Panasonic China leaks the GF2!

The chinese text at Panasonic.cn says:

As a replacement model for the hotselling GF1, the GF2 has reduced approx 19% of its volume and reduced approx 7% of its weight, becoming the world’s lightest interchangeable lens body. Additionally with this size advantage, the GF2 uses a 12MP Live MOS Sensor, allowing for a 1920×1080 at 60i(NTSC) or 50i(PAL) video using AVCHD codec. With the use of a new bounce flash system, it prevents vignetting from the photos taken with flash at a close distance. Panasonic’s “My Colours and 460K 3” LCD, allows for better photography simulation/ideas, bringing a better user viewing experience.

In summary:
– 19% less volume and 7% less weight
– 12 Megapixel
– 1080i (60i/50i)
– Built-in flash
– LCD has 460.00 dot resolution

P.S.: Thanks “FF” for the translation!

(FT5) Panasonic GF2 image spotted in Paris!!!

Thanks to a french 43rumors reader we can show you the very first picture of the Panasonic GF2!!! The picture shows the advertising at “Salon de la Photo” in Paris (the event starts tomorrow). The GF2 looks like the Panasonic LX5! And with the new Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens lens it is the smallest mirrorless kit on earth! It has 12 megapixel (The same G2 sensor), records FullHD, a complete new imaging processor, touchscreen and announcement is expected at 6am London time (November 4th). Follow 43rumors! We will keep you updated with all news and previews!

We don’t know the price of the GF2 but we expect it to be close to the current Panasonic GF1 (Click here to check the price!)

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(FT5) Panasonic GF2 to be announced on November the 4th at 6am London time

Finally we know the exact date and hour of the Panasonic GF2 announcement.

November the 4th (Thursday) at:

– 1am New York City time
– 6am London time
– 7am Berlin time
– 3pm Tokyo time

As usual I will not sleep the night before the announcement to keep you updated with all last minute leaks and first press releases and previews. I would be very happy if you could send me everything you can find about the GF2 to share it with all 43rumors readers. Thanks!

Spread the word! See you at 6am (London time) on 43rumors ;)
Ale

P.S.: Received many mails from people asking me if the GF2 has a Fuji X100 or so called “rangefinder style”. The answer is pretty obvious…it’s “No”!

(FT5) The GF2 is a perfect camera for beginners.


A fake GF2 image created by Blog.livedoor.jp.

Those who tested the camera said the GF2 is a very easy to use camera. The usability of the GF2 is much better than the current Sony NEX cameras (we compare the GF2 with the NEX because of the similar size). There are no big design changes (it’s thinner and less high and has a different button layout than the GF1). I guess Panasonic goal was to create a minimalistic, easy to use, tiny and cheap Micro Four Thirds camera to appeal beginners (maybe the GF2 is the reason behind the recent Panasonic LX5 price drops on Amazon).

We have not many specs now. We know it has the same G2 sensor (12 Megapixel) and faster AF.
P.S.: Touchscreen (not confirmed yet but highly probable).

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