Panasonic G2 Price & Availability Watch

First published on: Saturday, 10 July 2010

The prices of most digital cameras trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Panasonic DMC-G2 Micro Four Thirds electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens digital camera.

The Panasonic G2 is the successor to the Panasonic DMC-G1 and is the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera to have touch-control shooting. The touch sensitive 460K dot 3.0” LCD allows you to just touch any desired part of the image and the G2 will automatically focus (AF) on the subject immediately.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
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The DMC-G2 was announced on Sunday, 7 March 2010, and features an 12.1 MP (Megapixels), m4/3 (2x crop factor) Live MOS CMOS sensor and a HD movie capture mode with 1280 x 720 (1080P, 16:9) @ 30 fps using AVCHD Lite.

Dimensions (W x H x D) are 124 x 83.6 x 74 mm / 4.88 x 3.29 x 2.91 inch (excluding protrusions).

Weight depends on the attached lens:


  1. Approx. 593 g / 20.92 oz ?SD Memory Card, Battery, 14-42 mm lens included)

  2. Approx. 810 g / 28.57 oz ?SD Memory Card, Battery, 45-200 mm lens included)

  3. Approx. 371 g / 13.09 oz ?Body only)

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the best and latest prices and availability information on the Lumix DMC-G2 and accessories.

The G2 is sold in three colors: black, blue and red, and prices may vary between them.

The G2 is currently available as a kit (outfit) with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens.

Click on the links to access the latest in-stock and availability information.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Black): $724.15 ($74.74 price drop since the last update).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Blue): $724.95 ($74.05 price reduction).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Red): $724.15 ($74.85 price decrease).

Typical accessories and additional lenses for the Lumix G2
Panasonic DMW-MA1 4/3 Four Thirds Mount Adapter: $104.99. This is used to mount the full range of legacy Four Thirds lenses on the G2.

Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Battery (referred to as DMW-BLB13PP in the operating manual): $45.29. It’s a good idea to get a second, backup battery for your DMC-G2. This way, you can be sure your camera continues to have a power source during extended shooting sessions.

Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom Lens: $277.00. In 35mm terms, this lens goes into super telephoto territory with a 90-400mm reach.

For storage, the G2 uses SD, SDHC or the latest SDXC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing (Oct 29, 2009), the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video and high resolution images, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

You might want to consider downloading the Panasonic G2 Manual for a little reading while waiting for your camera to arrive.

Good luck shopping for your Panasonic G2!

Price History Archive / Trend

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Black): $798.89

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Blue): $799.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 12.1 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens (Red): $799.00

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