Summary Panasonic DMC-GF2

Prices Price
Body only
$177
With 14mm lens
$273
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 1
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 41
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 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-GF2 with the DMC-GF3.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 announced June, 2011
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter

Compare the new Panasonic DMC-GF3 vs the DMC-GF2

reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-GF2

"The GF2 sees Panasonic packing a lot of approachable creative control into a compact package, with one of the best-implemented touchscreens we've ever seen on a camera."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"The GF2 sits nicely in your hand , and despite its reduced size is comfortable to hold."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's feel
"Superb fully-customisable quick menu"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-GF2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
1000 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$177.00
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size Quite small Help
Mid size 113x68x33 mm
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

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-GF2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
506 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
54.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.2 fps
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
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
November, 2010
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

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Opusopusmathis (8:57 PM, January 28, 2012)
j'hésite entre le gf1 et le gf2 pour faire de la photo en rafale (skate-board)quel est le meilleur
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (0:26 AM, January 03, 2012)
I own the GF2... it has image stabilization in both still image AND video modes. Don't know what kind (Optical, sensor, digital, etc...) but there is one.