Panasonic officially introduces the new Lumix DMC-G2, the company’s latest Micro Four Thirds that serves as the successor to the Lumix G1. The G2 is the first Micro43 camera to feature a touchscreen for touch-operation allowing users to lock onto a subject for AF tracking, select the part and the size of AF area with the 1-area AF and access menu settings easily.
The Lumix DMC-G2 features a 12.1-inch LiveMOS sensor, Venus Engine HD II high-speed image processor, Dust Reduction System, Live View with super-fast contrast detect AF, electronic viewfinder with 202,000 pixels, Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, and ISO sensivity of 100-6400. It’s touchscreen is at 3-inch with a wide-viewing angle and rotates 180 degrees from side to side and tilts 270 degrees up and down. SD, SDHC, SDXC cards are all supported and there is HDMI output.
Panasonic’s G2 can record 720p HD video using the AVCHD Lite format. The Panasonic LUMIX G2 will come equipped as part of its kit, with the newly announced LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The camera comes in Blue, Red and Black and its price will be announced later.