Also, see our comparison images below. The GF2 comes in a choice of colors depending on market out of black, red, silver, white and pink , and for buyers of the red and black versions the 14mm lens sports a black as opposed to steel grey barrel. Panasonic told us that the GF2’s flash mechanism has been redesigned to make it more simple. In some respects, the GF2’s touch panel is great, making for a really smooth experience. Submit a News Tip! This camera brings a new meaning to “shoot from the hip”, a mantra obeyed by lomographers everywhere.

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Small size of GF-2, even with the bigger zooms, means it fits in a small kit. As Sony has proven with its NEX series, that can be a very desirable selling point.

Trade In Your Gear for Cash. For weeks, we’ve been getting hammered with the question “Will Chris and Jordan continue their tradition of doing a Best and Worst year-end episode? I found it easy to shoot one-handed with the 14mm lens, but longer lenses will likely require two hands; naturally zooms are mechanical, so you’ll need that second hand anyway.

Fast autofocus means not only getting closer to the moment you want, but also quicker followup shots so you can capture multiple moments without thinking about it. Autofocus speeds are very good for a compact system camera, and since autofocus is possible during Full HD video capture, you can safely leave your camcorder at home.

Much of the control simplification comes thanks to the addition of a touchscreen on the GF2, which we’ve detailed in the table above. By gently holding back the flash mechanism, you can mimic bounce flash, although with limited utility; see text for the details.

ISO 3, shots are a bit rough at 11×14 inches, with mottled shadows, and darker reds. Most shots of the kids were well-defined from the background, but that background tended to curve up rapidly behind them to my perception. In some circumstances, though — especially macro shots where the camera has a tendency to blow the exposure — this unintended bounce trick can make for a noticeably better result, sometimes vastly so.


Still, I’m glad I have some photos of the kids playing in 3D, because someday the technology may be as ubiquitous as the once-futuristic flat lmuix are today.

Panasonic GF2 Review

Smallest, Lightest System Camera Smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera. Publisher Dave who’s notoriously sensitive to motion sickness also reported some queasiness when viewing 3-D images. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy.

As well as controlling menus and accessing soft keys, the touch panel can be used to indicate the subject on which the camera should focus and set exposure, and to trip the shutter release. Other design cues include lumiz continuation of the pop-up flash that lumi over the frame of the camera, though only about halfway over the 14mm pancake lens which is razor thin itself.

Step zoom When you operate the zoom, the zoom will stop at positions corresponding to predetermined distances. AF Tracking System The fast contrast AF focus system has an AF tracking function that makes it easy to take photos of moving subjects by automatically keeping the focus on your subject.

The result is what you’d expect to see if you reduced gt2 size of the outer body of the GF1 in a computer aided design program, then noted and removed the components that no longer fit inside the new skin without completely redesigning the other internal components. Compared to the more aggressively styled Sony NEX-5, though, the comparison still falls more clearly lmix Sony’s fg2. The images were realistic enough that I found myself shifting my head to see if I could see more of a scene by moving to peek around a real opening into 3D space.


Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds. Both of those lenses are in the region of 3.

Shot at a rate of This item doesn’t belong on this page. Well, there’s a menu item called Record area, that lets you select between the aspect ratio you’ve set for your movies–which would usually be The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.

The metal D-rings on luimx E-P1 and several other recent digital SLRs are unsuitable for video, because they can make noise that gets picked up by the camera’s microphone. I slipped the Olympus FL flash into the hot shoe to good effect.

Its body is smaller in every dimension than its predecessor’s, making it very nearly as petite as the Sony NEX The surprising ease with which she was able to share her photos across platforms using Google Photos makes it her pick.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 12.1MP Digital Camera – Black (Body Only)

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In our testing, we did note stronger levels of noise reduction, but found that these were at the expense of image detail. While the change to a two-channel mic might ggf2 good on paper, the lack of spacing between the microphone channels — and the fact that they don’t face toward the subject — conspires to rob the GF2’s video of much stereo effect. I was surprised that you could still see 3D fairly well as much as 45 degrees off-axis, unlike the passive 3D glasses I’ve used in the past.