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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera

SLR 12.1MP Live MOS Red Jan 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
Six industry awards
Good quality lens
Supports video recording
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
176 Reviews + 6 Awards

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that this low megapixel digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both said that this camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Parentesis.com both gave this Panasonic camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at websites What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews both thought that concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on 54 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Panasonic camera rated this camera as brilliant on average. Over 78% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this camera is one of the better digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 10,033 expert and user reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use and four owners thought it was easy to use the menus.

Good Product Quality

Seven owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality.

Robust

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

Nice Design

Six owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 wrote that it 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 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…
  • Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob…
    AM (Amazon) - March 2011
  • It has a very nice vintage feel to it, albeit with all the trappings of modern technology…
    Rossy! (Amazon) - September 2011

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

11 owners who reviewed it concluded that it 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
  • Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo…
    Costas (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Compact size big on features…
    Ken (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Not as compact as you think as it still doesn't fit in a pocket…
  • Images are super crisp and a vast improvement over the compact…
    Steve (Amazon) - April 2012
  • The build of the body is good.
    Mr R (Amazon) - March 2011

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively standard weight (265 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers reckoned that it had a good lens and three people reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Good Quality Pictures

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

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 thought it had a good screen.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was January 2011 when this camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 848 x 480 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 7.6x. With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (20x).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the GE G5WP (4.5x).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Two people reckoned that it was good value for money.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a higher still image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(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, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2672, 4000x3000, 2816x2112, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 4000x2672, 2816x1880, 2048x1360, 1600x1064, 4000x2248, 2816x1584, 1920x1080, 1600x904, 2992x2992 and 2112x2112 and 1504x. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Camera

Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. At 16 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a wind filter. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.18 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.4m.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgf2webr, panasonic dmcgf2ks, panasonic dmcgf2cw, panasonic dmcgf2cr, panasonic dmcgf2kw, panasonic dmcgf2cs
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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