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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Micro Four Thirds Camera W/14-42mm Lens (Black)

B&H # PADMCGF2KK Mfr # DMC-GF2KK
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Product Highlights
  • 12.1MP Resolution Live MOS Sensor
  • 3" LCD Display W/460,000-Dot Resolution
  • 14-42mm Zoom Lens (28-84mm Equivalent)
  • 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
  • Easy to Use With iA Function

If you wanna shrink a full featured camera system with interchangeable lenses down to a manageable size (without losing any functions), try Prof. Marvell's Patented Shrink-o-Matic Ray--or, you can check out the Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Micro Four Thirds Camera W/14-42mm Lens (Black) from Panasonic, the smallest and lightest (at the time of release) interchangeable lens camera available.

This Micro Four Thirds contender is 19% smaller and 7% lighter than its immediate predecessor, but still has a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor, a lightweight 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (equivalent to 28-84mm) 3x zoom lens, dazzling 1920 x 1080 HD video, and is compatible with the full range of Micro Four Thirds lenses (including Panasonic's 3D 12.5mm f/12 lens)--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. The LUMIX GF2 can record 1920 x 1080 videos at 60i or smooth HD 1280 x 720 movies at 60p in AVCHD. For those looking for better compatibility with computers, the LUMIX GF2 can also record HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 and QVGA, VGA and WVGA. 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. 

Smallest, Lightest System Camera
Smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera.
12.1MP Resolution
12.1MP Live MOS sensor has the superb image quality of a CCD sensor, plus the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor.
14-42mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
The Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. wide-angle lens is equivalent to a 28-84mm zoom lens in 35mm format.
Compatible With Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Compatible with lenses from the Micro Four Thirds standard, including Panasonic's new 3D interchangeable lens
Easy Operation
Extremely easy to operate, with a redesigned user interface, which allows for the focus to be set, or shutter released, by simply touching the large 3" touch-screen LCD, which has brilliant 460,000-dot resolution.
Simple Touch-Screen Operation
The touch-screen operation dramatically shortens the time spent navigating the menus. With the Touch Q-menu, the user can customize the camera's shortcuts with the most commonly used settings. Together with the simple button components, including dedicated buttons for video recording and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode which lights in-use, users can operate the camera intuitively with ease.
iA Mode for Automatic Settings
With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched. For example, a touch on a human face 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.
AF Tracking System
The fast contrast AF focus system has an AF tracking function that makes it easy to take photos of moving subjects by automatically keeping the focus on your subject.
Venus Engine FHD Image Processor
The Venus Engine FHD image processor features exceptionally high performance signal processing capabilities in both photo and movie recording. With the advanced noise reduction system employing the 3D NR and CNR (Chromatic Noise Reduction), users can capture clear, naturally-balanced images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels to help prevent the color bleeding.
Intelligent Resolution Technology
The Venus Engine FHD enables Intelligent Resolution technology, in which three areas--outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation--are automatically detected. Then, the outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, noise reduction is applied to make it smoother. In addition to the uniform enhancement of sharpness, Intelligent Resolution performs signal processing pixel by pixel, resulting in images that are naturally clear and crisp in both video and photos.
Highly Efficient Dust Reduction System
If dust gets inside the camera when the user changes lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in photos. The highly efficient Dust Reduction System helps to reduce this risk by placing a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles.
1920x1080 HD Video
The LUMIX GF2 can record 1920 x 1080 videos at 60i or smooth HD 1280 x 720 movies at 60p in AVCHD. For those looking for better compatibility with computers, the LUMIX GF2 can also record HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 and QVGA, VGA and WVGA. A dedicated video record button makes it easy to start shooting videos and a high quality sound is recorded with the stereo microphone for Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Panasonic's iA mode extends to video recording, featuring AF Tracking that lets you select the subject by simply touching it on the screen, and track the subject if it moves. 5 detection and correction functions including the AF tracking are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you can get stunning HD movies every time. iA Movie functions also includes Face Detection, Shake Detection - Mega O.I.S., and advanced light detection Intelligent D-range Control.
My Color Mode
My Color mode offers a total of eight preset effects - Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Cinema, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, Silhouette, plus Custom mode, which lets users manually set the color, brightness, saturation and contrast levels.
Scene Modes
There are 17 Scene modes, most of which can be used during video shooting, too.
Imaging
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 75 Min
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Kelvin, Shade, Preset Manual
Flash
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 sec
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 3.2 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Power
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.3" / 11.3 x 6.8 x 3.3 cm
Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 14 - 42 mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 75° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' (30.48 cm)
Magnification 0.16x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.39 x 2.5" (6.07 x 6.35 cm)
Weight 5.82 oz (165 g)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Digital Micro Four Thirds Camera W/14-42mm Lens (Black)
  • Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Shoulder Strap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Stylus Pen
  • Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    LensCoat -  LensCoat BodyBag (Black)
    • You Pay: $21.99
     

    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Panasonic -  DMW-BLD10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1010mAh)
    • You Pay: $34.00
     

    Color Balancing

    Balance the colors in your image with a color balancing lens or filter.

    Vello -  White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Small, 3.25 x 2")
    • You Pay: $9.95
     

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

    Tiffen -  52mm UV Protector Filter
    • You Pay: $5.99
     
    Tiffen -  52mm Circular Polarizing Filter
    • You Pay: $16.99
     

    Flash & Accessories

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    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

    Panasonic -  DMW-FL500 Shoe Mount Flash (Guide No. 164'/50 m at 85mm)
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    Get a wide-angle, zoom, or other effect for various photography applications.

    Panasonic -  45-200mm f/4-5.6 G Vario MEGA O.I.S. Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount
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    Slings & Straps

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    Carry or wear your camera in comfort & style.

    OP/TECH USA -  Classic Strap (Black)
    • You Pay: $17.95
     

    Viewfinder Accessories

    Adapt your camera for viewing through different angles.

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