Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2: Digital Photography Review (2024)

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Announced Nov 4, 2010 •

12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor

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Reviewed Feb 24, 2011

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Announced Nov 4, 2010

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a simplified version of the company's GF1, it inherits the same flat-body design but with revised control layout and touch-screen control. It is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor but with a more powerful processor than its predecessor, allowing AVCHD video recording of 1080i60 movies from 1080p30 capture. It is also compatible with the company's recently released 3D lens.

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Quick specs

Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 310 g (0.68 lb / 10.93 oz)
Dimensions 113 x 68 x 33 mm (4.45 x 2.68 x 1.3)
GPS None

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Our review

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 disappointing.

Good for: Upgraders from compact cameras looking for higher image quality and easy creative control

Not so good for: Users looking for excellent images straight out of the camera without having to use raw

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