Touchscreen technology seems to be all the rage, but does it work in a Micro Four Thirds camera? Richard Sibley reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 and finds out

Product Overview

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 review


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The competition

Image: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

At the same time as Panasonic announced its Lumix DMC-G2, the company also announced the 12.1-million-pixel Lumix DMC-G10. Of the two cameras, the G10 is the more affordable option, lacking as it does the articulated touchscreen and featuring a lower-resolution EVF. Priced at £499.99, including 14-42mm kit lens, the G10 is around £120 cheaper than the G2 and kit lens, making it better for those on a tighter budget. However, I would spend the extra money on the better EVF.

Image: Samsung NX10

The other alternative is the Samsung NX10. This received a very good score of 86% when it was reviewed. Featuring a larger 14.6-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor, the NX10 is capable of resolving a large amount of detail, but it seems to have a slower AF system than the G2.





  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Touch shutter
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Metering
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder, live view and video
  10. 10. Dynamic range
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Verdict
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