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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
6.9 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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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
15 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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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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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
11 January 2011
  • Summary: After partnering with Olympus on the development of the Micro Four Thirds System standard (an offshoot of the Kodak/Olympus Four Thirds System), Panasonic followed Olympus into the mirrorless/interchangeable lens class of compact digital cameras with 2009’s Lumix DMC-GF1 .
  • Pros: Somewhat smaller than GF1, Full HD video, Functional, fluid touch LCD
  • Cons: Disappointing battery life, Costs as much as DSLR, High ISO performance could be improved
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Overall 8
8.2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Camera Labs
7 December 2010
  • 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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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a superb little camera: it is an immense improvement over the GF1, a camera that until just a few months ago was a worthy competitor in the compact system camera market.
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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 review: A great little Micro Four Thirds camera that will suit just about any photographer

Good Gear Guide.au
4 May 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 is a great camera for any type of user. It's well built, easy to use and it can take sharp and vibrant images. It's one of a growing number of cameras on the Australian market with a touchscreen.
  • Pros: Small size, clear and vibrant image quality, excellent focusing, useful touchscreen, sturdy build quality
  • Cons: Video quality not great, noticeable blemishes above ISO 800, longest open shutter time in 60sec
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: We really like this camera and are impressed by the versatility the touch-screen brings. The smaller and lighter design is great for those who want a camera that can be popped into a pocket, but with a more sophisticated performance.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic GF2 review

electricpig
1 February 2011
  • Summary: The pictures aren’t quite DSLR quality, but overall performance and features are mightily impressive for the size.
  • Pros: Small and light. Quick autofocus. Solid build quality. “Touch to focus” feature.
  • Cons: Some noise in shots. Touchscreen won’t be loved by all.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review

Stuff.tv
28 January 2011
  • Summary: As we write this, the Panasonic GF2 is the smallest swappable-lens camera on the planet. And yep, it does feel tiny compared to DSLRs and even most Micro Four Thirds cameras, especially fitted with the dinky 14mm pancake lens.
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