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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the memory and exposure get less positive reviews.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, size

battery, viewfinder, exposure, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and durability. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the low light performance and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, durability, size

viewfinder, energy, low-light

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and lens are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the battery and screen are different.

performance, portability, usability, lens, image quality

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Some have doubts about the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Westlake and Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 might be the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market, but it's not the best compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy.

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.

There are dedicated buttons for two of the GF2's stand-out features. First is the iA button: Tapping this puts the camera into fully automatic still image mode. If you're ever confused or lost in the menus, just tap it and you can start shooting in...

Feb, 2011

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

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

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...

The GF1 didn’t just count the SlashGear team among its admirers; in fact it was one of the most loved Micro Four Thirds models around. That leaves the LUMIX GF2 with plenty to live up to. Panasonic has clearly decided to shift the GF2’s positioning to...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is the World's smallest and lightest compact system camera with a built-in flash. Replacing the popular GF1 model, the new GF2 is is 19% smaller in size and 7% less in weight than its predecessor, thanks largely to the...

The appeal of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is definitely in the eye of the beholder, more so than most cameras that we've reviewed recently. While current GF1 owners will most likely bemoan the simplification of the control system in favour of a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Lumix DMC-GF2

 

(priced from $499) is a compact interchangeable lens camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds standard. It's the follow-up to the popular DMC-GF1 (a camera I own myself), offering a smaller body, touchscreen LCD, faster performance, Full HD movie...

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Compact and well-built rangefinder-style body ; 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor visibility ; Well-implemented touch features include touch AF / touch shutter / customizable...

Tends to underexpose a little; highlight clipping can be an issue ; Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; Strong vignetting and some corner blurring on F2.5, 14 mm kit lens ; Lots of features removed from GF1, including a physical mode...

In conclusion, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a good choice for those looking for an interchangeable lens camera (though I'd pass on the 14 mm lens). It offers very good photo quality, an easy-to-use interface, Full HD movie recording -- all in a body...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-GF2

 

Panasonic goes even further in shrinking its latest Micro Four Thirds model

Much improved noise scores; Very good sharpness

Both due to heavy in-camera processing; Some may miss the physical controls

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...

Mar, 2011

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