Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
80
Based on 44 scores, 66 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Fast autofocus, Touchfocus controls for video and stills, Very small for an interchangeablelens camera.
  • Excellent build, Fast, responsive AF, “iA” offers some degree of control.
  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 delivers excellent performance for its class, in a relatively compact, comfortable design with a streamlined, usable touch-screen interface implementation.

Cons:

  • Underexposed images in Auto mode, Touchscreen is ineffective for some controls.
  • Dated and cluttered interface, lacks manual video control, Relatively average image quality

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 90

Like Samsung’s NX100, the GF2 from Panasonic is a small hybrid lacking an inbuilt or electronic optical viewfinder; you have to shoot it like a compact.The GF2 feels solid and comfortable, with build quality that’s well ahead of the NX100....

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 is a bit of a bargain at the moment, offering a compact, controllable camera with great image quality, high speed focusing and continuous shooting, and full HD video with stereo sound for around £400 with kit lens. Lots of...

By PCWorld on 60

The Lumix GF2 is an enticingly compact interchangeable-lens camera, but its touchscreen interface is an inefficient way to access some important controls....

By RegHardware on 75

While Panasonic further extends the range of its Micro Four Thirds cameras with the recently announced Lumix DMC-G3, this new arrival with its bulging bridge form factor won’t be for everyone. Keeping up with Olympus with its PEN models, the Lumix...

By Digital Photography School on -

If you’re passionate for a mirrorless, interchangeable lens digicam, this Micro Four Thirds model may be your opportunity. World’s smallest and lightest Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera? Panasonic thinks so.The review camera was...

By Macworld UK on 80

Both a cheaper and more compact alternative to its sibling the GH2 is the GF2, and a closer competitor for the Olympus E-PL2. There’s no body-only option. It upgrades the acclaimed GF1, for a while the finest CSC available. Like Olympus, Panasonic...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

Though not a giant leap on, the Panasonic Lumix GF2 will maintain the respect shown its precursor, even as the CSC market becomes more crowdedOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques. Alternatively...

By Camera Gear Guide on 70

Smaller, lighter, and now touchscreen friendly, Panasonic has done its best to introduce a wider range of photographers to its “GF-series”. There’s no question that the changes do make the GF2 more appealing to photographers with less...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

The instant the Panasonic GF1 hit the market it seemed that people began anticipating the GF2’s release. What would Panasonic change? How would they improve one of the most popular cameras in their model line? Instead of a sequel to the GF1, the...

By cnet on 75

Though we still really like Panasonic's GF series, there are several trade-offs to take into account before you buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Its raw-format images look extremely good, but JPEG shooters looking for best-possible photo quality may...

By The Imaging Resource on -

Overall, I had a great time with the little Panasonic GF2. Although it doesn't quite catch up to that of Sony's aggressively styled NEX-5, the Panasonic GF2's new body is noticeably more compact than that of the GF1. It's extremely...

By About.com on 90

If you want the power and image quality of an interchangeable lens camera, but you don't want the bulk of a DSLR camera, you'll want to consider a digital interchangeable lens (DIL) model. And the smallest DIL on the market is Panasonic's...

By VR-Zone on 81

In our test photos, we decided not to go for specific manual settings. Instead, we set the camera on intelligent auto (iA) and see how the image quality fare. All photos are taken in jpeg format with no post-processing, resized to 800x600 resolution. ...

By SlashGear on -

The GF1 didn’t just count the SlashGear team among its admirers; in fact it was one of the most loved Micro Four Thirds models around. That leaves the LUMIX GF2 with plenty to live up to. Panasonic has clearly decided to shift the GF2′s...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 is a good replacement for the GF1. It's a consumer rather than an expert camera and has a nice touchscreen interface. It's a little faster than its predecessor and picture quality has improved. Plus, its video mode is up...

By CNET Australia on 83

Panasonic's second compact interchangeable lens camera won't disappoint new users with its sleek footprint and very good image...

By DPexpert on -

While this judgement is a matter of personal preference we would now rate the GF2 as the most desirable micro four thirds camera. The comparable Olympus cameras have the advantage of in-camera image stabilisation while the Panasonic relies on...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

We don’t think many pros or truly serious amateurs will be picking up a Panasonic GF2. Despite the camera’s many charms, the touchscreen-centric interface and noise levels make it much more suitable for the entry-level snapper looking to...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 is a great camera for any type of user. It's well built, easy to use and it can take sharp and vibrant images. It's one of a growing number of cameras on the Australian market with a touchscreen. You can only not only...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Slimmer and lighter than the GF1 but image quality is eclipsed by the cheaper Sony NEX-5...