Summary Panasonic DMC-G2

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 14-42mm lens $900
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 37 Among similar cameras #n/a of 52
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Megapixels Help 12 MP Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Replacement

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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution

Compare the new Panasonic DMC-G3 vs the DMC-G2

Videos

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Francesco Manfredi  live concert -  Storie di latticini (The Place, Roma) - panasonic dmc-g2
  • AVCHD
  • 720p HD
  • Low light
  • Autofocus

Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-G2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
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

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-G2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.2 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Size Quite large Help
Prosumer size 124x90x74 mm
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Thickness Thick Help
2.9"
Weight Heavy Help
416 g
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
53.0
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.6 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
423 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
0
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
March, 2010
Lowest price Expensive Help
$899.99

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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.