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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2K 12.1 Megapixels Micro System Digital SLR Camera with 14mm - 42mm f/3.5-f/5.6 Lens, 720p AVCHD Lite/Motion JPEG Movies, Black

SKU: IPCDMCG2K MFR: DMCG2K
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The compact and lightweight (19.68 oz, 558 g) Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2K Interchangeable Lens System Digital Camera with a Micro Four Thirds Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph./Mega O.I.S. lens makes taking photos fun and simple. The G2 features full-time Live View which works with both the LCD and the Live View Finder. This means that you see before you shoot how adjusting the exposure compensation, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the image.

The movable 3.0" (7.6cm) LCD Touch Screen allows image capture, engagement of special shooting modes and playback with a simple touch. For example, via the LCD you can engage the iA (Intelligent Auto) feature which automatically selects one of six specialized modes to optimize exposure and focus for the particular subject you are shooting. If you are covering a sporting event or you're capturing precious images of your fast-moving toddler for example, iA will engage AF Tracking which follows the subject's trail and continuously keep it in focus until the shutter release is pressed.

When your subjects are groups of people, such as friends and family, iA can enlist the Face Recognition mode in which the G2 will recognize up to 3 faces and optimize focus and exposure. The convenience of face recognition even goes one step further as the G2 allows you to pre-register subjects in the camera with full-face portraits so when you compose your photo the names of the registered people show up on the LCD.

Whether using the touch screen or the dedicated video record button, the G2 shoots HD movies in Motion JPEG or AVCHD Lite formats, allowing up to 180 minutes of continuous recording time while retaining excellent image quality and sound. You can engage the camera's Movie mode for a variety of professional-like movie effects such as blurring images that transition into focus.

With advanced technology and convenient touch screen operation, the Lumix G2 appeals to advanced photographers as well as novices who want excellent image quality, user-friendly features and interchangeable lenses without the complexity and weight of a digital SLR.

Key Features

  • Double Live View: Full-time Live View works with both the LCD and the Live View Finder. This means that, no matter which way you shoot, you see before you shoot how adjusting the exposure compensation, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the image
  • The Live View Finder has large, approximately 1.4x (0.7x in 35mm format), magnification and an approximate 100% field of view. This combines with 1,440,000-dot equivalent resolution to make it easy to get the exact image that you see through the lens
  • The large 3.0 inch (7.6cm) LCD rotates 180° horizontally and 270° vertically, making it easy to capture dynamic shots from extreme angles without getting into an awkward position
  • When the lighting around you changes, the LCD backlighting level automatically changes too, so you get comfortable, easy-on-the-eyes viewing at all times
  • Just touch the LCD to indicate the subject and the G2 focuses on it instantly. Choose from four AF modes to match the conditions. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch, for a completely new way to shoot
  • In iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, simply touch the subject on the LCD and the LUMIX G2 automatically selects the optimal scene mode. The G2 automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus and brightness problems to capture great photos
  • Adjust the exposure compensation by sliding your finger on the aperture and shutter speed settings in the exposure meter shown on the LCD. The range in which appropriate exposure is not possible is shown in red, so you can intuitively grasp the corresponding aperture and shutter speed combinations
  • A touch is all it takes to make a variety of settings, including photo size, ISO sensitivity and white balance. You spend less time fiddling with the camera and more time getting great shots
  • The hybrid Lumix G2 lets you take both high quality photos and HD movies. You can shoot breathtaking HD (1280x 720) movies in AVCHD Lite (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • Record for a longer time without running out of memory because AVCHD Lite stores less data than Motion JPEG while maintaining stunning image clarity and detail. A dedicated button on the top lets you instantly start recording movies while shooting photos, without having to make any extra settings
  • Motion Picture P mode makes it extremely easy to shoot beautiful HD movies. You can freely set the degree of soft focusing in the background to capture rich, emotionally expressive HD movie images
  • Select iA mode and the G2 automatically activates a host of advanced functions and technologies that make it easy to capture beautiful HD movies
  • The Intelligent Scene Selector function automatically selects the most suitable Scene mode for the shooting situation you are in. These scene modes include: Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Close-up or Sunset
  • This function recognizes the faces of up to three people that have been pre-registered in the camera and displays their names on the LCD. The Lumix G2 then optimizes the focus and brightness of the recognized faces and captures them clearly and beautifully
  • The Face Detection AF/AE function determines if there are any faces in the image and adjusts the focus and exposure to capture them correctly
  • Once you focus on your subject, AF Tracking automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus, even if it moves, until you press the shutter release. This feature is ideal for shooting sports or fast-moving children
  • In the Intelligent Exposure mode the camera can correct the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash
  • If the subject moves as you shoot, the Intelligent ISO control automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed to help prevent subject blur
  • My Color mode makes it easy to capture creative images. Just aim the camera and select any of seven preset effects, including Silhouette, Expressive, Pure and others, while checking the image in Live View
  • The Custom setting lets you adjust the color, brightness and saturation to your liking, to further expand your creative palette
  • Users can touch one thumbnail viewed among many to quickly and easily see the full size of the desired photo. Also, to view images one-by-one, photos can be dragged across the screen to browse as though flipping the pages of a book
  • The Lumix G2 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital image and sound signals. Just connect it to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (optional). It's also easy to enjoy slideshows in which both photos and movies are played according to the recorded timeline
  • On a Viera TV, you can control the camera's playback functions with Viera's remote control unit
  • Simply take your SDXC, SDHC, or SD memory card from the G2 and slip it into the card slot of a Viera or Blu-ray disc player and you're ready to view HD images. For even greater impact and entertainment fun, you can add background music and image effects to your image slideshows
  • To complement its high-quality video capabilities, the LUMIX G2 features advanced audio options, as sound is recorded with Dolby Digital Creator (included) and an optional accessory stereo microphone can be attached
  • A Wind Cut function further enhances the sound as it helps reduce noise caused from background wind
  • The Venus Engine HD II incorporates two CPUs. This not only boosts image processing speed, it also helps achieve an exceptional noise-reduction performance. Also, the two CPUs of the Venus Engine HD II allow long-time movie recording in AVCHD Lite while maintaining low power consumption
  • The Venus Engine HD II features a new circuit that makes Intelligent Resolution Technology possible too
  • In iA mode, the Lumix G2 automatically identifies parts with outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas and optimizes the edge emphasis on the outlines and detailed texture areas while using the Venus Engine noise reduction process to make the soft gradation areas smoother
  • The G2 helps eliminate the possibility of dust by placing a Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor, vibrating around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles. This keeps the image sensor clean at all times
  • The Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 Asph./Mega O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), using gyro sensors built into the lens, to suppress the blur caused by a shaky hand and make it easy to shoot clear photographs even in low-light situations
  • Adopting an inner-focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high-speed AF (Auto Focus) system of Lumix G cameras

Technical Specs

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Mega Pixels
Image Sensor Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels:13.1 Megapixels
Color filter: Primary color filter
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Focus Type: Contrast AF system / Focus mode: AFS/AFC/MF
AF mode: Face detection/AF Tracking/23-area-focusing/1-area-focusing /Touch(1area-focusing in Face detection/AF Tracking/Multi-area-focusing/1area-focusing)
AF detective range EV 0-18 (F3.5 lens, ISO 100)
Focus Others Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), MF Assist (5x, 10x)
AF/AE Lock Focus: AF Lock (AF/AE LOCK button or Shutter button halfway pressed in AFs mode)
Exposure AE Lock (AF/AE Button or Shutter button halfway pressed)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / Intelligent ISO
White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Shade/Halogen/Flash/White Set 1,2/Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber Bias
Magenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Auto Bracketing (AE) 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±2 EV
Light Metering System 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait(Normal/SoftSkin/Out-Indoor/Creative)/Scenery(Norm./Nature/Arch./Creative)/Sports(Norm./Out-indoor/Creative)/Closeup(Flower/Food/Object/Creative)/NightPort.(NightPort./NightScene./Illum./Creative)/SCN(Sunset/Party/Baby1/2/Pet/Periph.Defocus)
Movie Scene Mode Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Sports (Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / Low-light / SCN (Sunset/Party/Portrait)
Movie Scene Mode Note Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Motion picture Button. Still Image SCN mode without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in Normal mode or other related mode.
Shutter Speed/Shutter System Type: Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)
Self Timer 2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21) + Quicktime
Motion Image: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 3000(L), 2816 x 2112(M), 2048 x 1536(S)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2672(L) / 2816 x 1880 (M) / 2048 x 1360 (S)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2248 (L) / 2816 x 1584 (M) / 1920 x 1080 (S)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2992 x 2992(L), 2112 x 2112(M), 1504 x 1504(S)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1280x720 pixels 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Image (AVCHD Lite) NTSC: [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30fps)(SH: 17Mbps, H: 13Mbps, L: 9Mbps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Title Edit Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes
Protection/Erase Protection: Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Viewfinder Live View Finder(1,440,000 dots equiv)
Magnification: Approx. 1.4x/0.7x(35mm film camera equiv) w/50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Field of view: approx. 100%
Eye point: approx. 17.5mm
Diopiter Adjust: -4.0 ~ +4.0 [m-1]
Auto eye sensor Yes
LCD Monitor Type: Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
Monitor size: Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels:460K dots
Field of view:Approx.100%
Monitor Adjust.: Brightness(7 levels), Color (7 levels)
LCD mode Off / Auto Power LCD / Power LCD
Live View Digital Zoom:2x,4x
ExtraOpticalZoom:Max.2x(Not effective with L size recording. Mag. ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion image: 3.1x(SH/H/L-AVCHD Lite and HD/WVGA in MotionJPEG),4.2x(VGA/QVGA in MotionJPEG)
Live View: Other Functions Guide Lines (3 patterns)/Real-time Histogram
Film Mode Color: Standard / Dynamic / Nature / Smooth / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and white: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others: My Film1 / My Film2 / Multi Film
Playback Mode Normal playback 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.) Slide show, Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Motion Picture/Category/Favorite), Face recognition Edit
OSD Language English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Microphone Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
Speaker Yes
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Stereo / Monaural
Direct Print PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1250mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger/AC Adapter (Input: 110-240V AC, DC Cable is required)
Battery Life CIPA standard: Approx. 380 images (LCD), Approx. 410 images (LVF) with H-FS014042
Approx. 350 images (LCD), Approx. 380 images (LVF) with H-FS045200
Operating Humidity 10% to 80%
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Built-in-Flash Type: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN11 equivalent (ISO 100-m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed: Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjustment 1/3EV Step ±2EV
Flash Synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync. , 2nd Curtain Sync.
Hot shoe TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE
QuickTime
USB Driver
DPOF Print Setting/Set Production Print Set, Protect
Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling Yes / Yes / Yes / No
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Continuous recordable time-Motion images AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 180 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 160 min with H-FS045200
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 180 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 160 min with H-FS045200
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 100 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 90 min with H-FS045200
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 100 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 90 min with H-FS045200
My Color Mode (Still Image only) Expressive/Retro/Pure/Elegant/Monochrome/Dynamic Art/Silhouette/Custom(Color/Brightness/Saturation/ adjustable)
Burst Speed H: 3.2 frames/sec, M: 2.6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Burst Shooting Number of recordable images: 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files)
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size and compression)
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Rotate, Rotate Display, Favorite
Video Divide Yes
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC
Remote / External microphone input 2.5mm. stereo mini jack
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 83.6 x 74mm / 4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 in (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 593g / 20.92 oz (SD card, Battery, 14-42mm lens included)
Approx. 810g / 28.57 oz (SD card, Battery, 45-200mm lens included)
Approx. 371g / 13.09 oz (Body only)
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