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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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33 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

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

The experts at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that this MILC digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

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Good Expert Reviews

This MILC digital 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 the average user rating of this MILC digital camera is superb.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased the product thought it had a good screen. Flikmy mentioned in their review “The ability to pick the Auto focusing points on the screen does come useful” and rated it 5 stars. Ken rated the product as excellent and he wrote five years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good viewfinder. Ken mentioned on Amazon “There is a viewfinder available.”.

One person who purchased this digital camera thought it was mirrorless. Five years ago expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “If you’re passionate for a mirrorless, interchangeable lens digicam, this Micro Four Thirds model may be your opportunity”.

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Good Video Capture

Sixteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Cj wrote “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” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. James wrote on Amazon “Still to this day, I am pleased with my purchase because it captures great photos and decent video”. Five years ago Mr. P. J. R. Lewis wrote on Amazon “You can take 1080 Full HD video with this camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners who bought the product considered that it had a good lens. J. Amos wrote “Feel is excellent (although the lens feels a little too plasticky (although looks great from a distance))”. Jaz (cloud Child) gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 4 stars and said a few weeks ago “Lens could be better” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Martin Norbäck mentioned “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”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good autofocus. Alibee scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The metering and focusing seem to be spot on”. Am mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 on Amazon “The capability to indicated by touching on the screen the object to set the focus is just great”. Am also said “Focusing is fast”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was able to produce good images. Five years ago Alibee mentioned on Amazon “The images are bright and crisp”. Colinw rated the product 5 stars and wrote “I basically cannot fault the Lumix, its a great camera and produces very acceptable images” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. Costas wrote “Compact, professional (or semi- if you prefer), with excellent photo and video quality” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

A few people agreed that this digital camera had a good image sensor. C. Homer 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”. Five years ago Cj mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “I liked the fact the sensor was bigger than the compacts”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture stunning shots”.

One person considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 had a good picture resolution. Martin Norb he said “It is the perfect lens for casual shooting so if you're only getting one lens, I recommend that”.

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Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was well made. Alan Ross mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It is a nice colour well put together and the lens are interchangable” in his review. Am mentioned “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”. Les's Top 20 said on Amazon “The build quality of the camera is very solid and everything is of a high quality” in their review.

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable.

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Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Am gave the product a very good rating and said in their review of this digital camera “Perhaps even faster, than the old style manual mode selection knob”. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “It was a pretty decent kit at the time.” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. 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”.

A few customers considered that it was neat. S. rated the product as very good and wrote “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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who bought it thought it was a good design. Ken mentioned on Amazon “I prefer the design of this one anyway” in his review. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Mudya Faisal said on Amazon “The auto focus is very smooth” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was retro. Steve said on Amazon “The full SLR cases are too big! The retro leather cases are quirky”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer considered that it was ergonomic. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “Does all this techno wizardry push good old standard ergonomics a bit too far out the window? Pocket-lint’s Panasonic Lu”.

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Good Size

Fifty-three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners said in their reviews that the product was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I think I was expecting more given the lenses are LeicaIt is a bit inbetween, too big to be a compact” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Ccutter44 said “The GF2 is simply a normal compact camera with a detachable lens, which allows you to use other lens's” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Cj said “I was looking for a replacement compact camera when my IXUS died” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

A number of customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 agreed that it was a good body shape. Mr R wrote “The build of the body is good.” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 but he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Rossy! gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The build quality of the camera body is fantastic - it has a firm feel to it”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Adam Parsons #1 mentioned “Lightweight, sharp as a tack using old FD 50mm lenses”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Slimmer and lighter than the GF1” in their review yet they gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a score of 60 out of 100.

One person who bought it concluded that it was a squeeze to fit in.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Alibee gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The build quality is excellent and 12 mega-pixel images are plenty big enough for all my needs”. Am wrote “Lenses) with you while looking for better quality than the typical point-and-shoot cameras” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 as excellent. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Top quality prints and HD Video as well” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Some customers concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Alan Ross wrote four years ago “About with enough control to keep a professional/amatuer happy” . Am rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “The touch screen interface is very intuitive and can be learned quickly” in their review of this digital camera. Jaz (cloud Child) rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “The menus were ok to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. C. Homer wrote on Amazon “The menus are really easy to get around” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Martin Norb rated this digital camera 5 stars and he said in his review “Fortunately you don't need it that much as the menus are quite clear”. Steve gave it an excellent review score and he said “In summary I feel this camera has enough settings to play with to keep the advanced amateur happy” in his review.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners reckoned that the product had a good interface. Am wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 “All manual controls are available via the screen interface easily, if you want”. Digitalversus.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Digital Versus five years ago “It's a consumer rather than an expert camera and has a nice touchscreen interface”. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Although it has a simple interface, its fea” .

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Costas said on Amazon “I chose it over the GF3, although I knew the touch screen isn't as sensitive, because it has more buttons for direct control and it is easier to hold” in their review. Five years ago expert website Pcworld.co.nz gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with build quality that’s well ahead of the NX100” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owner who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 considered that it had a touch sensitive screen. Five years ago Mr. P. J. R. Lewis wrote “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 and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Flash

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash. Cj wrote 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”. This month Jaz (cloud Child) wrote “The flash was ok mostly, I did feel it was too harsh at time”. Expert review site Cameragearguide.com wrote “A cleverly designed pop-up flash, serious appearance” in their review.

Good Support

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers concluded that this digital camera had good technical guidance. James said “Whether using automatic, semi-automatic, or full manual settings”. In December this year Jaz (cloud Child) said on Amazon “The manual setting etc were fine” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review. S. said in their review on Amazon five years ago “I have barely read the instruction book as I like to learn intuitively”.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Panasonic MILC cameras have good reviews as do all cameras produced by Panasonic.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Adam Parsons #1 said in his review of this digital camera “The battery life is excellent and I shot a whole day on one battery”. Adam Parsons #1 also said “Trying to find a deal that has an extra battery”.

Good Technical Features

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 owners said in their reviews that the product had good features. Ken said five years ago “Compact size big on features” and scored it 5 stars. Macworld.com said on expert website Mac World in the same month “Although the camera's touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features to the compact interchangeable-le” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said “It's amazing how Panasonic has squeezed more features like a touch-screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers concluded that this digital camera was noisy. Cj wrote in their review of this digital camera 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.”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Lumix DMC-GF2 supports video capability, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 which do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] is also worth considering.

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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 type and age.

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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 similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 also have a built-in flash.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar 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.

Alternative 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 the most frequently found camera shutter type on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.18 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 the closest focusing distances range from 0.05m to 0.3m.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 4s and the longest is 240s.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 140. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 100, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic 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 comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic camera also 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. MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF2 still image resolution(s)s range from 1024 x 768 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face tracking", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

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

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Cj said on Amazon “Amazing sharp results, fast continuous af, just disappointed no aperture control on movie mode” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review.

Poor Connectivity

One person who bought it reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. C. Homer wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 five years ago “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 Lumix DMC-GF2 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF2 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the NX[pl_2082510_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-GF2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GF2 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago have megapixels of between 2.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the lower megapixels amongst MILC cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported camera file system is RAW, but this camera file system is not supported by this 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 number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-GF2 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this Panasonic camera. The photo effectss Neutral and Skin tones are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 12MP and the most is 48MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 13.06 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 1,010 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF2. The average battery capacity of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF2 is 1,300mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst MILC cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF2 range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 6,400) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GF2 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include 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 camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly average weight (386.1 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF2.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GF2 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If this MILC digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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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
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
Height
Depth
Weight (imperial)
Width
Weight (including Battery)
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Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Battery Pack

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(89)

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

5 December 2011

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

10 August 2011

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

Ephotozine

15 July 2011

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

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

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User Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most Camera Review sites say 4 out of 5 stars for a camera at the time they reviewed it costing 599. For 289 and No tax for Utah Free Shipping This camera get a 6 out of 5 stars for that amazing deal
Small body, small lenses. Light and easy to carry around. I've own many cameras 4 full frame dSLR). Sometimes I just don't feel like logging them around. This will be my walk-around camera from now o
Nice screen, useful controls, touch focusdefocus, quick focus speed, can use legacy lens with adapters, Stereo mic, feels nice to hold
Better Pictures than a point and shoot
Fast from shot-to-shot
None for that kind of money. Sure the camera is only 8 out of 10 as good as the Sony nex series(based on picture quality of Sony being a 10) but its more that half the cost, If this camera came out at
Jpeg noise could be a problem, but just shoot raw and convert and you will be ok
No image stabilization in body. Bit heavy. No external shutter port. Included 14 42 lens seems to be a downgrade in quality from the 14 45 lens that came with G 1
Lasted 1 and 12 years and was babied. Used only occasionally, never dropped, no water damage, always put away
Less depth of field (by far) than Sony Nex
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Brochures and Manuals

+- 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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