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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 touch focus point selection, Intelligent Auto mode includes both exposure compensation and background blur control (with live preview), Superb fully-customisable quick menu, Fast ...
  • 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 would be a huge benefit, No true manual movie control and no external microphone option
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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 . The new genre of camera mated physically larger, more DSLR-like sensors into bodies resembling a large compact point and shoot, with the ability to change lenses like a DSLR while eliminating its bulky...
  • 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. Its build quality and handling make it a pleasure to use, and the overall size means you really can take it anywhere. The touchscreen control is a nice feature, and something I found far more useful on this type of camera than I expected.
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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. You can only not only use it to navigate menus, but also to quickly set focus points and even to take photos without pressing the shutter button.
  • 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. The images are certainly much better than from almost any compact, so the GF2 delivers in that respect.
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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. Is it the first interchangeable lens camera to be shrunk to that fabled "pocket-size" level? No, not really: while you could undoubtedly wedge the GF2 into a large jacket pocket, it’d bulge out like a freakish moob.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

PhotoReview
1 January 2011
  • Summary: An update to the popular GF1 that is smaller and features a redesigned interface with touch-screen controls.Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF2 arrives in retail stores in January 2011, roughly 15 months after we reviewed its predecessor, the GF1. The new model, which will be available in black or white, has the same rangefinder-like styling as its predecessor but is targeted at everyday photographers instead of photo enthusiasts.
  • Pros: You want a compact, interchangeable-lens camera that fits into a jacket pocket., You'd like the ability to shoot both still pictures and HD video clips., You want a Live View system similar to those on most digicams., You'd enjoy a simple user interface and touch-screen controls., You're interested in shooting raw files and are prepared to edit them in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Don't buy this camera if :, You require noise-free images at high ISO settings above...
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