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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP (Black)

Panasonic G1 is famous for two things: (1) among all cameras with interchangeable lenses, G1 is the first of its kinds to have “turned its back” from the classic optical viewfinders to the more practical live-like capture view through a built-in LCD and (2) it is also the first camera in the world to have met the Micro Four Thirds standard.

Given these two pioneering traits, although G1 still possess the outward DSLR appearance, to many people this camera is but the symbol of the commencement of a new era where single-lens reflex cameras have lost their dominance.

Nonetheless, the absence of a video-recording function in G1 definitely drags down the reputation that this DSLR has earned so far. In a time when video recording has become a common feature amongst SLR cameras, G1 would really seem a little bit odd. Yet, for those who really can’t do without video recording capabilities, Panasonic has already released GH1 and GF1 out in the market to compensate for G1’s limitations.

But that was some months ago. As of now Panasonic has already unveiled G1’s successors: G2 and G10 which are pretty much like their predecessor but with more functionality. In order to compete with mid-price DSLR cameras already saturating the market, Panasonic adjusted the viewfinder resolution of these two successors. But cutting down on the camera viewfinder’s extremely high resolution, Panasonic is able to reduce production cost thereby allowing the company to sell the new cameras at a lower price.

G2 and G10 have so far silenced the complaints and criticisms which their predecessor has so long endured. As for G2, here are its key features:

- 12.1 MP with a 4/3 “Live MOs” sensor

- 1.4 MP electronic viewfinder

- 3-inch LCD, touchscreen, multi-angle

- “Venus Engine HD II” (this allows the camera to auto adjust resolutions)

- 720p video capture, Mpeg or AVCHD formats

- Port for an external microphone (for better audio capturing for videos)

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