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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

$429.95
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 12.1 megapixel 16 times zoom factor digital camera
SLR 12.1MP 16x Live MOS Jan 2011
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 number 446 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, product quality and is a good size.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Has an HDMI port
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 112mm wide and 67.81mm tall. It is 32.76mm deep and weighs 265g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 front dimensions

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

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

The editors of two additional expert review sites both said that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Parentesis.com and Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

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

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 53 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

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Excellent User Reviews

Lumix DMC-GF2 owners on average rated this digital camera as brilliant. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 concluded that it was easy to use and four customers mentioned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

  • It's well built, easy to use and it can take sharp…
  • It feels good to use…
  • Its build quality and handling make it a pleasure to u…
  • This camera's strong points are the small size and excellent build quality, which make this camera a joy to use when travelling…
  • Fortunately you don't need it that much as the menus are quite clear…
  • Easy to use touch screen although in sunlight a little difficult to see image on screen…
    Ken (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Whether using automatic, semi-automatic, or full manual settings…
    James (Amazon) - January 2015
  • The menus are really easy to get around…
  • The touch screen interface is very intuitive and can be learned quickly…
    AM (Amazon) - March 2011
  • All manual controls are available via the screen interface easily, if you want…
    AM (Amazon) - March 2011

Panasonic Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 considered that it was compact.

  • It's extremely nimble and compact…
  • It's incredibly compact for a camera that offers a range of lenses…
  • 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
  • A camera that until just a few months ago was a worthy competitor in the compact system camera market…
  • Have only ever used a compact…
    Steve (Amazon) - April 2012
  • The size of the body is bigger than that of a compact.
    Rossy! (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Compact size big on features…
    Ken (Amazon) - October 2011
  • Wanted something of relatively small proportions that would produce better images than your average compact camera…
  • Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo…
    Costas (Amazon) - October 2011

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four people who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens and three people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three customers agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera considered 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 has a very nice vintage feel to it, albeit with all the trappings of modern technology…
    Rossy! (Amazon) - September 2011
  • Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob…
    AM (Amazon) - March 2011
  • It was a pretty decent kit at the time.
  • The video at its highest quality was pretty decent, though the format didn't work for many devices unless the quality was lowered…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners considered that the product was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who bought it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers thought it had a good screen.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other cameras. We checked 417 cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 265 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

At 16 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras also support direct printing.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support video resolutions of 848 x 480 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1600 x 1064. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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3D

The Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 4.2 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the higher magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2011.


Product Identifiers

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