Panasonic has expanded its DSLM (DSL Micro) compact mirrorless camera portfolio with new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2, which the company claims as its smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera equipped with an integrated flash, encased in a high-quality, solid aluminum body. Panasonic LUMIX GF2 that compatible with new 3D interchangeable LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 lens is featured with a 12.1 MP Live MOS sensor, 3″ touch screen, ISO 100 – 6400, new simple-to-operate user interface and full HD video capture (1080/60i).
Key features of Panasonic LUMIX GF2:
- 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor complemented with Venus Engine FHD
- High-resolution, large 3-inch touchscreen display with 460,000 pixels
- AF tracking function keeps focus on a subject with just a touch
- Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video recording at 60i
- Advanced Dust Reduction System to repel dust by vibrating vertically about 50,000 times/s
- High-performance noise reduction system utilizing the 3D NR and CNR (Chromatic Noise Reduction)
- New Touch Q-menu enables users to customize shortcuts for the settings they frequently access
“The LUMIX GF2 is key in the Panasonic DSL Micro line-up, as it’s the smallest and lightest model we offer, while still offering superb image quality, which our consumers have come to expect from LUMIX. Compared to the GF1, its predecessor, the GF2 has been reduced approximately 19% in size and approximately 7% in weight yet is still retains its signature built-in flash,” commented Darin Pepple, Senior Product Manager for Imaging at Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We expect the LUMIX GF2 to be an attractive model for consumers who want to step up to a more powerful camera that is easy to use, and a camera that is ‘future-proof’ with its 3D capabilities.”
Panasonic LUMIX GF2 that offered in 4 stylish color variations – black, silver, white, and red, will hit the market by early next year with two kit options – (DMC-GF2C) 14mm F2.5 lens and (DMC-GF2K) 14-42mm zoom lens.
Update: Panasonic has announced the pricing details for the new LUMIX DMC-GF2, priced at $499.95 (body only), $599.95 (bundled with 14-42mm lens) and $699.95 (bundled with 14mm lens), respectively.