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Panasonic’s tiny GF2 enters the frame

World’s smallest, lightest digital interchangeable lens compact system camera announced

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras were always supposed to take the lump out of shooting SLR-style shots. But much as we loved Panasonic’s GF1 and its ilk, they were a little chubby for pocketing.

Enter the GF1’s little brother, the GF2. It’s 20 per cent smaller than its Lumix sibling and tips the scales a notch less as well. Panasonic reckons it’s the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash. It’s also got a proddable display with a new touch-friendly interface and mod-cons like touch focus.

As for quality, we won’t know till we’ve tried it, but if we’re as impressed by the GF2’s 12.1MP stills and 1080p vids as we were with its predecessor’s imaging savvy, you won’t have anything to worry about. In fact, one of our few gripes about the GF1 was the lack of built-in image stabilisation. That’s now been fixed.

Sounds too good to be true? That’s because you haven’t seen the pricing, which starts at £600 with a kit lens. We’ll have a review up soon to tell you if it’s worth the extra notes.

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