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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 3x Live MOS Jan 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type 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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41 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the digital cameras of this spec and age.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Parentesis.com, both of which thought that this Panasonic digital camera was superb.

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

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this camera.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 152 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Panasonic digital camera is brilliant. This camera in the top 16% of all the cameras of this type and age when ranked by user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Flikmy scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 5 stars and said on Amazon “The ability to pick the Auto focusing points on the screen does come useful”. Five years ago Ken gave it an excellent rating and he wrote “Easy to use touch screen although in sunlight a little difficult to see image on screen”. Les's Top 20 mentioned “I like the touch screen, having used an I Pad”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who reviewed it thought it was mirrorless. Expert website 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 of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good viewfinder. Ken said on Amazon “There is a viewfinder available.”.

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Good Video Capture

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who purchased it wrote that it was good for video recording. Cj mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 five years ago “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 October last year James said “Still to this day, I am pleased with my purchase because it captures great photos and decent video”. Mr. P. J. R. Lewis mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You can take 1080 Full HD video with this camera”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens. J. Amos gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “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. In October Jaz (cloud Child) said “Lens could be better” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Martin Norbäck gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a rating of 5 stars and he wrote 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 customers concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good autofocus. Five years ago Alibee wrote on Amazon “The metering and focusing seem to be spot on” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. In the same month Am said on Amazon “The capability to indicated by touching on the screen the object to set the focus is just great”. Am also mentioned “Focusing is fast”.

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Good Quality Pictures

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

Some people said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good image sensor. Five years ago C. Homer scored the product 4 stars and wrote 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” in their review. Cj scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “I liked the fact the sensor was bigger than the compacts” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture stunning shots” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Martin Norb said “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

Some people who bought this digital camera considered that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review “I think I was expecting more given the lenses are LeicaIt is a bit inbetween, too big to be a compact” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Ccutter44 mentioned on Amazon “The GF2 is simply a normal compact camera with a detachable lens, which allows you to use other lens's”. Cj mentioned in their review on Amazon “I was looking for a replacement compact camera when my IXUS died” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape. Rossy! gave it a score of 5 stars and said “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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 thought it was a squeeze to fit in.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Slimmer and lighter than the GF1”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was lightweight. Adam Parsons #1 said on Amazon five years ago “Lightweight, sharp as a tack using old FD 50mm lenses” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Easy to Use

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Alan Ross said on Amazon “About with enough control to keep a professional/amatuer happy” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Am said “The touch screen interface is very intuitive and can be learned quickly” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Jaz (cloud Child) said in their review a few weeks ago “The menus were ok to use” and scored it 4 stars.

Some people who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. C. Homer said “The menus are really easy to get around” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 4 stars. Martin Norb said “Fortunately you don't need it that much as the menus are quite clear” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 5 stars. Steve mentioned on Amazon “In summary I feel this camera has enough settings to play with to keep the advanced amateur happy” in his review of this digital camera.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good interface. Five years ago Am said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All manual controls are available via the screen interface easily, if you want”. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “It's a consumer rather than an expert camera and has a nice touchscreen interface” in their review. Neocamera.com said “Although it has a simple interface, its fea” but even so they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Costas gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “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”. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with build quality that’s well ahead of the NX100” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Its build quality and handling make it a pleasure to u” in their review.

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Robust

Eleven customers who purchased it considered that it was well made. Alan Ross said on Amazon four years ago “It is a nice colour well put together and the lens are interchangable” in his review of this digital camera. Am gave the product an excellent review score and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon “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”. Five years ago Les's Top 20 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The build quality of the camera is very solid and everything is of a high quality”.

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Mr R wrote on Amazon “The build of the body is good.”.

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Nice Design

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was good looking. Am mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob”. In October Jaz (cloud Child) wrote on Amazon “It was a pretty decent kit at the time.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 4 stars. 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”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. S. said 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was ergonomic. Six years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Does all this techno wizardry push good old standard ergonomics a bit too far out the window? Pocket-lint’s Panasonic Lu” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner considered that this digital camera was retro. Steve said on Amazon “The full SLR cases are too big! The retro leather cases are quirky” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was smooth. Mudya Faisal gave it a very good review and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The auto focus is very smooth”.

One person considered that it was a good design. Ken wrote “I prefer the design of this one anyway”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Alibee wrote 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 gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 five years ago “Lenses) with you while looking for better quality than the typical point-and-shoot cameras”. Amazon Customer wrote “Top quality prints and HD Video as well” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Flash

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners said that the product had a good flash. Cj gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “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) mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The flash was ok mostly, I did feel it was too harsh at time”. Cameragearguide.com mentioned in their review “A cleverly designed pop-up flash, serious appearance”.

Good Support

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. James wrote on Amazon “Whether using automatic, semi-automatic, or full manual settings”. A few weeks ago Jaz (cloud Child) said on Amazon “The manual setting etc were fine” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. S. said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review “I have barely read the instruction book as I like to learn intuitively”.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Battery Life

Some people who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Adam Parsons #1 scored the product very highly and he said five years ago “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

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners said in their reviews that the product had good features. Ken mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review on Amazon “Compact size big on features”. Macworld.com wrote on expert website Mac World five years ago “Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features to the compact interchangeable-le” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Six years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “It's amazing how Panasonic has squeezed more features like a touch-screen” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Cj wrote in their review on Amazon five 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.”.

3D Compatible

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

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SD Memory Card

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

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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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 Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a very high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The maximum playback zooms of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.9x.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 that we have checked the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Lumix DMC-GF2's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest. The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolutions 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 still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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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 the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also support a video resolution 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 resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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

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

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (6,400) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 4,500, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 3 to 52,000.

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320 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a camera that takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,010 milliampere * hour) amongst cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 840mAh.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

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

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One customer thought this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Five years ago Cj wrote on Amazon “Amazing sharp results, fast continuous af, just disappointed no aperture control on movie mode”.

Poor Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. C. Homer mentioned “Snaps so don't have to go through a menu for that, has an HDMI socket on the side, great flash” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GF2 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.5"". That's 8% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 5.76 x 4.29mm.

A 1/2.5"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all cameras of this age and spec.

The best optical sensor size amongst comparable types of digital camera is 2/3"".

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-GF2 is fairly heavy (386.1 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 170g.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 13.06 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

The depths of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. The Lumix DMC-GF2 is fairly thick (32.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 0.804 pounds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is very heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 the weights range from 0.23lbs to 0.81lbs.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.18 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the largest closest focusing distances amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 0.01m, the largest is 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Average Screen Size

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

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released over six years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x), or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] (40x).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively average megapixel count (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
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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 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 dmcgf2ce, panasonic dmcgf2web, panasonic dmcgf2ceb, panasonic dmcgf2cebr, panasonic dmcgf2webr
Barcodes 00885170033528, 00885170033535, 00885170033542, 00885170033559, 00885170033603, 00885170033610, 05025232609024, 05025232609031, 05025232609048, 05025232609055, 05025232609130, 05025232609147, 05025232609154, 05025232609161, 05025232609178, 05025232609208, 05025232609246, 05025232609338, 05025232609345, 05025232609352, 05025232609369, 05025232609376, 05025232609390, 05025232609406, 05025232617760, 08851700335280, 08851700335358, 08851700335594, 08851700336034

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