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.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Lens mount||Micro 4/3 Lens Mount|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Min shutter speed||60 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|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″)|
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