Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
A new touch-screen LCD monitor and HD video in a very compact interchangeable-lens camera
Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-G2 adds HD video, a unique touch-screen LCD and more to its G1 predecessor’s fine features. Those features, good image quality and a very compact size make the new Micro Four Thirds system model an excellent choice as a carry-anywhere, interchangeable-lens camera for outdoor photographers.
The Micro Four Thirds Difference
Micro Four Thirds System cameras look like DSLRs, but aren’t: They lack the SLR’s mirror and mirror-box assembly, and this makes possible noticeably more compact cameras. A high-resolution, quick-refresh (800x600 pixels at 60 fps), eye-level electronic viewfinder replaces the SLR’s eye-level optical viewfinder, but otherwise the Micro Four Thirds cameras function just like DSLRs, only smaller. Incidentally, only the camera is “Micro.” Micro Four Thirds System cameras utilize the same 17.3x13.0mm image-sensor size as standard Four Thirds System models.
Image Sensor: 12.1-megapixel (effective) CMOS
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