Excerpt: (1 items) More than any device in recent memory, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a showpiece for the benefits and drawbacks of a touchscreen interface. Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features to the compact interchangeable-lens camera category, it may leave you longing for old-fashioned analog controls more often than not.
Pros: Fast autofocus, Touch-focus controls for video and stills, Very small for an interchangeable-lens camera
Cons: Underexposed images in Auto mode, Touchscreen is ineffective for some controls
Conclusion: However, the real world isn't like the perfectly illuminated photographic studio and we must look at how the camera performs in the range of conditions in which an enthusiast or novice may wish to use it. Those who want a camera to record well lit landscapes encountered on holiday or when enjoying a bike ride will be pleased with the results.
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. As an interchangeable lens camera, its versatility is assured. Panasonic offers three series of Micro Four-Thirds cameras, this one, the G-series and the GH-series.
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 build quality
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 battery life