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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

We have collected and analyzed 97 expert reviews and 165 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Mar 9, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 1148596 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic DMC-G2 Review

 

(lens section by Andy Westlake, additional content by Richard Butler and Barnaby Britton).

Reliably good image quality up to ISO 800, usable up to ISO 3200 ; Accurate metering and focus ; Good JPEG resolution (though stick to raw for best results) ; Fast and responsive in use ; Good ergonomics all around, excellent build quality, nice...

Out-of-camera JPEG color not as appealing as best competitors ; New kit lens not as good as predecessor ; ISO 6400 verging on the unusable ; High ISO default noise reduction a bit too high ; Dynamic range still not as good as best APS-C competitors ;...

The G2 is very much the camera the G1 should have been. The addition of a decent HD movie mode, some cool touch-screen features and minor enhancements throughout turn an already good camera into a great one. Image quality is excellent (especially at...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 review

 

Panasonic may have been first company to market with its interchangeable-lens camera, but its early models made some missteps. Most notably, the relatively reasonably priced Lumix DMC-G1 lacked video capture capability; with this update, the Lumix...

Nice touch-screen implementation; articulated LCD; relatively fast; pretty good EVF.

Images a little noisier at midrange ISO sensitivities than they should be; too easy to accidentally move focus points with touch screen.

Although the photos look a hair noisier and overprocessed compared with many competitors, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 has a lot to recommend about it--including a flip-and-twist touch-screen and speedy performance.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Lumix DMC-G2 Preview

 

Panasonic has just announced the latest additions to their popular G-series line of mFT (micro Four Thirds) interchangeable lens cameras. The Lumix DMC-G2 replaces the DMC-G1, thier first ever EVIL camera, with many of the improvements we've seen on...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC G2 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Systemkamera Mit der Panasonic G1 konnte Panasonic viel Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen. Die Kamera wurde weltweit begeistert aufgenommen und vor allem für ihre allgemein hohe Qualität sehr gelobt. Die Messlatte für die Panasonic...

May, 2010

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC G2 review

 

When the Panasonic G1 made its entrance at the Photokina 2008 in Cologne, the competitors were standing around the camera in no time. The world's first system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds System was introduced by Panasonic. When we look back...

Panasonic managed to be the center of attention with the Panasonic G1. The camera was received enthusiastically worldwide, and was especially praised for its general high quality. The expectations were thus a bit higher for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2....

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic G2 DSLR Camera Review

 

The Panasonic G2 is a video-capable camera that feature's a Micro Four Thirds lens mount system. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't bring any new features to the video-capable DSLR market, and its 720p HD video recording left a lot to be desired.

Aug, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is a new Micro Four Thirds camera boasting a 3 inch articulated touchscreen LCD that provides touch-based functions like Touch AF/AE and Touch Shutter. Other key features of the G2 include a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor,...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 adds a genuinely useful interactive touchscreen interface and high-definition movies to the already proven design of the G1, resulting in a fast, intuitive and fun DSLR-like experience in a light and compact package. The new...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Panasonic's Lumix G2; Micro Four Thirds Compact System Camera

 

The promise of Micro Four Thirds system cameras is that you get the light weight and portability of a smallish point-and-shoot camera with the lens interchangeability and functions of an advanced D-SLR. Panasonic goes one step further with the new G2...

There are many "artsy" modes you can choose, including black and white (monochrome), and with its all-time Live View system the G2 lets you preview the results prior to making the shot. This shot was made at the 14mm focal length on the kit lens at ISO...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Misty Faucheux (brighthub.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Digital Camera Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix G2 is one of the latest releases from Panasonic, and it's already created some buzz, especially since it has a touchscreen. But, are these features worth the price? Learn more in this Panasonic Lumix digital camera review.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-G2

 

Slick hardware and impressive performance give a good name to the Micro Four Thirds format

Excellent color accuracy; Surprisingly solid sharpness; Useless image stabilization

Poor white balance

Panasonic finally seems to be narrowing in on the optimal combination of performance, hardware, and price when it comes to their Micro Four Thirds lineup. The Panasonic G2 (MSRP $799.95) has an excellent articulated LCD panel, electronic viewfinder,...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1250
Battery life (CIPA standard):360
Battery performance:1250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Requirements:110-240V AC

Camera

Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Trimming
Photo effects:Neutral
Playback zoom:16
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:Children, Close-up (macro), Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Children, Close-up (macro), Night, Night portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization, Suppressed

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face tracking
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.138 - 0.22 / 0.551 - 1.65
Optical Zoom:2

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / sd, sdhc, sdxc, xd
Internal memory:512

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:3.54 - 15.7
Aperture range (F-F):14 - 42 / 3.5 - 5.6
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:13.1
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/4000
Color Depth:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Digital SLR: Yes
Effective sensor resolution:13.1
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):3.54 - 15.7
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:14 - 42
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition\nSILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE\nQuickTime

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.1
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2048 x 1360,2048 x 1536,2112 x 2112,2816 x 1584,2816 x 1880,2816 x 2112,2992 x 2992,4000 x 2248,4000 x 2672 / 2992 x 2992
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:M-JPEG
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Magnification:1.4x / 0.7x / 1.4x/0.7x
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.91
Height:3.29
Weight:13.1
Width:4.88