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
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The appeal of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is definitely in the eye of the beholder, more so than most cameras that we've reviewed recently. While current GF1 owners will most likely bemoan the simplification of the control system in favour of a touchscreen system, compact camera owners looking to...
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.