Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[1]
Panasonic GF2.JPG
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 with the Panasonic 14 mm f/2.5 wide angle lens
Type Micro Four Thirds System
Sensor 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
Maximum resolution 4000×3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Lens Micro Four Thirds System mount
Flash Built-in-Flash, TTL, GN 6 equivalent (ISO100 · m)
Shutter focal-plane
Shutter speed range 60–1/4000 sec
Exposure metering 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Exposure modes Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, iAuto, SCN, Movie,Custom (2)
Metering modes Multiple-Weighted, Center-Weighted, Spot
Focus modes Auto Focus, Manual focus, Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area-Focusing/1 Area Focusing, Single or Continuous AF, AF detection range: EV 0–18 (f/3.5 lens, ISO 100), Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, MF Assist(5x, 10x)
Continuous shooting 7 RAW images, Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
Viewfinder Optional External Electronic Viewfinder LVF1 color display, 100% field of view, 0.52x (35mm equiv), 1.04x magnification, with 202K dots equivalent
ASA/ISO range ISO 100–6400
Rear LCD monitor 3.0" Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD; touch sensitive; wide angle view
Storage SD /SDHC /MMC
Battery 1010 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions 112.8 mm x 67.8 mm x 32.8 mm (4.44 x 2.67 x 1.29 inches)
Weight Approx. 265 g (9.3 oz) (camera body),
Approx. 365 g (12.9 oz) (incl. 14 mm lens, card and battery)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is the sixth camera in Panasonic's Lumix G-series, using the Micro Four Thirds System.

The main GF2 innovation is the inclusion of a touch sensitive rear LCD screen which can be used to control mode, focus and operation of the camera. The Panasonic DMC-GF2 uses the touch screen to provide mode selection, as such that there isn't a mode dial on the camera. Features including zoom and focus are controlled via the 3-inch touchscreen at the rear of the unit or by manual zoom and focus on the lens.[2]

The GF-2 was offered in four variations, GF2 (body only); GF2C (body + 14 mm f/2.5 wide angle lens); GF2K (body + 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens; and GF2W (body + both 14mm and 14–42 mm lenses). Available colors were black (suffix K); silver (suffix S); white (suffix W); red (suffix R) and pink (suffix P).

Features[edit]

Comparaison of GF2, GX7 and GX1.


Firmware updates[edit]

Panasonic Releases[edit]

Panasonic has announced the following firmware update[3]

See also[edit]

Micro Four Thirds Camera introduction roadmap[edit]

Item Model Sensor Electronic View Finder (EVF) Announced
1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effective) EVF; 1.4x magnification; 1.44M dots 2008, October [4]
2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 14.0 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2009, April [5]
3 Olympus PEN E-P1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) optional hotshoe optical VF-1; 65 degree AOV 2009, July [6]
4 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF LVF1; 1.04x mag; 202K dots 2009, September [7]
5 Olympus PEN E-P2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2009, November [8]
6 Olympus PEN E-PL1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, February [9]
7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.04x magnification; 202K dots 2010, March [10]
8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, March [11]
9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 18.3 mp (16.0 mp effect) EVF; 1.42x mag; 1.53M dots 2010, September [12]
10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF; 1.04x mag; 202K dots 2010, November [13]
11 Olympus PEN E-PL1s 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, November [14]
12 Olympus PEN E-PL2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, January [15]
13 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 4:3 / 16.6 mp (15.8 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, May [16]
14 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) N/A 2011, June [17]
15 Olympus PEN E-P3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[18]
16 Olympus PEN E-PL3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[19]
17 Olympus PEN E-PM1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[20]
18 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 4:3 / 16.6 mp (16.0 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF LVF2; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, November[21]
19 Olympus OM-D E-M5 4:3 / 16.9 mp (16.1 mp effect)[22] EVF; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2012, February[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panasonic GF2 Specifications". Panasonic.net. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  2. ^ http://vr-zone.com/articles/panasonic-singapore-launches-lumix-dmc-gf2-micro-four-thirds-camera/10787.html
  3. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/x_lens.html#firmware
  4. ^ http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prModelDetail?storeId=11301&catalogId=13251&itemId=292233
  5. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/gh1.html#1
  6. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/0906/09061601olympusep1.asp
  7. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/dmc_gf1.html#1
  8. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/0911/09110501olympusep2.asp
  9. ^ "Olympus unveils the affordable Pen". Digital Photography Review. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  10. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/g2g10.html#2
  11. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/g2g10.html#1
  12. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/gh2.html
  13. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/gf2.html
  14. ^ http://olympus-imaging.jp/product/dslr/epl1s/index.html
  15. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/1101/11010622olympusepl2.asp
  16. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/g3.html
  17. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/pressrelease/gf3.html
  18. ^ http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2011a/nr110630ep3e.html
  19. ^ http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2011a/nr110630epl3e.html
  20. ^ http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2011a/nr110630epm1e.html
  21. ^ http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx1/index.html
  22. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/08/Olympus_OM-D_E-M5_announced
  23. ^ http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2012a/nr120208em5e.html

External links[edit]

Media related to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Panasonic Micro Four Thirds System cameras
November 2008–present
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3