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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
6.9 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: If you want the power and image quality of an interchangeable lens camera, but you don't want the bulk of a camera, you'll want to consider a digital interchangeable lens (DIL) model. And the smallest DIL on the market is Lumix DMC-GF2.
  • Pros: Very sharp autofocus, Extremely easy to use, Small camera body can be used one-handed, LCD is sharp and touch screen is handy, Nice design, and four body colors is nice for an advanced camera
  • Cons: A viewfinder would be nice in some circumstances, Camera can be uncomfortable to hold when popup flash is extended, Maximum resolution only available in 4:3 ratio, LCD can be a little tough to see in bright sunlight, Advanced photographers will want more advanced features than GF2 has
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

DP Review
17 May 2011
  • Summary: The GF2 sees Panasonic packing a lot of approachable creative control into a compact package, with one of the best-implemented touchscreens we've ever seen on a camera. It's fast and responsive with excellent raw image quality, but the JPEG output is disappointing.
  • Pros: Compact body with relatively large imaging sensor, Excellent build quality and handling, Easy-to-use interface that allows excellent level of camera control even to novices, Still one of the best-handling cameras in its class for enthusiasts, Well-implemented touch-screen controls, including touc...
  • Cons: Uninspiring JPEGs mean Raw conversion needed to get best results, Auto White Balance can be too blue, Sensor is starting to show its age (in terms of noise/dynamic range), Lack of flash exposure compensation means having to hope the camera gets it right, Using iAuto button as a Function button wo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

PC Magazine
17 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 might be the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market, but it's not the best compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy.
  • Pros: Compact body and lens. Simple to use. Good image quality. Minimal shutter lag. Fast autofocus. Variety of HD video recording formats. Responsive touch screen. Stereo audio recording.
  • Cons: Low-light performance isn't as good as some competitors. Image sensor is not true APS-C size. Proprietary USB port.
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The High-Def Sequel

Gear Patrol
23 April 2011
  • Excerpt: How do you create a follow-up to one of the most groundbreaking and beloved cameras in recent history? First, don’t mess with it – stick with incremental improvements. And thankfully, Panasonic has done exactly that.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Gets a Very Reasonable Price Tag

The UberReview
18 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 attracted a bit of interest when it was announced late last year. Now it has a price tag, and what’s more that price tag is quite reasonable. $499.95 gets you the camera body, for another $100 you can a 14-42mm lens in the package – and for $699.95 you get a faster 14mm...
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New Gear: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Is Tiny, Touch-Friendly

Pop Photo
26 March 2011
  • Excerpt: It must not have been quite ready for this year's Photokina, which was when Panasonic introduced their SLR-like DMC-GH2, because today Panasonic unleashed the extremely compact Micro Four Thirds contender that is the DMC-GF2.
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Overall 6
6.1

Expert Review

reviewed
17 March 2011
  • Summary: With a total redesign from the ground up, does the GF2 still stay true to its enthusiast roots?
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Overall 8
8.2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Camera Labs
1 March 2011
  • Summary: The Lumix DMC-GF2 is Panasonic's second 'pocketable' compact to employ the Micro Four Thirds standard it co-developed with Olympus. Announced in November 2010, it's the successor to the popular Lumix GF1, and like that model packs a large sensor into a small body with a removeable lens mount.
  • Pros: Well implemented touch screen controls., Compact, light and fast., 1080i AVCHD video., Hot Shoe and EVF port., Excellent handling.
  • Cons: Duplication of controls can be confusing., Requires lens-based image stabilisation., Image quality/noise performance., Disappointing sequential shooting.
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

SlashGear
8 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The GF1 didn't just count the SlashGear team among its admirers; in fact it was one of the most loved Micro Four Thirds models around. That leaves the LUMIX GF2 with plenty to live up to.
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

neocamera.com
4 February 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a compact SLD targeted at novice photographers. It produces good image quality, very similar to the previous generation of entry-level DSLRs, in a considerably smaller form factor. Although it has a simple interface, its feature-set is well-rounded.
  • Pros: Low image noise until ISO 800 in good light, Realistic image colors, Excellent automatic white-balance, Reliable metering, Fast contrast-detect autofocus, Short shutter-lag, Quick and responsive, Calibratable LCD, Good LCD visibility and viewing-angle, Optional EVF, Relatively compact, Sturdy bui...
  • Cons: Slight image softness from base ISO, Limited use ISO 6400, Below average shot-to-shot speed, Wrong Live-Histogram, Preview not, Poor flash clearance, Inefficient controls, Touchscreen required, Impossible to set video framing correctly, Video recording delay, Video drops last second, Short batter...
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