The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – New Book

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard.  As you may know, the Panasonic G2 is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera.

This new book retails for $29.95; however, it can currently be found for $19.29 on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic GF2 Coming Tomorrow

One of my favorite mirrorless cameras is the Panasonic GF1.  In terms of form-factor, controls and image quality, the GF1 delivers a great balance.

If 43rumors.com is accurate with its prediction, we should see the successor to the GF1 tomorrow.  It’s looking like the GF2 will have the same 12MP sensor as is found in the Panasonic G2, which is a solid performer.

If the Panasonic GF2 turns out to deliver better performance, while maintaining the friendly form-factor of the GF1, then we should have a real gem on our hands.

Stay tuned for the latest on the Panasonic GF2.

[via 43rumors.com]

Update:  It’s already leaked in France.  Here’s proof:

[via Photo Rumors]

Panasonic G2 Review

The Panasonic G2 is one of the many Micro Four Thirds system cameras available now.  As you may know, Micro Four Thirds cameras don’t have a mirror like traditional DSLRs.  Instead, the G2 and other Micro Four Thirds cameras utilize a live view system where the composition is displayed on the camera’s rear LCD panel.  With the G2, you also have the option of viewing an electronic viewfinder (EVF) in a manner similar to traditional optical viewfinders.

The Panasonic G2 is the big brother of the previously reviewed Panasonic G10.  The upgrades are mild in most instances, but could the difference maker for some shoppers.  The G2 offers the same 12.1MP found in the G10, as well as HD movie capture.  However, the G2 features a tilt/swivel LCD and improved video capture modes put the G2 well ahead of the G10.

To see how the G2 stacks up, read on. [Read more...]

Panasonic G2 and G10 ISO and Noise Compared to Canon Rebel T2i

The Panasonic G2 and G10 are the latest and greatest Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic.  They both feature a 12.1MP Live MOS image sensor and come packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens.  In short, I’ve been quite impressed with these two cameras during my review thus far.  It seems to me that Panasonic is a step or two ahead over the other players in the mirrorless camera market right now. [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds 3D Lens to Micro Four Thirds System

Panasonic has announced the development of a 3D lens for its Lumix Micro Four Thirds system.  The lens’ design allows it to capture stereo images on a single image sensor, which merged with not-yet-disclosed 3D image processing system.

The new 3D lens should go on sale by the end of 2010.  No word on price yet.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic G2 Sample Images

As part of my upcoming review of the Panasonic G2, I have managed to capture a few photos that I thought were worth sharing.  It will be a little while still before the review is complete; however, I wanted to pass along these sample images for you to check out.  All were captured using the Panasonic G2’s 14-42mm kit lens.  All images were captured in JPEG format, and I have noted the basic shot info below each image.

Feel free to download any of these sample images for your personal inspection (not for republication).  You can get the original files by right-clicking on any of the images and choosing “Save link as…” [Read more...]