Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Review

Announced Mar 7, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The G2 is very much the camera the G1 should have been. The addition of a decent HD movie mode, some cool touchscreen features and minor enhancements throughout turn an already good camera into a great one. Image quality is excellent (especially at lower ISOs and when shooting raw), handling superb, and responsiveness impressive. A fun, functional, and friendly alternative to a traditional SLR, the G2 packs a powerful photographic punch too.

Good for

Anyone wanting SLR quality and compact camera ease of use. An easy to carry 'walkaround' camera.

Not so good for

Low light / high ISO work, sports action

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Panasonic Lumix G2 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Jun 2, 2010)

At first glance the Panasonic G2 may seem like a G1 with an HD Movie mode latched on - but it's oh so much more of a success than that. After getting to grips with the new touchscreen LCD it becomes apparent that both first-time and more advanced users can garner a lot from this system. The variety of lenses available to expand on the system puts current competitors in the shade, Panasonic's...

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DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (May 8, 2010)

The Lumix DMC-G2 takes all of the things that made the original G1 great, and adds touchscreen functionality to the LCD, a new image processor, HD video recording, and several more "Intelligent" features first seen on Panasonic's compact cameras. The DMC-G2 does have its share of issues, though, namely a tendency to underexpose and clip highlights, redeye, and an unremarkable burst mode....

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