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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Panasonic Lumix GF2 Reviewed by Digital Camera Resource Page

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/p.../dmc_gf2-review

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (priced from $499) is a compact interchangeable lens camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds standard. It's the follow-up to the popular DMC-GF1 (a camera I own myself), offering a smaller body, touchscreen LCD, faster performance, Full HD movie recording, support for Panasonic's 3D lens, and more. That's on top of its 12 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, beautiful 3-inch LCD with a well-implemented live view feature, a do-everything Intelligent Auto mode, and plethora of optional extras."

Here's another review of the GF2, which is strictly-speaking not quite a follow-up to the GF2. Panasonic really should have given in a different model number. Perhaps this is just the stop-gap reaction to the smaller Sony NEX cameras while Panasonic designs something new that is even smaller than the GF2. Regardless, I still think in many ways, this is better than the NEX cameras because of the larger lens system that Olympus and Panasonic have built up. Unfortunately, it looks like that tiny 14mm f/2.5 isn't quite so hot...


Friday, November 19, 2010

Panasonic GF2 Reviewed by PhotographyBLOG

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.photographyblog.com/revi...dmc_gf2_review/

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is the World’s smallest and lightest compact system camera with a built-in flash. Replacing the popular GF1 model, the new GF2 is is 19% smaller in size and 7% less in weight than its predecessor, thanks largely to the introduction of a touch-control interface via the 3 inch 460,000-dot LCD screen. The DMC-GF2 also offers full HD movies at 1920 x 1080 at 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) in AVCHD format with stereo sound, a new Graphic User Interface, a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, Venus Engine FHD image processor, expanded ISO range of 100-6400, a built-in pop-up flash and Dust Reduction system."

Well, the camera may not have shipped yet, but here's a review of the Panasonic GF2. PhotographyBLOG concedes that it is not quite the replacement for the GF1, but it offers much to shooters looking to upgrade from small-sensor compact cameras, and at a lower price than the GF1's launch price. I prefer to keep my external controls, so the GF2 is even less appealing to the GF1 for me. However I can see it will appeal to the more casual shooters with its slightly smaller size, the 1080p video, and the touch screen controls. The interesting thing is how Panasonic is using the 14mm f/2.5 lens in the promo shots; the smaller lens certainly makes the camera look smaller, but, like the NEX cameras, I wonder how many people will still be interested once a bigger lens with greater telephoto reach (consumers love telephoto lenses) is used.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Panasonic Lumix GF2 Announced

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:45 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1011/1...anasonicgf2.asp

"Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF2 Micro Four Thirds camera. A simplified version of the company's GF1, it inherits the same flat-body design but with revised control layout and touch-screen control. It is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor but with a more powerful processor than its predecessor, allowing AVCHD video recording of 1080i60 movies from 1080p30 capture."

So, I get busy for a few days and Panasonic decides to throw a little surprise. The GF2 gains a few things, notably 1080 HD videos, as well as a smaller size, but loses some buttons, the ability to use a remote cable, and a few flash options. Oh, and you'll need to buy a smaller battery as well. Mind, you lose a few milimetres on each side. Not quite seeing the benefits here! The camera will be available in January 2011, with a 14/2.5 kit or 14-42/3.5-5.6 IS kit, and no word on pricing. DPReview has one of their previews, so check out the link.

EDIT: Engadget has posted their hands-on preview, so have a read if you're interested in another angle.


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