new Lumix GF camera already?

According to 43rumor’s source , Panasonic will announce a new GF camera and also the highly anticipated 25mm f/1.4 Leica branded lens soon. What could it be ? GF2 is only 6 months old and already being replaced ? No further info about the rumor but 43rumors feel confident that it’s 99% true. I think it could be

  • an improved version of GF2 with new G3’s sensor .. GF2s ??
  • completely new camera , GF3 ??

can’t wait to see more rumors about it :)

via 43rumors

New camera housing for Lumix GF2

Recsea has announced new camera housing designed specifically for Lumix GF2 , Panasonic’ latest touchscreen micro four-third camera. The housing support several Lumix lenses (45mm macro, 14-45mm, 7-14mm, 8mm etc ) and has depth rating of 60m/200 feet. With a clever design , the housing will still allow us to use all functions on the camera. nice! The housing available for order from Recsea dealers around the world and the price is US 1499. Not cheap.. but so far currently it is the only housing available for GF2

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  • Sturdy precision machined corrosion resistant aluminum and polycarbonate body.
  • Compact and lightweight with depth rating of 60 meters (200 feet).
  • Dual Back Cover O-rings and dual Port to Lens Port O-ring system.
  • Wide range of Lens Ports, Focus Gears, and supported optional accessories.
  • The housing allows complete control over all camera functions
  • Mount adapters are available for 67mm and ST mounts
  • All ports sold separately and are not included with the housing

Read more about the housing here

Panasonic Lumix GF2 review at DPReview

DPReview just finished their full in-depth review on Lumix GF2, the latest touchscreen micro four-third camera from Panasonic. Overall, they love GF2  especially on the touchscreen feature which they think it’s currently the best touchscreen implementation so far. One disadvantage acccording to DPReview that JPEG quality is not as good as RAW quality so they only recommend the camera for people who want to upgrade from compact .

The GF2 sees Panasonic packing a lot of approachable creative control into a compact package, with one of the best-implemented touchscreens we’ve ever seen on a camera. It’s fast and responsive with excellent raw image quality, but the jpeg output is disappointing.

Final score for the GF2 is 70% .. just 1 point worse than its direct competitor , the Olympus E-PL2. I have compare both camera before.. check it here.

Check the GF2 lowest price at Amazon , BHPhotoVideo and Adorama

Read the full review at DPReview

 

Panasonic GF2 review by SoundImagePlus

SoundImagePlus just published their last review part of the Panasonic Lumix GF2 . Overall , they think that the GF2 is a very nice camera . It produces similar image quality with previous GF1 , has better video , quicker AF and better body built. The kit lens is also excellent.

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The review is based on real-world usage so expect lots of real-world photos taken with GF2.

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Official: Panasonic Lumix GF2 pricing

Panasonic just announced the pricing for their latest Micro Four Third interchangeable lens system camera , the Lumix DMC-GF2. The camera will be ready for shipping in mid-February 2011 for following prices:

  • $499 body-only
  • LUMIX GF2K : $599 with an F3.5-5.6, 14 – 42 mm OIS lens
  • LUMIX GF2C : $699 with an F2.5, 14 mm pancake lens

Also available in four different colors: black, silver, red, and white.

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Pre-order the camera at Amazon , BHPhotoVideo

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Olympus E-PL2 vs Lumix GF2 : specs comparison

In terms of specifications , what is the better camera ? the new Olympus E-PL2 or Panasonic Lumix GF2 ? First , let see the numbers ( taken from DPReview ):
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Panasonic Lumix GF2 review by DigitalRev

New Panasonic Lumix GF2 mini review available online at DigitalRev website. The review is short but DigitalRev made a rather long video review of GF2 and that’s what makes it interesting

and read the mini review at DigitalRev

Lumix GF2 launched in Singapore (+ new review)

Panasonic Singapore just launched the Lumix GF2 . The camera should be available in January 2011 with suggested retail price at S$1,099 (14mm Single Focal Length Lens) or S$1,299 (14mm Single Focal Length Lens and 14 – 42mm kit lens). — full press release @ vr-zone.com

Also , new Lumix GF2 review available online from:

DigitalCameraReview : overall score 4.5 of 5 star. negative things about the camera : battery life, ISO performance and DSLR-like prices

the GF2 is commanding entry level DSLR prices and that’s the major decision facing folks moving up from a compact: go mirrorless or go for the top of the camera food chain.

PhotoReview Australia : overall score 8.5 of 10. The review has lots of lab-test resuts and sample images. If you love reading number this is the review you should read

Snapshooters looking for a pocketable camera with a large image sensor and support for raw file capture and Full HD video recording may find the GF2 an attractive option. Serious photographers who want a compact camera as an adjunct or alternative to a DSLR will probably need to keep looking.

As in the GF1, raw files from the GF2 should meet most photographers’ expectations,  but JPEG resolution is below par. And the dumbed-down interface that depends on the touch-screen and associated buttons and dials makes the camera slow to use with manual control so it’s easy to miss photo opportunities.

Complete Lumix GF2 image set (14mm f2.5)

Complete Panasonic Lumix GF2 image set from DigitalBear on Flickr.

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