Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Interchangeable Lens Camera Review
About Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
The Lumix G1 previously released by Panasonic was lauded by critics for its revolutionary offferings. Therefore, the all-new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 has a huge shoe to fill in. Consumers who are particularly interested in what the brand has to offer this time, then make sure to read about its features from the review.
The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is the first ever digital interchangeable lens system camera in the world. What the manufacturers are hoping to achieve with this new release is basically to continue on with the introduction of the Micro Thirds platform that they had previously introduced with its predecessor. Manufactured by Panasonic Electronics Company, this one is built with an intuitive touchscreen shooting that increases the camera’s operating range and provide more user flexibility. Indeed, capturing a photo can be done by simply pressing on the screen of this digital camera. There are 3 models DMC-G2A, DMC-G2R, DMC-G2K
However, the addition of the touchscreen capacity for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is not just limited to offering to shooting purposes. It is also utilized for playback such that you can conveniently sift through the pictures you have taken from the camera. According to the manufacturers, the idea of a touch operation was intended because consumers are familiar with it.
When you lock on your subject as you prepare to shoot, the AF tracking feature will focus on the subject even as it moves inside the frame. There is also a Multi-area AF will identify AF points across the composition but users can also avail of a manual focus that enabes you to choose between 1x, 5x or 10x zooming capacity.
The 3.0-inch LCD of G2 able to turn 180° horizontally and 270° vertically, which helps to shoot dynamic shots from tough angles without adjusting yourself into awkward position. With the changes in surrounding light intensity, the LCD backlighting setting automatically adjusts itself as well
The LUMIX G2’s 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor provides classy images and consumes low power due to CMOS sensor
Aside from capturing photos, you can also use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 to record 720 HD videos. All video files are saved in AVCHD Lite format, which therefore boosts the camera’s recording capacity. You will also find a dedicated video record button for easier operation when recording videos. To ensure higher quality videos, there is an advanced audio option available to choose from and you can even use an optional stereo microphone accessory.
Pro’s of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
*The use of touchscreen feature on the screen provides ease of operation and give you more control when shooting;
*The quality of the video capture and the impressive audio options ensure that you can record professional-quality video recordings;
*Image quality is superb and rich;
*The image processing technology produces high quality results.
Con’s of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
*Some of the features available here might be too ambitious for entry-level users to appreciate.
Currently, All Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 comes with price tag of $720 . More details about the actual pricing for this digital camera is expected upon nearing the product’s scheduled release.
The Bottom Line
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is the perfect choice for users who wanted to enjoy more creative options for recording videos or capturing photos. It has a good range of advanced features for veteran photo enthusiasts to toy with, but also features intuitive and user-friendly operation to ensure that you can easily get started to exploring its features.