Panasonic DMC-G2 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 specifications
|Price (with 14-42 mm kit lens)||• US: $ 799
• UK: £ 550
|Sensor|| 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
13.1 million total pixels
12.1 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
|Image sizes*|| 4000 x 3000 (4:3)
• 2816 x 2112 (4:3)
• 2048 x 1536 (4:3)
4000 x 2672 (3:2)
• 2816 x 1880 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1360 (3:2)
4000 x 2248 (16:9)
• 2816 x 1584 (16:9)
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
• 2992 x 2992 (1:1)*
• 2112 x 2112 (1:1)*
• 1504 x 1504 (1:1)*
|Image sizes (Motion)**||• AVCHD Lite:*
1280 x 720, 60p (from 30fps sensor output)*
1280 x 720, 50p (from 25 fps sensor output)*
• Motion JPEG:
1280 x 720 (30fps)
848 x 480 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
320 x 240 (30fps)
|Aspect ratios*|| 4:3
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG Standard
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Standard
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine
|File formats (Movie)**||• AVCHD Lite*
• QuickTime Motion JPEG
|Lenses||• Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
• Four Thirds mount lenses via adapter (DMW-MA1PP)
Autofocus available with most lenses (see here for more details)
|Focus modes**||• Auto Focus (Contrast AF system)
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
• 23-Area-Focusing/1 Area Focusing
• Touch AF/MF Assist (5x, 10x)**
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||Optical Image Stabilization|
|Extended optical zoom||Yes|
|Digital zoom|| Up to 4x|
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Soft Skin
• Soft Skin
• Night Portrait
• Night Scenery
• Baby 1
• Baby 2
• Peripheral Defocus
|Scene modes (movie)*||Portrait
• Soft Skin
• Intelligent ISO
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400*
|ISO steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Metering range||0 to 18 EV|
|Metering modes||• Multiple-Weighted
|AE Lock||• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3, 5, 7 frames
• in 1/3 or 2/3
|Exposure compensation||• -3.0 to +3.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed*||• 60 -1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 4 mins*)
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|White balance||• Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 10000 K, 100K steps)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias)|
|WB Bracketing||• 3 shots
•+/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Color mode (Standard, Dynamic, Nature, Smooth, Vibrant, Nostalgic)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Noise reduction (5 levels)
• Monochrome (Standard, Dynamic, Smooth)
• My Film (2 memories/Multi Film)
|Drive modes*||• Single
• Continuous H (3.2 fps)
• Continuous M (2.6 fps) *
• Continuous L (2 fps)
|Continuous buffer||• 7 RAW images
• Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
• 10 sec, 3 images
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 11 (ISO 100, m)
• Sync modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe
• TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500 (Optional)
|Viewfinder*||• Electronic Viewfinder
• Color LCD Viewfinder
• Field of view 100%
• Eye point 14 mm at -1 dioptre
• Magnification 1.4x (equivalent to 0.7x on a 35mm camera / 50mm lens)
• Dioptre adjustment -4 to +4 dioptre
• 1,440,000 dots
• Field Sequential (RGB)
|LCD monitor*||• 3.0" TFT LCD monitor
• Multi-angle swing and tilt (180°swing, 180° swivel)*
• Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
• 460,000 dots
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto Power LCD (optional) adjusts brightness in bright light
• Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
|Playback functions **||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 16x)
• Thumbnail display (30,12)
• Slide show
• Title Edit*
• Text Stamp*
• Video Divide*
• Aspect Conversion
• Rotate Display
• Print Set
• Face recognition Edit*
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Wired remote control DMW-RSL1 (optional)
|Print compliance||• PictBridge
|Storage*||SD / SDHC / SDXC*|
|Power||• 1250 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger / AC adapter
|Dimensions||124 mm x 84 mm x 74 mm (4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 in )|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 371 g *|
|Weight (camera body, card and battery)||Approx. 428 g *|
|Weight (inc supplied lens, card and battery)||Approx. 593 g (20.92 oz)*|
* Changed compared to the G10
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