What's the point of the new GF2?

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What's the point of the new GF2?
Nov 3, 2010

So if a GF2 + 14mm lens is about a LX5 in size . . . why would one pick the GF2?

The high ISO results of a G2 sensor are not that outstanding, compared to the already decent LX5. The LX5 has a faster lens and a wider lens, and of course has zoom.

Sure you can pop a 20mm 1.7 on it and get some nice shallow depth of field, but with a tiny tiny GF2 body, any larger lens would me awkward and unbalanced. (i.e., I try to imagine the upcoming Voightlander 0.95 25mm – not a pretty sight).

So, really, without a clear advantage over the LX5 what’s the point?

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