Summary Panasonic DMC-G2

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-42mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 41
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-G2 with the DMC-G3.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 announced May, 2011
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
True resolution Higher true resolution

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  • 720p HD
  • Low light
  • Autofocus


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The Panasonic DMC-G2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
1000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Panasonic DMC-G2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.2 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
423 ms shutter lag
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size 124x90x74 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
493 ISO
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.6 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
March, 2010
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Avatar for stevelink stevelink (1:09 AM, March 20, 2010)
The Lumix G2 looks impressive! The real test is how does its image quality compare to that of the Lumix GF1, wth the older Venus HD Engine.