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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera

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MILC 12.1MP 2x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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34 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Parentesis.com, both of which decided that this Panasonic digital camera was superb.

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

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 152 user reviews this camera has a terrific overall user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 thought it had a good screen. Flikmy said on Amazon “The ability to pick the Auto focusing points on the screen does come useful”. Six years ago Ken rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Easy to use touch screen although in sunlight a little difficult to see image on screen” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Les's Top 20 said “I like the touch screen, having used an I Pad”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good viewfinder. Ken wrote on Amazon “There is a viewfinder available.”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was mirrorless. Digital-Photography-School.com said “If you’re passionate for a mirrorless, interchangeable lens digicam, this Micro Four Thirds model may be your opportunity” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers considered that this digital camera was good for video recording. Cj mentioned 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”. James rated it as very good and he mentioned “Still to this day, I am pleased with my purchase because it captures great photos and decent video”. Mr. P. J. R. Lewis scored this digital camera very highly and wrote on Amazon “You can take 1080 Full HD video with this camera”.

Good Quality Lens

Some people thought it had a good lens. J. Amos wrote on Amazon “Feel is excellent (although the lens feels a little too plasticky (although looks great from a distance))”. Jaz (cloud Child) said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review “Lens could be better”. Martin Norbäck mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “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”.

Eleven Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Alibee wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The metering and focusing seem to be spot on” . Am rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The capability to indicated by touching on the screen the object to set the focus is just great”. Am also wrote “Focusing is fast”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-eight people who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Alibee wrote in their review “The images are bright and crisp” . Colinw wrote on Amazon “I basically cannot fault the Lumix, its a great camera and produces very acceptable images” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly. Costas gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote “Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo and video quality” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. C. Homer rated it 4 stars and said “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” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Cj said “I liked the fact the sensor was bigger than the compacts” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture stunning shots”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good picture resolution. Martin Norb mentioned “It is the perfect lens for casual shooting so if you're only getting one lens, I recommend that” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 5 stars.

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Robust

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Five years ago Alan Ross mentioned on Amazon “It is a nice colour well put together and the lens are interchangable” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Am said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon 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” and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Also six years ago Les's Top 20 mentioned on Amazon “The build quality of the camera is very solid and everything is of a high quality”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

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

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was neat. Six years ago S. said in their review “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”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Six years ago Ken wrote on Amazon “I prefer the design of this one anyway”. One customer who bought it thought it was smooth. Mudya Faisal mentioned on Amazon “The auto focus is very smooth”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was retro. Steve mentioned “The full SLR cases are too big! The retro leather cases are quirky” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review and rated the product as excellent.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “Does all this techno wizardry push good old standard ergonomics a bit too far out the window? Pocket-lint’s Panasonic Lu” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

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Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 mentioned that it was compact. Amazon Customer said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “I think I was expecting more given the lenses are LeicaIt is a bit inbetween, too big to be a compact”. Ccutter44 wrote “The GF2 is simply a normal compact camera with a detachable lens, which allows you to use other lens's” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Cj gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “I was looking for a replacement compact camera when my IXUS died”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners concluded that the product was a good body shape. Mr R mentioned on Amazon “The build of the body is good.” in his review however he only scored it 3 stars. Rossy! scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned on Amazon “The build quality of the camera body is fantastic - it has a firm feel to it”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Adam Parsons #1 mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Lightweight, sharp as a tack using old FD 50mm lenses”. One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews six years ago “Slimmer and lighter than the GF1” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was a squeeze to fit in.

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Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who bought it thought it was good quality. Alibee mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “The build quality is excellent and 12 mega-pixel images are plenty big enough for all my needs”. Am scored the product very highly and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon “Lenses) with you while looking for better quality than the typical point-and-shoot cameras”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Top quality prints and HD Video as well” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Easy to Use

Seventeen people who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Alan Ross said on Amazon “About with enough control to keep a professional/amatuer happy” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Am wrote on Amazon six years ago “The touch screen interface is very intuitive and can be learned quickly”. Jaz (cloud Child) mentioned last year “The menus were ok to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. C. Homer said in their review on Amazon “The menus are really easy to get around”. James mentioned on Amazon “Whether using automatic, semi-automatic, or full manual settings” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Martin Norb said on Amazon “Fortunately you don't need it that much as the menus are quite clear” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Six years ago Am said “All manual controls are available via the screen interface easily, if you want” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Digitalversus.com rated it 4 stars and said on Digital Versus “It's a consumer rather than an expert camera and has a nice touchscreen interface”. Expert website Neocamera.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review “Although it has a simple interface, its fea” however they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Costas gave it a very good review score and wrote “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”. Pcworld.co.nz scored it 5 stars and said “The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with build quality that’s well ahead of the NX100” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product 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.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people concluded that this digital camera was good value for money. Andrew J Newman said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “Reasonable camera at very good price second hand”. Ken gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote six years ago “Amazing value for money now the newer model has been released” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Martin Norb mentioned on Amazon “Was offered at this great price (578 GBP) including two lenses, I ordered it” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a bargain for the price. Six years ago Adam Parsons #1 scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Beware of cheap batteries that don't show the battery capacity left, or only work for 10 mins”. Mr R mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review in the same month “Lenes feels cheap and was dissapointed in low light” although he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mr R also mentioned “The lenses feel cheap and noise on the images was a lot more that I expected”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Costas wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon six years ago “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

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reckoned that it had a good flash. Cj gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera 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) said in January last year “The flash was ok mostly, I did feel it was too harsh at time” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Six years ago Cameragearguide.com mentioned “A cleverly designed pop-up flash, serious appearance” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Jaz (cloud Child) mentioned on Amazon “The manual setting etc were fine”. S. said six years ago “I have barely read the instruction book as I like to learn intuitively”.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 4,645 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its MILC digital cameras range.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Adam Parsons #1 wrote on Amazon “The battery life is excellent and I shot a whole day on one battery” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Adam Parsons #1 also said “Trying to find a deal that has an extra battery”.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Ken said “Compact size big on features”. Macworld.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on expert review site Mac World six years ago “Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features to the compact interchangeable-le”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said seven years ago “It's amazing how Panasonic has squeezed more features like a touch-screen” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reckoned that it was noisy. Cj wrote on Amazon “Admittedly with the APS-C size sensor on the 30D, when you zoom into the image, there is less noise and smoother results.”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2 do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[pl_1840381_price], or the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[pl_1840381_price] both from Olympus.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.18 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 0.05m and the largest is 0.3m.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 100, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this age and type is 50 and the biggest is 200.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2 ranges from 1024 x 768 to 6000 x 4000.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic 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 digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face tracking", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of power sources than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good exposure controls. Six years ago Cj mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review “Amazing sharp results, fast continuous af, just disappointed no aperture control on movie mode”.

Poor Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. C. Homer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “Snaps so don't have to go through a menu for that, has an HDMI socket on the side, great flash”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the NX[pl_2082510_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 have megapixels of between 2.3MP and 46MP. The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is RAW, but this camera file system is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Neutral and Skin tones are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 13.06 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1,300mAh. The Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 1,010 milliampere * hour) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 460,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 6,400) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 24,000.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price].

If this Panasonic camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 386.1 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (14x and higher rated).

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1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1/2.5"". That's 7% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 5.76 x 4.29mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
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
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
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
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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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's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgf2, dmcgf2k, dmcgf2c, panasonic dmcgf2, panasonic dmcgf2k, panasonic dmcgf2r, panasonic dmcgf2c, panasonic dmcgf2w, panasonic dmcgf2cw, panasonic dmcgf2cr, panasonic dmcgf2kw, panasonic dmcgf2we, panasonic dmcgf2ck, panasonic dmcgf2kk, panasonic dmcgf2ks, panasonic dmcgf2cs, panasonic dmcgf2web, panasonic dmcgf2webr
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00616241095943, 00616348010078, 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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