The world’s First Interchangeable Lens System Camera with Touch-Control Shooting
The 12.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-G2 is stylish, sophisticated and packed with features whilst remaining easy of use even for beginners. Plus
The LUMIX DMC-G2 is the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-control shooting (as of March 7, 2010)
Features include a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the new Venus Engine HD II processor, double Live-View function, AVCHS Lite high definition movie recording, popular My Colour Mode and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode – to name but a few.
Intuitive touch-control shooting
The DMC-G2 adopts touch-control shooting for the first time in an interchangeable lens system camera. AF is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the large, 460,000-dot LCD. You can even release the shutter using a single touch.
Just one touch on the screen lets you select the part and size of the AF area with the 1-area AF. The 1-area AF in Face Detection even allows you to set finer focus on the persons eye while capturing a portrait. The Multi-area AF allows users to set a group of AF point according to the composition. With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched.
In the manual focusing, you can enlarge the key part of the subject by just a touch to select 1x, 5x or 10x zoom.
The touch-screen operation ls not only for shooting but also for playing back your images.
Free-Angle Touchscreen LCD
The large, high resolution LCD with wide viewing angle rotates 180° from side to and tilts 270° up and down offers approx.100% of field of view.
The double Live-View function offered by the large and bright 3.0-inch 460,000-dot free-angle Intelligent LCD and 1,440,000-dot 1.4x (0.7x in 35mm). Live View Finder makes it possible to see how setting results appear in advance to shooting.
Superb Image Quality
The 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor featured in the G2 offers the best of both worlds - the superior image quality of a CCD sensor, and the lower power consumption of a CMOS sensor.
Advanced technology that makes it possible to read 4 channels of data simultaneously also helps the G2 deliver 60 frames-per-second Full-time Live View images, while faithfully reproducing high-resolution images with fine detail and rich gradation.
The Venus Engine HD II records stunning high-resolution 12.1-megapixel images with exceptional accuracy.
With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas — outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed.
The G2 can record 1280 x 720 high-definition movies in AVCHD Lite. HD Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 can also be selected as an alternative movie recording format in addition to QVGA, VGA and WVGA, which is more compatible with PCs.
Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) helps prevent handshake when using high-powered zoom. Face Detection automatically detects a face in the frame and adjusts focus, exposure and contrast.
Intelligent Exposure continually checks the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure setting as conditions change. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Portrait, Scenery, Close-up and Low Light modes according to the situation.
High quality sound can be recorded with Dolby Digital Creator and optional accessory Stereo Microphone can be attached to the G2. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind.
The LUMIX G2 provides an array of features that lets users either capture precisely true-to-life images or create their own expressive images. The G2 features My Colour mode with a total of seven pre-set effects; Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, and Silhouette - while inheriting the previous Custom mode, which lets users manually set the colour, brightness and saturation levels.
With the Full-time Live View function, users can see how these settings will affect the images before they shoot. For even more elaborate effects, users can choose from a total of nine Film modes, and set the contrast, sharpness and saturation levels for each.
iA (Intelligent Auto) mode for great shots every time
iA (Intelligent Auto) mode makes taking great photos easy with its shooting assist functions and is available not only in photo but also movie recording.
iA mode includes AF Tracking, Face Recognition, MEGA O.I.S. (optical image stabiliser), Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure, Intelligent Scene Selector.
- Max Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 pixels
- Megapixel Banding: 12 to 12.9 Megapixels
- MegaPixel (Effective Resolution): 12.1
- Focusing Modes: One-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual
- Body Dimensions (WxHxD) mm: 124 x 83.6 x 74mm
- Compatible storage media (card not supplied): SDXC, SD Card, SDHC Card
- Movie Mode: Yes (with Sound)
- Built in Flash: Yes
- Video Out: PAL, NTSC
- Audio Recording: Yes
- Monitor Size: 3.0"
- Weight (g): 593
- Metering Modes: Centre Weighted, Spot
- White Balance Modes: Auto, Preset, White Balance Bracketing, Custom
- Auto Exposure Bracketing: Yes
- Lens Fitting: Micro Four Thirds
- Sensor Size (WxH mm): 17.3 x 13.0
- Exposure Modes: Program, Aperture Priority, Picture Modes, Shutter Priority, Manual
- Exposure Compensation: Yes
- ISO Speed Range: 100-6400
- Connection Type: USB 2.0
- Battery Compatibility Fitting: Panasonic DMW-BLB13E