Summary: New products tend to carry a premium, though both of the GF2’s kit formations come in at less than the GF1 originally retailed for. With the 14mm f/2.5 lens expect to pay around £630, and with the 14-42mm the price ought to be a penny less than £600. The Panasonic Lumix GF2 seems to have a lot of future-thinking in place.
Excerpt: , the GF2 compacts the camera by 19%, removing the mode dial and introducing a touch screen, which was seen as a backwards step by many. People loved the GF1, and wanted a more advanced compact from Panasonic, but instead had to look at the
Pros: Great value for money (cheaper than the other GF cameras), Compact without removing too many controls or features, Extremely fast focus, continuous shooting, Good controls / buttons on the back, Good build quality with metal body, Low noise up to ISO1600, Flash direction can be altered
Cons: Slippery front grip (front grip improved on GF3), 14mm kit lens not great for macro, No mode dial, IS is lens based
Conclusion: The GF1 was already a terrific camera, but made with enthusiasts in mind. With the GF2, Panasonic has taken everything we loved about the GF1 and made it more appealing to budding photographers finding their creativity limited with a compact. As such, it's not something GF1 users will want to upgrade to.
Pros: Solid build quality. Great pictures in decent light. Interchangable lenses. Manual shooting modes. Responsive touchscreen. Good quality video. Hot shoe mount for flash guns.
Cons: More like a compact camera with manual shooting options. Switching between manual and automatic modes is a pain with the touchscreen. Weaker than a DSLR in low light.
Excerpt: La Lumix DMC-GF2 de Panasonic es una de las cámaras digitales con lentes intercambiables más completas, ya que ofrece una enorme cantidad de funciones que facilitan la captura de fotografías y videos de alta calidad. Su pantalla táctil y la compatibilidad con tarjetas de memoria SDXC son cualidades que no se pueden pasar por alto.