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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 12 MP Micro Four-Thirds Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Touch-Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lens (Black)
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- 12.1-megapixel multi-aspect Live MOS Sensor; Micro Four Thirds format camera
- Kit includes 14-42mm 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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Shipping Depth: 9.4 Shipping Height: 4.4 Shipping Width: 5.4 Master Pack Qty: 4 General Information Manufacturer: Panasonic Manufacturer Part Number: DMC-GF2KK Brand Name: Panasonic Product Line: Lumix Product Series: G Product Model: DMC-GF2 Product Name: Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera Marketing Information: The LUMIX GF2 is Panasonics signature DSL Micro Compact system camera in its mirrorless line-up, as it 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. Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Display & Graphics Screen Size: 3 Display Screen Type: LCD Touchscreen: Yes Display Resolution: 460000 Pixel Effective Camera Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel Total Camera Resolution: 13.1 Megapixel Image Sensor Type: Live MOS Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Image Formats: JPEG Image Formats: RAW Maximum Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 Video Video Formats: QuickTime Motion JPEG Maximum Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Maximum Frame Rate: 60 fps Lens Optical Zoom: 3x Wide Angle: No Focal Length: 14 mm to 42 mm (Lens 1) Image Stabilization: Optical Autofocus Points: 23 Focus Modes: Auto Focus Modes: Manual Minimum Focus Distance: 11.
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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: Optical Image Stabilizer, 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.
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The 12MP imager is much sharper than the 8MP in the EOS I was used to; and i always like the warm and vibrant color balance/tone of the Lumix processor. The pop-up flash is neat, and you can tug it to point it upward with you finger for bounce-flash (actually I learned this from an Olympus tech at a demonstration of the EPL2!) The 3-inch LCD is big and bright but if you have vision issue, manual focusing can still be a problem (same with any camera without a diopter-corrected viewfinder); but the Lumix electronic viewfinder may be helpful. The touch-screen is sensitive and menu selections are fairly intuitive (but i think the Sony NEX is even better in that department). The mechanical button to the right of the screen is well laid out and back up almost all the touch screen functions. There is, however, a tendency (especially when holding the camera with a heavier lens) to unintentionally press some of the buttons with your palm and pull up menus which then you have to get rid off before shooting - maybe a "lock-out" option to disable the mechanical buttons would be helpful (there is one to disable the touch screen, I think - but the manual is pretty skimpy on the options (i haven't checked the CDs that came with the kit to see if there is a more detailed digital version yet).
The camera is solidly built and the battery life is good (so far). The kit zoom is decent and versatile. All-in-all, the camera kit is a solid buy, especially @$499!
It's easy to transport and the all metal frame is awesome, but its paint is thin and I've put a few teeny scratches on the bottom from mounting and unmounting it from tripods and stuff. The screen is bright and very highly detailed (better then my smartphone) my only complaint about it...is its a little hard to press if you don't have nails (has a included crappy stylus..but any old stylus works)but it does work in humid environments and is less likely to be damaged over time so its a decent trade off in my own opinion.
as far as the software goes, I like the interface after getting used to it, and i'm rather quick with it now. If you use the color pallet profile you can also use multiple color and silhouettes as well as some other settings (I'm still learning) while shooting video which is a extremely awesome bonus as some full frame SLR's don't even offer that option. and its got more settings then you can shake a stick at in full out manual mode for taking photographs, although its not available in the video settings, it is a digital camera after all.. and what it may lack in video it more then makes up in photo lol
The flash as others have said is the best of the micro Four thirds small frame cameras across any brand in my opinion.. it's easily closed and open, as well as the fact you can hold it at any angle and pull off some spectacular lighting effects with it. Although it does seem delicate and i'd take tender loving care of it (the camera tells you to close the flash if you go to turn it off with it open)
Accessories are expensive for this camera though (as most any other camera of course) but some of the lumix lenses are 100$ more expensive then similar lenses on other ring styles.. but micro four thirds hasn't been around that long so down the road it'll drop off i'm sure.. and most everything that's 52mm fits the end of this camera's 14-42 aspheric lens so adapters and filters can be had on the cheap.
It takes spectacular video that can rival a full out HD video camera.. but... its sort of limited in some things. Theres no manual apature/brightness/contrast and the color controls are buried behind a few menus on the GUI... But even with those limitations i've already taken some beautiful video and i'd recommend if it your looking for a combination camera..that can do the best of both worlds on the fly 1080p@ 30fps. the dedicated video button is also extremely useful if you want to switch between taking video and photographs quickly.. though it took me a bit to memorize which button was video and which one was "i'm a idiot" iR mode.
If your looking for a new small frame compact SLR... I'd highly recommend this camera as it hasn't let me down yet and I've really stepped up my astrophotgraphy and regular photography with it. It shoots about 12.1MP but if you shoot steady it'll easily..print upwards of 24x29" photographs and not look grainy or pixelated. I guess I can't say enough about how impressed I am with this camera, I thought I "had" to use a full frame SLR to pull off some amazing photographs. But this GF2K will hang with Full frames twice its price and make a few accomplished photographers jealous along the way if you've got the eye of the tiger in your heart.
look up my name on youtube if you'd like to see example video!!
I'm not ready to give up the big Nikon completely, but I can see a lot of uses for this camera in all but the very most critical photographic situations.
This model actually has a flash hotshoe, something that is missing from the GF3 model. It doesn't have the ability to talk to my Canon flashes besides telling it to fire.