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

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

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Panasonic DMC-GF2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Smallest, Lightest System Camera
  • 312.1MP Resolution
  • 414-42mm Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
  • 5Compatible With Micro Four Thirds Lenses
  • 6Easy Operation
  • 7Simple Touch-Screen Operation
  • 8iA Mode for Automatic Settings
  • 9AF Tracking System
  • 10Venus Engine FHD Image Processor
  • 11Intelligent Resolution Technology
  • 12Highly Efficient Dust Reduction System
  • 131920x1080 HD Video
  • 14My Color Mode
  • 15Scene Modes

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.

Panasonic DMC-GF2 Specs

Camera Type
Digital Micro Four Thirds camera
Imaging
Resolution
12.1MP
Sensor
Live MOS (17.3 x 13.0mm in 4:3 aspect ratio))
Bit Depth
Not specified by manufacturer
File Formats
Stills: JPEG, RAW
Video: Quick Time Motion JPEG, AVCHD
File Size
Stills:
[4:3] 4000x3000(L)/2816x2112(M)/2048x1536(S)/1600x1200(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[3:2] 4000x2672(L)/2816x1880(M)/2048x1360(S)/1600x1064(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
16:9] 4000x2248(L)/2816x1584(M)/1920x1080(S)/1600x904(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L)/2112 x 2112 (M)/1504 x 1504 (S)/1440x1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
AVCHD:
NTSC:[Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps, FH:13Mbps)
[HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p)(SH:17Mbps, H:13Mbps)
PAL: [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps, FH:13Mbps)
[HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p)(SH:17Mbps, H:13Mbps)
Motion JPEG:
[4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
[16:9] WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps
[HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps
Color Spaces
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Creative Color Modes
Eight preset effects - Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Cinema, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, Silhouette, plus Custom mode
Film Modes
Not specified by manufacturer
Movie Modes
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Flower / Food / Objects / Low-light / Party / Sunset
Image Stabilization
Yes--Optical Image Stabilizer
Crop Factor
2x
Optics
Lens
Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens
Zoom
14-42mm (28-84mm equivalent in 35mm format)
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Contrast AF system
Focus Range
Not specified by manufacturer
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
Not specified by manufacturer
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity
ISO 100-6400
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 - 60 sec, bulb
Metering
Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature, with Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias adjustments and color temperature settings of 2500-10000K in 100K increments
Mirror Lock-Up
N/A
Burst Capability
H: 3.2 frames/sec, M: 2.6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Self Timer
10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
Interval Recording
No
Remote Control
Not specified by manufacturer
Flash
Built-in Flash
Yes
Effective Flash Range
36' (11 m)
External Flash Connection
Hotshoe
Dedicated Flash System
TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)
Max Sync Speed
1/160 sec
Memory
Built-in Memory
No
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Still Images per GB
Not specified by manufacturer
A/V Recording
Recording Formats
Motion JPEG, AVCHD
Video Recording
Yes
Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 HD 50i/60i, 1280 x 720 HD @60i Motion JPEG, 1280 x 720 HD @60p AVCHD, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, and 848 x 480
Video Clip Length
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 70 min with H-H014
Motion Jpeg with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 65 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 75 min with H-H014
Audio Recording
Stereo with video
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type
Not specified by manufacturer
Viewfinder Coverage
Not specified by manufacturer
Display
3" Touch-Screen LCD
Multi-Channel Playback
Yes
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity
USB 2.0, A/V, Mini-HDMI (Type-C)
System & Software Requirements
Not specified by manufacturer
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Weatherproofing
Not specified by manufacturer
Durability
Not specified by manufacturer
Power
Battery Type
ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh) (Included), Battery Charger
Power Adapter
Not specified by manufacturer
Physical
Dimensions
4.44 x 2.67 x 1.29" (11.28 x 6.78 x 3.28 cm)
Weight
Approx. 9.35 oz (265g) body only

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