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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Price: MYR 1750
Discontinued

Overview

  • 12.1MP Resolution Live MOS Sensor
  • 3" LCD Display W/460,000-Dot Resolution
  • Accepts Micro Four Thirds Lenses
  • Small, Light Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Accepts 3D Interchangeable Lens
  • Built-In Flash
  • Use Touch-Screen for Fast Operation
  • HD Video at 1920x1080
  • 8 Preset My Color Modes
  • Easy to Use With iA Function
  • Frequently Used Products

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    • 12.1MP Resolution Live MOS Sensor
    • 3″ LCD Display W/460,000-Dot Resolution
    • Accepts Micro Four Thirds Lenses
    • Small, Light Interchangeable Lens Camera
    • Accepts 3D Interchangeable Lens
    • Built-In Flash
    • Use Touch-Screen for Fast Operation
    • HD Video at 1920×1080
    • 8 Preset My Color Modes
    • Easy to Use With iA Function

    Looking for a camera that’s smaller and lighter–and that still does everything the big boys do? Well, yeah, sure, but, c’mon, get real. Then, check out the Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Micro Four Thirds Camera (Body) from Panasonic, the smallest and lightest (at time of release) interchangeable lens camera.

    This Micro Four Thirds contender is 19% smaller and 7% lighter than its immediate predecessor, but still has a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor, is compatible with the full range of Micro Four Thirds lenses (including Panasonic’s 3D 12.5mm f/12 lens), has dazzling 1920 x 1080 HD video–in short, the speed and customization of an SLR camera in highly portable form.

    A bright 3″ 460,000-dot LCD display for composition and review can also be used as a touch-screen for making and changing settings like focus and exposure–a touch on a human face, for instance, switches to the portrait mode and a touch on the background or scenery switches to the scenery mode, while a touch on the subject close to the camera switches to the close-up mode.

    Despite its tiny size, the GF2 is packed with photo and video goodies. The My Color mode offers 7 preset imaging effects (such as Retro, Elegant, Cinema, Monochrome, Silhouette, etc.), and also allows users to customize color, brightness, and saturation on the fly. Using AVCHD Lite compression, the DMC-GF2 captures smooth 1080 HD video. The camera can also record HD video as a Motion JPEG file for drag-and-drop compatibility with many popular nonlinear editing systems. The body supports autofocus during video recording and Movie Program Mode allows for selective depth-of-field control.

    Additional features of the DMC-GF2 include a built-in pop-up flash, contrast detection autofocus, integrated dust reduction technology, and high ISO 6400 sensitivity.

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    Reviews

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review by DPReview.com

    Conclusion – Pros

    • Compact body with relatively large imaging sensor
    • Excellent build quality and handling
    • Easy-to-use interface that allows excellent level of camera control even to novices
    • Still one of the best-handling cameras in its class for enthusiasts
    • Well-implemented touch-screen controls, including touch focus point selection
    • Intelligent Auto mode includes both exposure compensation and background blur control (with live preview)
    • Superb fully-customisable quick menu
    • Fast and responsive operation
    • Excellent raw image quality at ISOs up to 800
    • 1080i video capability with built-in stereo microphone
    • Useful level of control in movie mode – including background defocus and touch pull-focus

    Conclusion – Cons

    • Uninspiring JPEGs mean Raw conversion needed to get best results
    • Auto White Balance can be too blue
    • Sensor is starting to show its age (in terms of noise/dynamic range)
    • Lack of flash exposure compensation means having to hope the camera gets it right
    • Using iAuto button as a Function button would be a huge benefit
    • No true manual movie control and no external microphone option

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    3 Jan 2012 DigitalMania Trading 1750 Official Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Mega O.I.S kit lens
    11 Jun 2011 DY Divine Sdn. Bhd. 2099 Official Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH kit lens
    11 Jun 2011 DY Divine Sdn. Bhd. 2099 Official Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Mega O.I.S kit lens
    11 Jun 2011 DY Divine Sdn. Bhd. 2499 Official Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Mega O.I.S and Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH twin kit lens
    27 Feb 2011 Shashinki 2598 Official Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Mega O.I.S and Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH twin kit lens