Panasonic introduces the LUMIX DMC-GF2, a new Digital Single Lens Micro (DSLM/DSLMicro) compact mirrorless camera that is the company’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera with built-in flash. The GF2 packs a 12.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor that combines best of both worlds – the superb image quality of a CCD sensor, plus the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor. It is compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses. including the LUMIX G H-FT012 12.5mm / F12 3D interchangeable lens for taking 3D images.
The LUMIX GF2 features multiple AF modes such as multiple-area AF with up to 23 focus areas, 1-area AF with a selectable focus area, Face Detection, and AF Tracking; Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent D-range Control and Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode; 3D NR and CNR (Chromatic Noise Reduction) advanced noise reduction systemm; Peripheral Defocus and the My Color mode which is integrated with the conventional Film mode. It sports Venus Engine FHD with Intelligent Resolution technology that automatically detects three areas – outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation. The mirrorless camera has a 3-inch touchscreen with a newly-designed UI.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 records 1920 x 1080 videos at 60i or smooth HD 1280 x 720 movies at 60p in AVCHD or HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 and QVGA, VGA and WVGA for better compability with computers. The GF2, with a quality and solid aluminum body, will be available in black, silver, white, and red models with the following kit options: DMC-GF2C – 14mm F2.5 Lens Kit and DMC-GF2K – 14-42mm Zoom Lens Kit.