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Panasonic Lumix GF2 review

Panasonic has slimmed down its smallest compact system camera even further with the introduction of the 12.2 million pixel Lumix GF2

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Here is a quick look at some of the Panasonic GF2's main rivals and how it stacks up.

Olympus Pen EP-2
Price: £750

This 12.1 megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera has classic styling and exceptional build quality, but at a price.

Our score: Awaiting testing

Samsung NX10
Price: £450

Includes a 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor, a built in electronic viewfinder and a three inch AMOLED display.

Our score: 4/5

Read TechRadar's Samsung NX10 review

Sony NEX-5
Price: £500

Sony's 14.2 megapixel NEX-5 is currently the most compact interchangeable lens camera to house an APS-C sensor.

Our score: 4/5

Read TechRadar's Sony NEX-5 review

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix GF
ColourBlack
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Face Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)265 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Minimum Focus Distance180 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution13.1 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height67.8 mm
Width112.8 mm
Depth32.8 mm
Autofocus Points23
Product SeriesGF
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GF2
Product NameLumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-GF2CEB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-GF2 is the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with built-in flash, featuring a touch-screen operation. While shooting, you can operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch. While playing back, you can quickly select an image to view by scrolling images. In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, 7 detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimize your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful images every time.

Battery Life320 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera
  • LUMIX G 14mm/F2.5 ASPH. Lens
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover / AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone