Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM
"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (priced from $499) is a compact interchangeable lens camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds standard. It's the follow-up to the popular DMC-GF1 (a camera I own myself), offering a smaller body, touchscreen LCD, faster performance, Full HD movie recording, support for Panasonic's 3D lens, and more. That's on top of its 12 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, beautiful 3-inch LCD with a well-implemented live view feature, a do-everything Intelligent Auto mode, and plethora of optional extras."
Here's another review of the GF2, which is strictly-speaking not quite a follow-up to the GF2. Panasonic really should have given in a different model number. Perhaps this is just the stop-gap reaction to the smaller Sony NEX cameras while Panasonic designs something new that is even smaller than the GF2. Regardless, I still think in many ways, this is better than the NEX cameras because of the larger lens system that Olympus and Panasonic have built up. Unfortunately, it looks like that tiny 14mm f/2.5 isn't quite so hot...