Panasonic introduces one of the smallest and lightest
Micro Four Thirds cameras to hit the market, in its Lumix series, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. This compact digital camera
feels light in your pocket and offers plenty of features that help in shooting high quality images.
The GF2 is quite suitable for photography enthusiasts and offers quality with class. This Micro Four Thirds digital camera comes with a built-in 17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor which captures images at 12.10 megapixels. The Venus Engine Full HD processor ensures crystal clear Full HD video recording with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. This camera supports 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 aspect ratios.
The sleek and trendy
design of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 digital camera is quite easy to hold and provides a good grip. The all-metal body casing adds quality to the overall build of the camera, which weighs 475 g including an SD Memory Card, Battery and H-FS014042 lens. The controls are placed ergonomically near the LCD Display providing an easy access to all the buttons. The 3 inch TFT LCD with Touch panel,
has a resolution of 460000 dots and provides 100 percent field of view. The all new Graphical User Interface with the touch control makes it easy for users to operate this camera.
This Panasonic Lumix digital camera is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards providing you with the flexibility of increasing the memory capacity when necessary. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery lets you take up to 300 images when fully charged.
The most prominent feature of the Panasonic Lumix DMC- GF2 digital camera is that it can be mounted with various Micro Four Thirds compatible lenses like the Lumix G and Leica DG lenses. This Lumix DMC-GF2 camera has a focal length of 14 mm to 42 mm
(35 mm camera equivalent 28 mm to 84 mm).
The aperture setting controls the amount of light that falls on the image sensor when the shutter opens. The aperture range of this DMC-GF2 camera falls between f/3.5 - 5.6. The 14 - 42 mm Lumix G Vario Lens provides digital zoom up to 4x. The closest focusing distance by the DMC-GF2 is 0.3 m. This Panasonic camera also allows Manual Focus for a finer control while focusing on a subject.
With an ISO ranging from 100 - 6400, you can shoot sharp and colourful images even during low light conditions. The shutter speed of this Lumix digital camera ranges from 1/4000 - 60 seconds allowing you to take pictures of subjects even when they are in motion. The Panasonic Lumix camera features an impressive built-in
flash which pops up when activated.
Features & Connectivity
The stand-out feature in this Panasonic digital camera is the touch-control shooting.
You get to experience a completely new way of shooting with this new interface which allows you to operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time using just the touch-control.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 offers a list of shooting modes which help in shooting beautiful and lively photographs like Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture and a lot more. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer in the Lumix DMC camera eliminates blurs and makes sure your photographs do not turn out grainy even at maximum zoom.
gives a 2 or 10 seconds delay allowing you to join your family or bunch of friends for a group photograph. The Burst Shooting mode,
when activated, shoots images at 3.2 fps (High), 2.5 fps (Medium) and 2 fps (Low) settings. The GF2 mirror-less camera
can record high resolution Full HD movies in AVCHD format which provides much more recording time than other formats.
The Face Recognition technology gives the Lumix camera an added advantage of automatically recognizing faces. Once faces get registered in this camera, next time you take a photo of them, it will bring up their name and automatically optimise the settings for sharp focus and exposure on them.
This Lumix camera is JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF and MPO compatible
when it comes to shooting still images. For motion images, this camera supports AVCHD and QuickTime Motion JPEG formats.
The mini HDMI connectivity allows you to connect this camera to an HDTV and watch the recorded videos in high resolution. The USB 2.0 connectivity allows you to transfer images and videos to your laptop or PC without any difficulty. You can also connect the Lumix camera to your TV using the AV connectivity cable. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is one-of-a-kind Micro Four Thirds camera which comes with all the necessary features which is sure to meet your complete photography requirements.