Panasonic today unveiled the ‘world’s smallest and lightest’ digital camera with interchangeable lens. Called Lumix GF2, this new camera weighs 265 grams and is 19 per cent slimmer than its predecessor.
According to the company, the Lumix LUMIX DMC-GF2 comes with a 3-inch LCD screen, sports a touch control and new user interface, dedicated buttons for Intelligent Auto (iA) and movie recording, and has a redesigned pop-up flash to reduce vignetting.
In addition, the DMC-GF2 has a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Panasonic’s Venus Engine Full HD and can record full HD videos (1920 x 1080 in 50i). The new camera is also compatible with Panasonic’s new interchangeable 3D lens, allowing users to shoot their own 3D still images.
Panasonic Australia’s Group Marketing Manager, Lumix, Alistair Robins said, “At just 265 grams, this new camera is 19 per cent slimmer and 7 per cent lighter than the DMC-GF1, and retains a classically styled aluminum body that is both compact and well-balanced for stable shooting. This new model adopts the touch operation now available on three models in the LUMIX G Micro System, and offers advanced movie creation with Full HD AVCHD recording.”
“This camera is ideal for those who want to feel confident with their first interchangeable lens system camera, while more skilled users will find it faster and easier to make settings to achieve great shots.”
The DMC-GF2 will be available in Australia in the New Year, with the choice of either a black or a white body. Prices will be announced closer to the launch date.