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.
Update: It’s already leaked in France. Here’s proof:
[via Photo Rumors]
The Panasonic GF1 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that is more compact than other Panasonic Micro Four Thirds models, while retaining the same large sensor that rivals DSLR image quality. As you may be aware, Micro Four Thirds cameras like the GF1 operate without the bulky mirror between the image sensor and lens. This fact, combined with design decisions by Panasonic to eliminate a viewfinder and grip, allow the GF1 to even rival point and shoot cameras’ size – particularly true when using the GF1 with Panasonic’s 20mm f/1.7 lens.
Does the GF1 really offer the best of both worlds? It just might. To find out if it’s right for you, read on. [click to continue…]
As part of my upcoming review of the Panasonic GF1, I have spent some time capturing images in a number of different situations. 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 Panasonic’s great little 20mm f/1.7 lens. [click to continue…]