Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Panasonic Lumix GF2 samples

The Panasonic GF2 is a bit smaller than the GF1, which is kewl enough. But I was wondering how the chip would be doing, since unfortunately above ISO 800 it was not so great on the first one, not really usable.
Well, I think it looks  promising. Here it is at 1600 ISO, and here at 3200 ISO, the latter very stressing for the size of sensor. I think 1600 is just great, and 3200 is very usable in many situations. It only gets bad at 6400, which should be reserved for needs-must situations.   Note though that the samples are scaled down quite a bit from full camera size, that's because they were reviewing a prototype and so they weren't allowed to post full-size samples. So it's possible that the final camera makes the photos slightly different (hopefully even better if they must change). This makes for a bit of wait for final judgment and comparison to GF1. I think it clear that it's better, but how dramatic it is, we don't know yet.


emptyspaces said...

Totally agree! 1600 looks really good. 3200 plus a little Lightroom noise reduction would be pretty good, too. Truly an improvement over the other model, at least in this sense.

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