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The New Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 with Touch Control

Panasonic announces the 12.1 megapixel DMC-G2, the world's 1st interchangeable lens camera with touch-control shooting, which offers you a new kind of shooting. The G2 is equipped with the new Venus Engine HD II processor, double Live-View function, AVCHS Lite high definition movie recording, popular My Color Mode and Intelligent Auto mode. The G2 adopts touch-control shooting in an interchangeable lens system camera, once you lock on the subject by touch, the camera tracks the subject even if it moves with the AF tracking function...

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All about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2World's First Interchangeable Lens System Camera with Touch-Control Shooting

The New Lumix G2
Part of the highly commended Lumix G Micro System of digital still cameras, the 12.1 megapixel DMC-G2 is stylish, sophisticated and packed with features – whilst remaining committed to ease of use even for beginners. Standing out from the crowd, the new DMC-G2 is the world's first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-control shooting (*1), offering consumers an entirely new kind of system camera shooting.

With a feature set to be proud of – including a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the new Venus Engine HD II processor, double Live-View function, AVCHS Lite high definition movie recording, popular My Colour Mode and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode – to name but a few, the DMC-G2 offers revolutionary shooting ease and comfort.

The intuitive touch-control shooting- world's first in an interchangeable lens system camera

Continuing to push the boundaries, Panasonic's new DMC-G2 adopts touch-control shooting for the first time in an interchangeable lens system camera. AF is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the large, 460,000-dot LCD. You can even release the shutter using a single touch.

Once you lock on the subject by touch, the camera tracks the subject even if it moves with the AF tracking function. Just one touch on the screen lets you select the part and size of the AF area with the 1-area AF. The 1-area AF in Face Detection even allows you to set finer focus on the persons eye while capturing a great portrait.. The Multi-area AF allows users to set a group of AF point according to the composition. With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched, for example, a touch on a human face switches to the portrait mode and the a touch on the background or a scenery to the scenery mode while a touch on the subject close to the camera to the macro mode. In the manual focusing, you can enlarge the key part of the subject by just a touch to select 1x, 5x or 10x zoom. The touch operation dramatically reduces the time of changing settings in the menu, too.

The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can play back the image you want by touching on the one in the thumbnail. To play back images one by one in order, you can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse the collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book. Max.16x of enlargement is also easy with touches.

Free-Angle LCD

The large, high resolution LCD with wide viewing angle rotates 180° from side to and tilts 270° up and down offers approx.100% of field of view. The free-angle LCD with a touch-screen operation makes both monitoring and touching at any physical position.  
The double Live-View function offered by the large and bright 3.0-inch 460,000-dot free-angle Intelligent LCD and 1,440,000-dot 1.4x (0.7x (*2)) Live View Finder makes it possible to see how settings results in the picture in advance to the shooting. The 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the new Venus Engine HD II integrating Intelligent Resolution technology assure high image quality in both photo and movie recording.

Despite the incorporation of the high-performance LCD, the DMC-G2 remains small and light to offer excellent portability.

Additional information: All about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
March 7, 2010
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