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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera

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SLR 12.1MP Live MOS 4x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-GF2 is the signature DSL Micro Compact System camera in its impressive mirrorless lineup. Though it's the smallest and lightest Panasonic model, the GF2 nevertheless manages... More
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33 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras rave about this camera and have given it six awards.

Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Parentesis.com both wrote that this compact camera digital camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this Panasonic digital camera was very good.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera. What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews both gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this Panasonic camera has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Panasonic digital camera as marvellous on average. Most Lumix DMC-GF2 owners think it is one of the better digital cameras of this age and type.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people concluded that this digital camera had a good screen. Flikmy rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 5 stars and wrote “The ability to pick the Auto focusing points on the screen does come useful” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Ken wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Easy to use touch screen although in sunlight a little difficult to see image on screen”. Les's Top 20 mentioned on Amazon “I like the touch screen, having used an I Pad” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who bought it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Ken mentioned on Amazon “There is a viewfinder available.”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who bought it thought it was mirrorless. Six years ago expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “If you’re passionate for a mirrorless, interchangeable lens digicam, this Micro Four Thirds model may be your opportunity” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Cj wrote on Amazon “Usable ISO800 performance that I could take anywhere, use quickly, along with a good movie mode for the new baby on the way.I was looking at the S95” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. James mentioned “Still to this day, I am pleased with my purchase because it captures great photos and decent video” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. P. J. R. Lewis gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “You can take 1080 Full HD video with this camera”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good lens. J. Amos rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Feel is excellent (although the lens feels a little too plasticky (although looks great from a distance))” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Jaz (cloud Child) rated it 4 stars and mentioned in February last year “Lens could be better”. Martin Norbäck said six years ago “In Sweden, this camera did not sell for that price, even with only one lens, so I was glad to find it on Amazon UK”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good autofocus. Alibee gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon six years ago “The metering and focusing seem to be spot on”. In the same month Am wrote on Amazon “The capability to indicated by touching on the screen the object to set the focus is just great” in their review of this digital camera. Am also said “Focusing is fast”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers mentioned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was able to produce good images. Alibee scored it 5 stars and wrote “The images are bright and crisp” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Colinw wrote “I basically cannot fault the Lumix, its a great camera and produces very acceptable images”. Costas mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo and video quality”.

Six customers said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Six years ago C. Homer rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “After reading most reviews it seemed to be the case that even with a smaller sensor this generally gets better shots.I have had this camera a week”. Cj mentioned “I liked the fact the sensor was bigger than the compacts” . Goodgearguide.com.au gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture stunning shots”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Martin Norb scored this digital camera 5 stars and he said on Amazon six years ago “It is the perfect lens for casual shooting so if you're only getting one lens, I recommend that”.

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Good Size

Fifty-three customers wrote that it was compact. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon “I think I was expecting more given the lenses are LeicaIt is a bit inbetween, too big to be a compact” however they only rated the product 3 stars. Ccutter44 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The GF2 is simply a normal compact camera with a detachable lens, which allows you to use other lens's” in their review of this digital camera. Cj mentioned on Amazon six years ago “I was looking for a replacement compact camera when my IXUS died” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Rossy! rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon “The build quality of the camera body is fantastic - it has a firm feel to it”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who bought the product said that it was lightweight. Six years ago Adam Parsons #1 mentioned “Lightweight, sharp as a tack using old FD 50mm lenses” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Slimmer and lighter than the GF1”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a squeeze to fit in.

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Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Alan Ross mentioned in his review on Amazon “About with enough control to keep a professional/amatuer happy”. Am mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “The touch screen interface is very intuitive and can be learned quickly” and gave the product an excellent rating. Jaz (cloud Child) mentioned in their review on Amazon “The menus were ok to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. C. Homer said “The menus are really easy to get around”. Martin Norb said “Fortunately you don't need it that much as the menus are quite clear” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Steve wrote in his review five years ago “In summary I feel this camera has enough settings to play with to keep the advanced amateur happy” .

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Am mentioned “All manual controls are available via the screen interface easily, if you want” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com scored it 4 stars and said “It's a consumer rather than an expert camera and has a nice touchscreen interface” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Neocamera.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “Although it has a simple interface, its fea”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Costas mentioned “I chose it over the GF3, although I knew the touch screen isn't as sensitive, because it has more buttons for direct control and it is easier to hold” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz mentioned six years ago “The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with build quality that’s well ahead of the NX100” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner considered that this digital camera had a touch sensitive screen. Mr. P. J. R. Lewis said “If you find the screen a bit gimmicky (HIGHLY UNLIKELY)then there are the usual touch sensitive joggle controls on the back of the camera” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Alan Ross he said five years ago “It is a nice colour well put together and the lens are interchangable”. Am wrote six years ago “The GF2 camera is very well built and the touch screen, while perhaps a little perplexing at the beginning, is just as fast to operate” in their review. Les's Top 20 said on Amazon “The build quality of the camera is very solid and everything is of a high quality”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Mr R wrote on Amazon “The build of the body is good.” although he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few people thought the product was good looking. Am scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob” in their review of this digital camera. Jaz (cloud Child) rated it 4 stars and mentioned “It was a pretty decent kit at the time.”. Jaz (cloud Child) also mentioned “The video at its highest quality was pretty decent, though the format didn't work for many devices unless the quality was lowered”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. S. mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is far superior to my Canon Ixus (which produces great pictures too) and definitely fits neatly into my handbag (which is not that large” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Ken said “I prefer the design of this one anyway”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 concluded that it was smooth. Mudya Faisal mentioned in their review on Amazon “The auto focus is very smooth”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was retro. Steve wrote on Amazon “The full SLR cases are too big! The retro leather cases are quirky” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

One person who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review “Does all this techno wizardry push good old standard ergonomics a bit too far out the window? Pocket-lint’s Panasonic Lu” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Alibee scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The build quality is excellent and 12 mega-pixel images are plenty big enough for all my needs”. Am wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in the same month “Lenses) with you while looking for better quality than the typical point-and-shoot cameras”. In the same month Amazon Customer said “Top quality prints and HD Video as well”.

Reasonably Priced

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 concluded that it was good value for money. Andrew J Newman wrote on Amazon “Reasonable camera at very good price second hand” in his review although he scored it 60 out of 100. Ken said in his review on Amazon “Amazing value for money now the newer model has been released” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Martin Norb mentioned on Amazon “Was offered at this great price (578 GBP) including two lenses, I ordered it” in his review and rated it 5 stars.

A number of customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 thought it was a bargain for the price. Six years ago Adam Parsons #1 said in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “Beware of cheap batteries that don't show the battery capacity left, or only work for 10 mins” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mr R said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “Lenes feels cheap and was dissapointed in low light”. Mr R also said “The lenses feel cheap and noise on the images was a lot more that I expected”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who bought it wrote that it was cheap. Costas scored it very highly and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “If you do not want to buy an expensive bulky DSLR, go for the GF2!Prices have fallen because of the newer model”.

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Good Flash

Seven Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers agreed that it had a good flash. Six years ago Cj wrote on Amazon “It was just too slow to catch the moment particularly indoors - I hate full frontal flash with stark contrast, so usually get my Speedlite out”. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon last year “The flash was ok mostly, I did feel it was too harsh at time”. Expert website Cameragearguide.com mentioned six years ago “A cleverly designed pop-up flash, serious appearance” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Support

A few people who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. James said “Whether using automatic, semi-automatic, or full manual settings”. Jaz (cloud Child) gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “The manual setting etc were fine” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. S. gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “I have barely read the instruction book as I like to learn intuitively” in their review of this digital camera.

Panasonic Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Battery Life

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good battery life. Adam Parsons #1 mentioned six years ago “The battery life is excellent and I shot a whole day on one battery”. Adam Parsons #1 also said “Trying to find a deal that has an extra battery”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers agreed that the product had good features. Six years ago Ken gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Compact size big on features”. Macworld.com mentioned “Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features to the compact interchangeable-le” but despite that they gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 60 out of 100. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote “It's amazing how Panasonic has squeezed more features like a touch-screen”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Cj mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon six years ago “Admittedly with the APS-C size sensor on the 30D, when you zoom into the image, there is less noise and smoother results.”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support video capability, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash.

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Supports Five Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supporteds "EXIF", "JPEG", "RAW" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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320 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 take between 105 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Lumix DMC-GF2 which takes 320 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have good exposure controls. Cj said in their review six years ago “Amazing sharp results, fast continuous af, just disappointed no aperture control on movie mode” .

Poor Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who purchased it considered that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Six years ago C. Homer wrote “Snaps so don't have to go through a menu for that, has an HDMI socket on the side, great flash” but in spite of that they still gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Samsung 150F (£269.99) (14.2MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (16MP).

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2, the Lumix DMC-GF2 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-GF2 is not 3D. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon SX230 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-GF2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 have weights of between 20g and 940g. With a weight of 386.1 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 16MP. With a total megapixels of only 13.06 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GF2.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Fujifilm X100T which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Samsung 150F (£269.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung 150F (£269.99) (5x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Battery Pack

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(89)

As I discovered on a trip to central Africa recently, the GF2 feels superb and the photos it produces are astonishingly sharp and luminous ? in a special league. But despite the GF2 being... Read more…

5 December 2011

Like Samsung?s NX100, the GF2 from Panasonic is a small hybrid lacking an inbuilt or electronic optical viewfinder; you have to shoot it like a compact.The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with... Read more…

10 August 2011

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 is a bit of a bargain at the moment, offering a compact, controllable camera with great image quality, high speed focusing and continuous shooting, and full HD video with...

Ephotozine

15 July 2011

More than any device in recent memory, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a showpiece for the benefits and drawbacks of a touchscreen interface. Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few... Read more…

The Lumix GF2 is an enticingly compact interchangeable-lens camera, but its touchscreen interface is an inefficient way to access some important controls...

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User Reviews

(48)
Reviewed 27 November 2011 by Michael L.
(Verified Purchase)

Panasonic will discontinue this model. The new GF3 has been out for a few months already, and the 16MP GX replacement series is on its way. GF3 is still 12MP and more plasticy, aimed at a lower... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2011 by Jake H.
(Verified Purchase)

Got it for $290 and I couldn't be happier. I am a noob at photo taking. Moved from a DMC-ZS3 zoom point & shoot to this. The GF2 taught me a lot about photography in the few days I've owned it. I... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2011 by Gower T.
(Verified Purchase)

I am shopping for the pancake lens 20mm F1.7 or the 50mm F1.4.. Newegg, why dont' you sell them?

Reviewed 29 November 2011 by Ming C.
(Verified Purchase)

For entry level novice like myself, i think it's really a good camera. Regardless all the cons i mentioned (which is small and understandable), i think the camera is worth the money. really good one!!

Reviewed 25 November 2011 by Benjamin F.
(Verified Purchase)

This for 289 and an Xbox 360 250g for 199(all no tax and free shipping) ya well you cant get a better deal this Christmas even from any retail store...

Most Camera Review sites say 4 out of 5 stars for a camera at the time they reviewed it costing 599. For 289 and No tax for Utah Free Shipping This camera get a 6 out of 5 stars for that amazing deal
Small body, small lenses. Light and easy to carry around. I've own many cameras 4 full frame dSLR). Sometimes I just don't feel like logging them around. This will be my walk-around camera from now o
Nice screen, useful controls, touch focusdefocus, quick focus speed, can use legacy lens with adapters, Stereo mic, feels nice to hold
Better Pictures than a point and shoot
Fast from shot-to-shot
None for that kind of money. Sure the camera is only 8 out of 10 as good as the Sony nex series(based on picture quality of Sony being a 10) but its more that half the cost, If this camera came out at
Jpeg noise could be a problem, but just shoot raw and convert and you will be ok
No image stabilization in body. Bit heavy. No external shutter port. Included 14 42 lens seems to be a downgrade in quality from the 14 45 lens that came with G 1
Lasted 1 and 12 years and was babied. Used only occasionally, never dropped, no water damage, always put away
Less depth of field (by far) than Sony Nex
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Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgf2, dmcgf2c, dmcgf2k, panasonic dmcgf2, panasonic dmcgf2w, panasonic dmcgf2k, panasonic dmcgf2c, panasonic dmcgf2ks, panasonic dmcgf2cw, panasonic dmcgf2cr, panasonic dmcgf2cs, panasonic dmcgf2kw, panasonic dmcgf2we, panasonic dmcgf2web, panasonic dmcgf2webr
Barcodes 00885170033528, 00885170033535, 00885170033559, 00885170033603, 00885170033610, 05025232609024, 05025232609031, 05025232609048, 05025232609055, 05025232609130, 05025232609147, 05025232609154, 05025232609161, 05025232609178, 05025232609208, 05025232609338, 05025232609345, 05025232609352, 05025232609369, 05025232609376, 05025232609390, 05025232609406, 05025232617760, 08851700335280, 08851700335358, 08851700335594, 08851700336034

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