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Lee Yuan Sheng
11-04-2010, 04:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/1011/10110405panasonicgf2.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.dpreview.com/news/1011/1...anasonicgf2.asp</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF2 Micro Four Thirds camera. A simplified version of the company's GF1, it inherits the same flat-body design but with revised control layout and touch-screen control. It is built around a 12MP CMOS sensor but with a more powerful processor than its predecessor, allowing AVCHD video recording of 1080i60 movies from 1080p30 capture."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1288885232.usr15670.jpg" /></p><p>So, I get busy for a few days and Panasonic decides to throw a little surprise. The GF2 gains a few things, notably 1080 HD videos, as well as a smaller size, but loses some buttons, the ability to use a remote cable, and a few flash options. Oh, and you'll need to buy a smaller battery as well. Mind, you lose a few milimetres on each side. Not quite seeing the benefits here! The camera will be available in January 2011, with a 14/2.5 kit or 14-42/3.5-5.6 IS kit, and no word on pricing. DPReview has one of their previews, so check out the link.</p><p><strong>EDIT: </strong>Engadget has posted their <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/04/panasonic-lumix-gf2-preview/" target="_blank">hands-on preview</a>, so have a read if you're interested in another angle.</p>