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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and lens. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the color and battery, and the image stabilizer and exposure get critical reviews.

portability, performance, usability, lens, responsiveness

features, low-light, viewfinder, exposure, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 352 reviews)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2C

 

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 groundbreaking features to the compact...

Fast autofocus ; Touch-focus controls for video and stills ; Very small for an interchangeable-lens camera

Underexposed images in Auto mode ; Touchscreen is ineffective for some controls

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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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Camera Review

 

The Panasonic GF2 is one of the most hotly anticipated Micro Four-Thirds cameras to hit the market since the format's inception in 2008. Fans of the well-received Panasonic GF1 have been eagerly awaiting Panasonic's update, but the GF2 is largely a...

The instant the Panasonic GF1 hit the market it seemed that people began anticipating the GF2's release. What would Panasonic change? How would they improve one of the most popular cameras in their model line? Instead of a sequel to the GF1, the GF2 is...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (with 14mm lens, White)

 

There's so much to like about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 that the few, unfortunately serious, flaws with the camera seem to loom as even larger detractions. On the upside, it preserves much of the really nice design characteristics of the GF1,...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 delivers excellent performance for its class, in a relatively compact, comfortable design with a streamlined, usable touch-screen interface implementation

Panasonic's JPEG processing remains subpar for this class of camera, and the GF2's inability to lock the focus area from accidental screen presses--a flaw of all the company's touch-screen ILCs--remains a huge point of frustration. It also has a...

Though we still really like Panasonic's GF series, there are several trade-offs to take into account before you buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Its raw-format images look extremely good, but JPEG shooters looking for best-possible photo quality may...

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Panasonic DMC-GF2 Review

 

Panasonic unveiled its first compact-body 'rangefinder-like' Micro Four Thirds camera in September 2009, in the shape of the DMC-GF1. This quickly gained a following as arguably the best 'enthusiast' camera of its type, with its solid feature set, fast...

Compact body with relatively large imaging sensor ; Excellent build quality and handling ; Easy-to-use interface that allows excellent level of camera control even to novices ; Still one of the best-handling cameras in its class for enthusiasts ;...

Uninspiring JPEGs mean Raw conversion needed to get best results ; Auto White Balance can be too blue ; Sensor is starting to show its age (in terms of noise/dynamic range) ; Lack of flash exposure compensation means having to hope the camera gets it...

The GF2 sees Panasonic packing a lot of approachable creative control into a compact package, with one of the best-implemented touchscreens we've ever seen on a camera. It's fast and responsive with excellent raw image quality, but the jpeg output is...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

 

Panasonic's LUMIX GF1 worked its way into the kit-bags of several on the SlashGear team, charmed by its compact size and solid picture and video quality. Now the Micro Four Thirds camera has a successor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2, packing the same...

GF1 users, then, are unlikely to see the GF2 as a sensible upgrade path, but for those looking to step away from compact cameras Panasonic have created a very legitimate option. While we’d hope such users would at least occasionally stray from the...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Preview

 

Panasonic has rolled out yet another G-series model for 2010, with the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GF2. Replacing the popular DMC-GF1 of late, the GF2 boasts some appealing new upgrades, while still retaining a similar form factor. These include a...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

 

Compact body and lens. Simple to use. Good image quality. Minimal shutter lag. Fast autofocus. Variety of HD video recording formats. Responsive touch screen. Stereo audio recording

Low-light performance isn't as good as some competitors. Image sensor is not true APS-C size. Proprietary USB port

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Panasonic Lumix GF2 DSLR Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

If you're looking to replace your dedicated video camcorder with the compact Panasonic GF2, you should probably think again. We like the GF2 for what it is, but the camera has a lot of the problems we commonly associate with video-capable DSLRs. Even...

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Panasonic DMC-GF2

 

Playing to their main strength over their single lens reflex brethren, compact system cameras -- otherwise known as mirrorless interchangeable lens, or single-lens direct view models -- have gotten quite a bit smaller since their debut a couple of...

Overall, I had a great time with the little Panasonic GF2. Although it doesn't quite catch up to that of Sony's aggressively styled NEX-5, the Panasonic GF2's new body is noticeably more compact than that of the GF1. It's extremely nimble and compact...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review | Neocamera

 

12 Megapixels Micro Four-Thirds SLD with HD video capture in compact body.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Live MOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:17.3 x 13.0 mm
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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