Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
84
Based on 44 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    19
  • Good:
    21
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Reliably good image quality up to ISO 800, usable up to ISO 3200, Accurate metering and focus, Good JPEG resolution (though stick to raw for best results), Fast and responsive in use, Good ergonomics all around, excellent build quality, nice handling, Tou
  • Interesting touchscreen implementation; 3-inch swivel LCD; more dedicated buttons for specific functions; good image quality.
  • Small size, Light weight, Electronic Viewfinder, Swivel Screen, Touch focus mode, Sharpness of images taken at low to moderate ISO sensitivities

Cons:

  • Out-of-camera JPEG color not as appealing as best competitors, New kit lens not as good as predecessor, ISO 6400 verging on the unusable, High ISO default noise reduction a bit too high, Dynamic range still not as good as best APS-C competitors, User inte
  • Not all options can be accessed through touchscreen; stagnant dSLR-like styling.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Photography School on

This camera in Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds series is highly desirable from a number of angles, not least of which is the touch screen system. And you can buy it in three body colours: black, red and blueThe test camera was supplied with the...

By Stuff.tv on 80

Fuss-free high-quality photography for noobs and vets alike...

By PC Authority on 67

We like the huge number of controls, but the Panasonic DMC-G2 is bulky and there’s better image quality elsewhere. Read our review...

By EISA on

One of the most exciting features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is its vari-angle 3-inch (3:2) touch-screen monitor, from which one can both take control of shooting settings and activate the shutter by touching the subject on-screen. The camera’s...

By Shutterbug on

The promise of Micro Four Thirds system cameras is that you get the light weight and portability of a smallish point-and-shoot camera with the lens interchangeability and functions of an advanced D-SLR. Panasonic goes one step further with the new...

By GadgetSpeak on 84

It was March when I had a chance to wander round the Focus show with a pre production version of this DSLR unit. Now in late autumn I finally get to look at the boxed version and to try all the G2 has to offer for...

By Photography Bay on

The Panasonic G2 is an excellent camera. Form, function and performance are rock solid with this Micro Four Thirds shooter. The AF speed, image quality and feature set rivals what the best of the entry-level DSLR crowd is offering right now.It has...

By Enticing the Light on

January 2009. That was the month the first micro-4/3 camera went on sale: The []. Its DSLR exterior belied the revolution within, for this was the first advanced digital camera to feature a large sensor but do away with the mirror-box and prism...

By LetsGoDigital on 84

Panasonic managed to be the center of attention with the Panasonic G1. The camera was received enthusiastically worldwide, and was especially praised for its general high quality. The expectations were thus a bit higher for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2....

By CamcorderInfo on

While the Panasonic G2's video mode is easy to use, it doesn't have that many manual controls or features. Instead of offering full aperture control, the camera implements a strange "peripheral defocus" option that is a simplified form of depth...

By DigitalCameraInfo on 90

Panasonic finally seems to be narrowing in on the optimal combination of performance, hardware, and price when it comes to their Micro Four Thirds lineup. The Panasonic G2 (MSRP $799.95) has an excellent articulated LCD panel, electronic viewfinder,...

By RegHardware on 85

The Panasonic DMC-G2 is one of the best all-rounders I have tried lately. The kit lens has no macro, yet I was still able to get in good and close. While the tele-photo end didn't get me too near, it’s certainly sufficient for non-wildlife...

By CNET Australia on 80

Panasonic adds a touchscreen and video recording to its latest interchangeable lens camera, which mostly comes up...

By PC Pro on 83

A highly capable camera with a touchscreen and superb EVF, but image quality and build are a tad disappointing...

By CNET UK on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 takes great pictures, but this Micro Four Thirds camera's mass of features makes it complicated and often disorientating to...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Panasonic's G2 is a well-specified camera and the new kit lens is a great upgrade, but its image quality still can't match comparably priced DSLRs....

By Digital Photography Review on 72

It might well be a case of evolution, not revolution, but the G2 is a solid upgrade to an already accomplished camera that addresses the single biggest criticism aimed at its predecessor (the lack of video capture) and throws in some neat new...

By Macworld UK on 100

Updating the original G1 Micro Four Thirds digital compact and, like its predecessor, designed to ape the shape and control layout of a digital SLR, is the G2. Available in black, red or blue it too features a tactile thin rubber body coating that...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 adds a genuinely useful interactive touchscreen interface and high-definition movies to the already proven design of the G1, resulting in a fast, intuitive and fun DSLR-like experience in a light and compact package.The new...

By Photoxels on

Review Date: June 28, 2010 Photoxels Editor’s Choice 2010 – Compact DIL/DSLR This Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 adds...