Panasonic has officially launched the Lumix GF2, which is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens snapper in its range - measuring in at 19 per cent smaller, and 7 per cent lighter than the GF1.

On board the GF2, you'll find a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, compatibility with the 3D interchangeable Lumix G 12.5mm / F12 lens, and full 1080p video recording.

On the back is a 3-inch touchscreen LCD display with a 460k-dot resolution and there's AF tracking and multiple AF modes. The new Venus Engine FHD image processor on board has enhanced noise reduction, meaning that you can shoot higher ISO levels without worrying about noise levels.

Panasonic has also brought in a new touch menu, entitled the Q-menu, which can be customised with your own preferences and handy shortcuts.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, to give it its full title, is encased in a solid aluminium body and will come in black, silver, white or red. It comes bundled with either the DMC-GF2C 14mm F2.5 lens kit or the DMC-GF2K 14-42mm zoom lens kit. 

It's due out in January 2011 and pricing is to be announced "approximately 30 days prior to shipment".

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