Summary Panasonic DMC-G2

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 19
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
True resolution Higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies

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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
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Battery life Above average battery life Help
390 shots
Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Startup delay Incredible startup delay Help
1000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Panasonic DMC-G2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
423 ms shutter lag
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (124×90×74 mm)
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.6 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
March 2010
Thickness Thick Help




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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
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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.