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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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A multi award winning but only average spec MILC camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 12.1MP 4" 4000 X 3000 Pixels Jan 2011
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 number 594 across all digital cameras.
86
Reviews
246 Reviews + 6 Awards
16
Value for Money
Poor
50
Features
Average Features
20
Age
5 Years Old
45
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Parentesis.com plus one other site. Pentax cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, excellent product quality and that it is a good size.
The Lumix DMC-GF2 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

52
Portrait Photography
Average
42
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
50
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
52
Sports Photography
Average
69
Wildlife Photography
Good

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Video Reviews

How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 112.8mm wide and 67.8mm tall. It is 32.8mm deep and weighs 265g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 front dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this Panasonic camera was great.

The writers at review sites Parentesis.com and Digicam Buyer.co.uk both thought that this Panasonic camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Websites What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 53 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera as excellent on average. 68 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use, four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 12,369 expert and owner reviews (including 3,189 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Seven people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

11 owners mentioned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was compact.

  • It's incredibly compact for a camera that offers a range of lenses…
  • It's extremely nimble and compact…
  • A camera that until just a few months ago was a worthy competitor in the compact system camera market…
  • A compact, interchangeable lens camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds specification…
    Cnet.com.au February 2011
  • It's well worth a look if you're after a compact camera with swappable lenses…
    CNET.co.uk November 2010
  • Have only ever used a compact…
    Steve (Amazon) - April 2012
  • The size of the body is bigger than that of a compact.
    Rossy! (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Compact size big on features…
    Ken (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Wanted something of relatively small proportions that would produce better images than your average compact camera…
  • Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo…
    Costas (Amazon) - October 2011

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who reviewed it thought it had a good lens and three people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made.

Users Report Nice Design

Six customers agreed that the product was good looking.

  • It is beautifully made and sits well in the…
    Dpexpert.com.au February 2011
  • It is beautifully made and sits well in the hand…
    Dpexpert.com.au February 2011
  • It has a very nice vintage feel to it, albeit with all the trappings of modern technology…
    Rossy! (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob…
    AM (Amazon) - March 2011
  • It was a pretty decent kit at the time.
  • The video at its highest quality was pretty decent, though the format didn't work for many devices unless the quality was lowered…

Users Report Good Technical Features

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since January 2012.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Lumix DMC-GF2's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 82% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Lumix DMC-GF2's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 59% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-GF2's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Lumix DMC-GF2 of 265g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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3D

The Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1600 x 1064. That's 42% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|848 x 480|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Lumix DMC-GF2 of only 0.4" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.46".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Lumix DMC-GF2's maximum playback zoom of 16x is higher than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof. 93% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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