Some Photos I Took with The Panasonic GF2

You’ve already seen what great videos the Panasonic GF2 can do. Now check out its quality on normal photographs. To see the full sized photos, go to my Flickr gallery.

The GF2 is a 12 Megapixel Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. It’s basically a DSLR in a compact sized camera. With the 14mm f/2.5 lens, the GF2 is small enough to easily fit into a jacket pocket or purse. Size is very important to me since I’ve found that the bigger the camera, the more it stays home. What good is a product if you don’t use it? I take the GF2 with me everywhere and it’s always available to take that spontaneous photo or video.

The image quality of the GF2 shocks me every time I use it. People can’t believe this level of quality can be achieved with a compact digital camera. The 14mm f/2.5 wide angle lens is very good for taking low light shots and has a depth of field which allows me to blur the background or foreground and focus on the main object. Focusing is done with the 3β€³ touch display – just tap what I want to focus on and the camera does the rest. I can also take pictures by tapping on the screen.

The only downside is the price. The GF2 with the 14mm lens sells for $699 at Amazon.com. That’s not inexpensive by any means. However, for the blogger looking for the ultimate in quality and compactness, you won’t find a better digital camera than this one.

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66 thoughts on “Some Photos I Took with The Panasonic GF2”

  1. Fazal Mayar says:

    I luv it , definitely a nice camera for sure! it looks crystal clear as if the picture is real!

    1. Hey John,

      Great pictures especially the blurring of the background is impressive. Can you zoom in with the original lens that comes with the camera? If so, I wonder at what ratio. 3x or more?

      I can’t wait to see the camera up close. Small size is really important to me too. If it fits in a pocket then I want it.

      1. John Chow says:

        The prime lens I’m using has no zoom. There are many zoom lens available for it. The zoom lens are bigger and will make the GF2 less portable but still way more easy to carry around than a DSLR.

        1. Abhik says:

          Go with a 2x tele converter πŸ™‚

        2. Thanks John,

          I think I’d better wait till I see the camera up close when you are in Vancouver. There’s nothing like being able to examine it closely before buying it.

          I don’t need zoom most of the time but a few times I really needed it and I know that once in a while the need to zoom will arise. Carrying the big lenses around is a burden so I’d be doing it only very rarely when anticipating the need for zooming in.

          When I was in Hawaii for example, at the annual surfing competition of Billabong Pipe Masters, not having a zoom was a real handicap.

          1. John Chow says:

            Yes you really have to anticipate the shooting situation you’ll be in. If I were going to Hawaii and taking nature shots, I would bring the zoom for sure. While the zoom lenses are bigger than the prime lenses, they’re still a lot smaller than a normal 35mm DSRL lens.

    2. John Rampton says:

      So true! They look good

  2. Justin says:

    Damn, Those pictures are so clear. My Nikon sucks.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Agreed, those photos are some of the best I’ve seen! Awesome stuff John. You’ve been blogging about this camera quite a bit and I can see why. It’s amazing.

    2. Abhik says:

      I bet you have a normal point and shoot digital camera.. Go for a DSLR πŸ™‚

    3. I think, it depends upon camera quality.

  3. Pictures are looks super and clear

    1. Yep it’s very clear, and the price also it’s not expensive at all. $699,

      1. I have to agree.. its almost a steal at $700.

        1. 700$ only? im definitely consireding getting it when I get some money… I need a camera as my family is big and we need some recording sometimes . πŸ˜›

          1. PPC Ian says:

            Agreed, $700 seems like a great price for such amazing quality. It’s definitely a good investment for both family and business use. Something like this could really help someone launch an amazing YouTube channel!

        2. I think that it is very expensive. Most cameras of this size are much cheaper. Not all but most.

          1. John Chow says:

            As a compact digital camera, it’s very expensive. As a DSLR, it’s a bargain. πŸ™‚

        3. John Rampton says:

          Saw one one ebay today for $550!

  4. work online says:

    These are really Awesome Dear,i appreciate to you,
    Pictures are looks super and clear.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Great picture quality.Thanks for sharing John.

  6. Wow, JD is a great thing. ‘How have we been able to live without so far?

    1. πŸ™‚ JD means HD

      1. John Rampton says:

        lol, now that’s pretty funny!

  7. The pictures really look like they were taken from a DSLR camera. It is a bit expensive for $699 but I believe the ease of bringing it makes it worth it.

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s because it’s pretty much is a DSLR. πŸ™‚

      1. Abhik says:

        Looks like a point and shoot camera πŸ™‚

        1. PPC Ian says:

          I guess that’s the benefit of a camera like this! High quality, but really easy to use and easy to carry around!

  8. singer divya says:

    wow, the clarity is really nice, and especially the baby looking cute, may i know whos that baby.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That is so cool, John! I did not know that Sally had her own blog. Wow! Quite impressive. πŸ™‚

      2. John Rampton says:

        When did she put up a blog? I had no clue

  9. Those pictures are very crisp. You got yourself a good camera.

    1. they really are of unbelievable quality, the detail is so sharp. Im kinda wanting one now

  10. Very sharp and the detailing is awesome. It’s amazing to see that you don’t need to bother with investing in an SLR the size of the Hubble Space Telescope to get images like these anymore.

  11. Abhik says:

    Awesome qualities..
    But John, the original image resolution is 540×309.. It’s pretty small compared to the HD videos the camera can take. Did you edited the images?

    1. I think John didn’t edit the photo at all.

    2. John Chow says:

      The original resolution is 4,000×2,250. You have to check my Flickr account to see them.

  12. Hi John your photo it’s look clear! Really nice one!!

  13. Radman says:

    Nice pics – I just hope the Nikon Coolpix S8100 12MP /with slow motion video (240 fps) at less than 1/2 the price of the GF2 I have coming in the mail will stand up to your images. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the post…. I think.

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s not going to happen. The image sensor in the GF2 is 9 times larger than 1/2.5″ sensors typically used in compact digital cameras like the Coolpix.

    2. Hmm, take a picture of that. We will see it.

  14. Works like a regular DSLR camera. If this thing can output in RAW, any blogger would definitely find this to be a must have, and drop the need for a dslr.

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it can output RAW but I mostly just leave it in jpeg because of less workflow.

  15. fas says:

    Awesome picture quality. I wonder what the new lenses will do.

    1. John Chow says:

      Depends on what you want to do with the camera. They have lens for night shots, macros, fish eye, sports, distances, etc. I’m looking at getting a 25mm f/0.95 lens but they cost $1,500 to $2,500.

      1. I guess for sports its always better to use a dslr.

      2. Abhik says:

        $2500.. You’ll get the best one form Cannon’s range

  16. You can never go wrong with the GF2 primarily because of its lenses. I have a dslr and a gf2 and the latter is perfect for those times when you don’t need to lug around a bulky camera. Nice buy John

  17. its picture quality is super then my sony

    1. This is high quality camera, that is the reason, it is super quality.

  18. Nishi Singh says:

    Those images are crisp and well taken specially the one on the up, the nature one.

  19. Work online says:

    Hi John you are doing really good work Awesome pictures qualities..

  20. John Rampton says:

    Thanks for the post, I checked out this camera on ebay. May have to get one!

  21. anitha says:

    its clarity looks nice when compare with other ones

  22. Ashish Patel says:

    i think i have to buy one lol, the pictures are of great clarity. πŸ™‚

    1. What use with buying? You cannot get the same near your place.

  23. David Hodge says:

    It is a excellent camera, and you also use this for video on Dot com Pho ?

    1. This image is pretty cool. Awesome work.

  24. work online says:

    Hi Zk,
    Why You not here,i Want to see your comments about these pictures…..

  25. Work online says:

    Hey,
    when will your then i “ll give you this gift http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5528310770_49edb117eb_o.jpg,it is really awesome picture.

  26. The Photos are Looking Good. Thanks for Sharing.

  27. Clarity will be nice i think with panasonic

  28. wow, really its cool pix. especially the steel steps picture is cool

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