Image: Hugh Threlfall
June 06 2011
This terrific-looking camera is currently the numero uno pinup of those who love small, interchangeable-lens cameras for their knack of doing most of what a gigantic DSLR does in a device that is almost pocketable.
As I discovered on a trip to central Africa recently, the GF2 feels superb and the photos it produces are astonishingly sharp and luminous – in a special league. But despite the GF2 being wonderful in most ways, I can only give it a qualified recommendation as the functionality and ergonomics bugged me. The LCD is, uniquely, a touch screen, which I kept touching accidentally with my sausage fingers, messing things up. A couple of the manual controls I also found tricky, and the reaction time to changing light and focus a touch slow. But my photos are so beautiful it was almost worth the hassle. Try it: you might get on better.