- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: DMC-GF2WEB-R
- ASIN: B004AE398M
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov. 2010
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,498 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Panasonic Lumix GF2 Digital Camera with 14mm & 14-42mm Lenses - Red
- LUMIX G Micro System - Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
- Intuitive Touch-screen Operation
- 1920 x 1080 Full HD Movie Recording in AVCHD Format with the iA Mode
- A Pallet of Options for Both Photo and Movie to Stimulate Creativity
- 3D Shooting Compatibility and VIERA Link Networking
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Colour Name: Red | Size: 14mm & 14-42mm Lenses
Panasonic Lumix GF2 Digital Camera with 14mm & 14-42mm Lenses - Red
Top Customer Reviews
The reason i am writing a review on the newer GF2 is because not that i wanted to change my brilliant GF1 but because i wanted the pin sharp 14mm lens.
The lens retails for close to £160 and i was always being outbid on ebay when i was after one.
Digigood that highly respected American dealer with a base here in the Uk was selling a GF2 in Red with that 14mm lens for a very respectable £265 so i had in effect a spare brand new camera body for £100 which was an offer i couldnot turn down.
The GF2 has been designed principally for those wanting to upgrade from a quality compact camera to a camera if used well can equal that of certain DSLR units.
The GF2 is indeed smaller than the GF1 it replaces and has been given a very clever touch screen that in use makes life a lot easier than the GF1.
You can take 1080 Full HD video with this camera and on comparission with my GF1 there is a clear step up in quality which also includes stereo sound.
Describing the benefits of using this touchscreen is rather difficult in practice, you actually have to use it to see how rewarding the GF2 can be in daily use.
Some have also complained that the screen is slow to respond to the users commands but i have found no such issues, and if you find the screen a bit gimmicky (HIGHLY UNLIKELY)then there are the usual touch sensitive joggle controls on the back of the camera but unlike its larger brother the GF1 the manual controls have been simplified.
For me the new Touchscreen is a very clever functional idea that both experienced and less experienced photographer will find most useful.Read more ›
The touch screen will split opinions, some will like it, some won't. I personally am warming up to it, though I still find buttons on a DSLR much more convenient. The ability to pick the Auto focusing points on the screen does come useful.
What is wonderful about this camera is that it stays in my jacket pocket (with the 14mm pancake) and I don't need to carry a bag to bring a camera with me.
G2, great but no real benefit on GF2 except bigger and video not full HD. Canon G12 very nice but wanted the option to swap lenses, hence Gf2.
So far can't fault my choice. I like the touch screen, having used an I Pad and I Phone. Picture quality really good. Pictures of our winter garden, wonderful. Grandchildren come out perfectly. To be honest picture quality between my old Nikon and GF2 minimal, but I am not a professional, by a long way.
All I can say is camera suits my needs perfectly. What I need now is the 80mm to 200 mm lens, which I shall order shortly.
The build quality of the camera is very solid and everything is of a high quality.
Very happy with my purchase, five stars.
I have had this camera a week and would say the build of this camera is really good. The menus are really easy to get around and it isn't complicated.
The pros of the GF2 are: easy to take around, very quick in auto mode, has a zoom in mode automatically when on manual focus, amazing quality snaps - not much different from my nikon d80, separate buttons for video and snaps so don't have to go through a menu for that, has an HDMI socket on the side, great flash.
The cons are: no viewfinder (but you can buy one), not so responsive in low light to auto focus, have to reconvert video at highest quality when you put it to the computer.
I was looking for a replacement compact camera when my IXUS died. I honestly never like the IXUS. We bought it after our first daughter was born and it was just too slow to catch the moment particularly indoors - I hate full frontal flash with stark contrast, so usually get my Speedlite out and use the catchlight or bounce with the 30D for anything indoors. So when I went looking, I wanted something that could keep up with our 3 year old daughter. Something with a really fast autofocus, no shutter lag, relatively decent aperture and usable ISO800 performance that I could take anywhere, use quickly, along with a good movie mode for the new baby on the way.
I was looking at the S95 and the LX5. But then I saw the GF2. I read about it. It was more expensive, but I liked the fact the sensor was bigger than the compacts and with the pancake 14mm f/2.5 lens figured it would force me into using the camera more than being lazy with a point and shoot zoom that I always used at the wide angle lens anyway.
So then I went to the shop to try it. Man was it fast! I could not believe both how fast it was at autofocus and how instantaneous the shutter was (with a simulated SLR noise as there's no internal shutter - the sensor is sitting right there under the lens mount). I tried it against the LX5 and the S95, the LX5 seemed the most responsive - it was much better than my old Ixus... but not as fast as the GF2 - it really feels pretty much as responsive as my 30D - bear in mind that's a digital contrast based system on the GF2 compared to the normal operation of my 30D I am still somewhat taken aback.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reasonable camera at very good price second hand. Will probably play with it a little then sell on.Published 8 months ago by Andrew J Newman
I have owned this camera for more than 2 years now and have used almost every function. Still to this day, I am pleased with my purchase because it captures great photos and decent... Read morePublished 12 months ago by James
I really love this camera! I have used a canon & nikon compact camera before I buy this one. So far, I think this camera is the best compared to the two previous cameras. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nora A.L.
I have been a keen amateur photographer for a while now, but have only ever used a compact. I feel I can get the most out of any compact but I have reached the limit of what a good... Read morePublished on 17 April 2012 by Steve
When I saw the price for this camera was reduced significantly on Amazon, I had to buy it! The camera has great reviews, look on YouTube for sample pictures and videos, this camera... Read morePublished on 3 April 2012 by Mudya Faisal
Very happy with my purchase. The price was right and although i haven't used all the features the results using auto are very good.Published on 10 Feb. 2012 by leedsman
I bit of a toy compared to my other DSLRs, but it is a nice colour well put together and the lens are interchangable and about half a kilo lighter than my DSLR+lens. So... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2012 by Alan Ross