General

compared to recent mirrorless cameras
"It's certainly not a logical upgrade for current GF1 owners."
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Brand
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Panasonic
Lowest price
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$1,195.00
Announced
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September 2010
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Sensor

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 produced images of excellent quality."
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Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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2.1x
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Megapixels
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15.9 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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15.9 MP
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Native resolution
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4608 × 3456
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Pixel size
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14.1 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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460k dots
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Touch screen
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Yes
Flips out
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Yes
Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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108 lenses
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Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds

Form factor

"While you can still access most of the camera's main features via its remaining external controls, it is undoubtedly trickier than on the GF1."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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124×90×76 mm
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Depth
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3"
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Weight
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444 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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Digital
Viewfinder size
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Unknown
Coverage
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Unknown

Movies

"If you choose continuous auto-focus, areas of the video will be blurred before becoming sharp again as the camera tries to refocus."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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1080p @ 24fps
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Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
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External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 848 x 480 @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 60fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

compared to recent mirrorless cameras
"Optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lens"
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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Yes
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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1100 ms
Shutter lag
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273 ms
Battery life
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330 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
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Focus points
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23
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Cross type focus points
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0

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
Min
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60s
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Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

compared to recent mirrorless cameras
"It produces noise-free images at ISO 100 to 400, with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 800."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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60.0
Color depth
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21.2 bits
Dynamic range
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11.3 EV
Low light performance
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655 ISO