Panasonic updates its Lumix digital camera range with the DMC-G2

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Panasonic have updated their lauded Lumix digital camera range with the brand new DMC-G2.

The DMC-G2 is the successor to the popular G1 model, and is the world’s first digital interchangeable lens system camera with a hinged LCD touchscreen. It’s also the lightest ultra-compact DSLR within its range of functions.

The touchscreen can be used to navigate the imaging features on the camera and your photo library, as well one-touch auto-focussing.

“Touch operation is a user interface with which many consumers are both familiar and expect, and we think the LUMIX G2’s touch operation makes it easier and quicker to take photos and videos that have professional-like effects,” said David Briganti, senior product manager for Panasonic Imaging.

The DMC-G2 can also shoot 720p video in AVCHD Lite format, and features a “Wind Cut” function to reduce distracting ambient noise.

Launching in June in black, red and blue colours, the camera will ship with a 14-42 mm kit lens. No news on pricing yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Gerald Lynch