Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Announced Nov 4, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

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.

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70%
dpreview score
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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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Jan 29, 2011)

The DMC-GF2 offers very good photo quality, snappy performance, a touchscreen LCD with a customizable interface, the best Auto mode on the planet, and Full HD video recording. The bad news is that it has issues with redeye, underexposure, and highlight clipping, and one of the available kit lenses isn't great, either. What's perhaps most frustrating is that several important features from the...

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Panasonic Lumix GF2 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Jan 17, 2011)

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 seems to have a lot of future-thinking in place. There's touchscreen, 3D compatibility and Micro Four Thirds boasts the largest selection of lenses compared to any other Compact System Camera manufacturer. The new slimmed-down body size is great, though not without its issues: why the physical mode dial has been removed is beyond us (please bring it back) and the 14mm...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review

The Lumix DMC-GF2 is Panasonic's second 'pocketable' compact to employ the Micro Four Thirds standard it co-developed with Olympus. Announced in November 2010, it's the successor to the popular Lumix GF1, and like that model packs a large sensor into a small body with a removeable lens mount. The most obvious difference between the Lumix GF2 and its predecessor is size: the new model is...

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