinigkeiten - mieses Objektiv - Lichtausbeute - mieses Objektiv - das Plastik reibt so stark aneinander, dass die Brennweiten praktisch springen (besonders gut wenn man filmt!) - mieses Objektiv - durch die Reibung beim Zoomen erzeugt man starke Schleifgeräusche - schlecht bei schwierigen Lichtbedingungen bei Foto und noch schlechter bei Video (schlechter als die Lumix FZ150) - Blitzhebel ungünstig -...
Summary: Leider bin ich von der Bildqualität der Lumix DMC-G2K mit dem Objektiv 14-42mm ziemlich erntäuscht worden: Die Kamera schaffte es mit diesem Objektiv nicht, scharfe Bilder zu produzieren. Um eigene Fehlleistung auszuschliessen, habe ich mit Stativ mehrere Blenden- und ISO-Reihen geschossen - mit Standard-Einstellungen und unter verschiedenen Lichtbedingungen. Nichts zu machen: In punkto Schärfe hat sie gegen meine 10 Jahre alte Ixus (2.1MP) veloren.