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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Outdoor Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Outdoor Crops

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is compared to the Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5
, currently the best cropped sensor camera. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both cameras were set on aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO. The remaining settings were left on automatic. These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Pentax K-5

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Image quality of the GF2 is good and with little noise showing up to ISO 800. The K-5 which uses a larger sensor obviously performs better with a lead of about two stops. This puts the GF2 on par with the previous generation of DSLRs which is still very respectable. It is interesting to see that despite a softer lens, noise eventually evens things out.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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By on 2011/08/15
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Panasonic DMC-GF2 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
12 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-6400
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-60s
0.20" Optional EVF 200K Pixels (0.52X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3.2 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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