LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GF2 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
GF2 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GF2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
GF2 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GF2 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic GF2 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GF2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in AVCHD and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic GF2 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
GF2 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic GF2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect GF2 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GF2 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 353 shots, Panasonic GF2 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GF2 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GF2 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GF2 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GF2 is $381.59