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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 12 MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Touch-Screen LCD and 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens (White)

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  • 12.1-megapixel multi-aspect Live MOS Sensor; Micro Four Thirds format camera
  • Kit includes 14mm lens; capture high-quality photos in 3D with optional lens
  • Full HD video capability; Venus Engine FHD enables Intelligent Resolution technology
  • 3-inch free-angle touch-screen LCD; newly-designed Touch Q-menu allows focus to be set, or shutter released, with just a touch
  • Built-in flash; compact, lightweight design for ease of use and portability
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: DMC-GF2CW
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: MOS
  • Optical zoom: 1 x
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2: In-depth review by dpreview.com

Read the full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 preview at dpreview.com
Although resembling the GF1 with its compact, flat-body design, the GF2 has been re-targeted at point-and-shoot upgraders through the addition of a simplified touch-screen interface. It is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor but with a more powerful processor than its predecessor, allowing AVCHD video recording of 1080i movies from 1080p capture. Are these features enough to make it stand out in this competitive market? Read our full review to find out.

Read the full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 review at dpreview.com


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 2.7 x 4.4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004A8ZQJI
  • Item model number: DMC-GF2CW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,107 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 3, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Lumix DMC-GF2, the latest of Panasonic's DSL Micro (DSLM) compact mirrorless cameras, is Panasonic's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera--complete with a built-in flash. The Lumix GF2 is compatible with lenses from the Micro Four Thirds standard, meaning the system is small and compact, while not compromising ease of operation or image quality. Even more, the Lumix GF2 is compatible with Panasonic's new 3D interchangeable lens, the Lumix G 12.5mm / F12, so users can take 3D photos.

The Lumix GF2 is extremely easy to operate for photographers at any level, thanks to a newly-designed user interface, which allows for the focus to be set, or shutter released, by simply touching the large 3-inch touch-screen LCD. The touch-screen LCD with a 460,000-dot-resolution makes taking great photos intuitive. Once a user locks on a subject by touch, the Lumix GF2 tracks the subject with the AF tracking function, even if the subject moves--making it easy to take photos of moving subjects, like children playing. The contrast AF system adopted by the Lumix DMC-GF2 is not only accurate and easy to use, but also very fast. Users can choose from a wide range of AF (Auto Focus) modes, including multiple-area AF with up to 23 focus areas, 1-area AF with a selectable focus area, Face Detection, and AF Tracking.

The touch operation also dramatically shortens the time spent navigating the menus. With the Lumix GF2's newly-designed Touch Q-menu, the user can customize the camera's shortcuts with the most commonly used settings. Together with the simple button components, including dedicated buttons for video recording and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode which lights in-use, users can operate the camera intuitively with ease.

With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched. For example, a touch on a human face switches to the portrait mode and a touch on the background or scenery switches to the scenery mode, while a touch on the subject close to the camera switches to the close-up mode. With the MF assist mode for manual focusing, users can enlarge the subject by just a touch to select 1x, 5x or 10x and smoothly move the subject by dragging it on the screen. In iA mode and the Peripheral Defocus mode, the range of defocus can be adjusted by just moving the slider with a finger, something not possible with larger more complicated DSLR cameras that don't feature touch control.

While achieving breakthroughs in compactness of design and outstanding photo and video quality, the Panasonic Lumix GF2 can contribute its professional-level imaging performance to well-balanced engine and sensor technologies. For the image processor, the Venus Engine FHD is incorporated, featuring exceptionally high performance signal processing capabilities in both photo and movie recording. With the advanced noise reduction system employing the 3D NR and CNR (Chromatic Noise Reduction), users can capture clear, naturally-balanced images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels to help prevent the color bleeding.

Panasonic's Venus Engine FHD enables Intelligent Resolution technology, which means that three areas--outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation--are automatically detected. Then, the outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, noise reduction system is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel, resulting in images that are naturally clear and crisp in both video and photos. The 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the Lumix GF2 offers the best of both worlds--the superb image quality of a CCD sensor, plus the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor.

All of Panasonic's Lumix G-Series DSLM cameras are equipped with the highly-efficient Dust Reduction System. If dust gets inside the camera when the user changes lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in photos. The Dust Reduction System helps to reduce this risk by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles.

The Lumix GF2 shoots professional-quality full High Definition (HD) videos as well as handling still photography. The Lumix GF2 can record 1920 x 1080 videos at 60i or smooth HD 1280 x 720 movies at 60p in AVCHD. For those looking for better compatibility with computers, the Lumix GF2 can also record HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 and QVGA, VGA and WVGA. A dedicated video record button makes it easy to start shooting videos, and high quality sound is recorded with the stereo microphone for Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Panasonic's iA mode extends to video recording, with the following features: Face Detection, Intelligent D-range Control and Intelligent Scene Selector.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 is artistic not only in form, but also in function, as it provides an array of features that lets users capture true-to-life images while also creating their own expressive, beautiful images. The Lumix GF2 features My Color mode which is integrated with the conventional Film mode. My Color mode offers a total of eight preset effects--Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Cinema, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, Silhouette, plus Custom mode, which lets users manually set the color, brightness, saturation and contrast levels. Also, with the Full-time Live View function, users can see how these settings will affect the images before they shoot, which makes it easier to capture the exact effect desired. The Lumix GF2 has 17 Scene modes, most which can be used during video shooting, too. The exposure meter can be displayed in the P/A/S/M shooting modes for entry-level users to visually learn the correlation between shutter speed and aperture to enhance their photography skills.

Product Description

The LUMIX GF2 is Panasonics signature DSL Micro Compact system camera in its mirrorless line-up. It's the smallest and lightest model offered by Panasonic, while still offering the superb image quality expected from LUMIX. Comparing to the GF1, its predecessor, the GF2 has been reduced approximately 19% in size and approximately 7% in weight yet is still retains its signature built-in flash and all metal body.

The GF2 has been "future-proofed" with its support for 3D shooting while not compromising ease of operation or image quality. 3D shooting can now be easily accomplished with the addition of Panasonic's new 3D interchangeable lens (LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12). Images can be printed in 2D or 3D and can be easily displayed on Viera 3D TVs for in home enjoyment. (MPO 3D file format can be displayed on most 3D compatible TV brands) Intuitively Easy with a 3.0 Touch Controlled LCD Newly-designed Touch Q-menu for Quick Menu Navigation Intelligent Auto Quick Access Button Venus Engine FHD image Processing Highly-efficient Dust Reduction System Creativity Controls bring out your Creative SideSpecifications Camera Type - Digital interchangeable lens system camera Image Sensor - Type - 17.3 x 13.0 mm, Live MOS Sensor Mount - Micro Four Thirds mount Dust Reduction System - Supersonic wave filter LCD Monitor - 3.0 TFT LCD with Touch panel 460K dots Live View - Still image - Max. 2x, Motion images - 3.1x & 4.2x Microphone - Stereo Flash - TTL Built-in Flash GN6.0 Hot shoe - TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional) Speaker - Monaural Recording Media - SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card Still Image Size - Up to [16 - 9] 4000x2248(L); [4 - 3] 4000x3000(L) Video Mode - Up to AVCHD - [Full HD] 1920 1080, 60i; Motion JPEG - 1280x720 pixels 30fps Formats - Imag

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniela on March 27, 2012
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This is a great camera. I only recommend it to photographers with some experience otherwise your not going to enjoy the fun capabilities. If you have a DSLR camera, great, this his will be the next biggest thing you have in your arsenal because you will want to take this everywhere with you, being so compact. As a result you will most likely take more photographs with it.

The fact that this camera is more affordable I now own way more lens than I could with a DSLR and I love it! There are some trade offs like image size but they are practically not an issue.

I actually had this camera (in black) and it was stolen from me, it was insured thankfully and I got a new one (in white) and I love it even more.
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