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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2KK 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Lens (Black)

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  • 16.05-megapixel multi-aspect Live MOS Sensor
  • Fast Light Speed AF for quick, clear photo capture
  • Full HD video capability
  • 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD for intuitive touch-control shooting
  • Kit includes 14-42mm lens
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: In-depth review by dpreview.com

Read the full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 preview at dpreview.com
Our review of Panasonic's DMC-GH2 video-optimized Micro Four Thirds camera. The GH2, launched back at Photokina 2010 is the replacement for the company's GH1 and retains a position as one of the most flexible HD shooters in the stills/video crossover market. In addition to subjecting it to our standard tests, we've looked at the GH2's video capabilities in more depth than we've ever done, including contributions from respected film-maker Uwe Steinmueller. We have also partnered with video sharing site Vimeo to offer embedded previews of video footage for the first time, while still making the original files available for download.

Read the full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 in-depth review at dpreview.com


Product Details

Size: 14-42mm Lens Kit
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 4.9 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0043VE27Y
  • Item model number: DMC-GH2K-K Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,579 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2010

Product Description

Size: 14-42mm Lens Kit

From the Manufacturer


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2KK Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) with 14-42mm lens, 16MP Live MOS Sensor, Full HD Movie, Touch LCD, Black


Astonishing Live Action Video Recording Capabilities
Full HD Video

The GH2 is perfect for shooting video, with a cinema-like 24Mbps bit rate, a dedicated Cinema Mode, which has been developed to compliment the LUMIX standard Film Mode, and the newly added Variable Movie Mode. This gives the camera considerable live action power. The DMC-GH2 DSLR camera can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in astonishing smooth 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL), doubling the sensor output from 24p / 25p to 60p / 50p. You can create movies with stunning image quality, expressive afterimage, superior gradation and variable frame rates for interesting effects. In addition, the DMC-GH2 features advanced Intelligent Resolution technology. Rather than uniformly enhanced sharpness, advanced Intelligent Resolution precisely optimizes signal processing to give the entire image outstandingly natural clarity and fine detail. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in videos as well as in photos.

16.05-megapixel Live MOS Sensor

Panasonic has refined its digital imaging technology, improving image quality to a level that matches, and in some cases surpasses, that of traditional DSLR cameras. The newly developed 16.05-megapixel multi-aspect Live MOS sensor has been added to Panasonic's original pixel mix technology. The GH2 is able to achieve both high image resolution and a high aperture ratio thanks to its combination of a top of the line transistor and reduced wiring, which allows for high speed digital circuit performance with low noise. A maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 12800 allows shooting in extremely dark places.

Focus So Fast & So Precise Even Professional Photographers are Pleased
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2K Compact Mirrorless Digital CameraLight Speed AF quickly locks onto fast moving subjects for crisp still and video images
Light Speed AF

With Contrast AF (Auto Focus), the image sensor controls your focus giving you a greater range to create your vivid frame. The DMC-GH2K offers a state of the art level Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second which is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by doubling the drive speed from 60 frames per second to 120 frames per second. With AF Touch, setting and focusing the subject is incredibly easy and quick, never missing the spur-of-the-moment. Additionally, Light Speed AF quickly locks onto a subject, making it possible to capture even fast moving subjects like your son, the dirt bike rider.

Touch Control 3.0-inch Free-angle LCD

DMC-GH2 offers touch-control shooting right from the 3.0-inch Free-angle large, 460,000-dot LCD that rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down. The auto focus, shutter release and most of the camera's settings are immediately set to the subject with just a tab on the LCD screen making it possible for you to change settings in seconds so that you never miss a shot, even while recording video. Reviewing photos has never been easier, thanks to the GH2's touch control playback and playback zoom. Scroll through images, drag and zoom with a flick of your finger.

If you prefer the flexibility of manual settings, the DMC-GH2 gives you plenty of options with its touch-enabled manual control. You can tweak aperture, shutter speed, exposure levels, fine white balance, vertical and horizontal alignment easily simply by sliding your finger across the LCD display. Even if you don't have any experience with manual operation you'll be able to master various settings in no time at all.

Venus Engine Produces Clear, Crisp Photo and Video Images, Reduces Noise and Regulates Exposure.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2K Compact Mirrorless Digital CameraVenus Engine produces clear, crisp photo and video images, reduces noise and regulates exposure.
Venus Engine

The GH2 DSLR camera incorporated a Venus Engine featuring exceptional signal processing for photo and video with 3 CPUs and approximately 1.8x processing performance compared to a standard 2 CPU System. High speed burst shooting and smooth video recording in full HD are supported. There is also an advanced noise reduction system that processes chromatic noise and luminance noise separately. Images are reproduced with superior clarity and detail, even when shooting at high ISO levels. The noise reduction process also prevents color mixing around the edges and in gradation areas, applying selective noise reduction to outlines for more naturally balanced photos without sacrificing resolution quality.

iA Mode with Intelligent D-Range Control
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2K Compact Mirrorless Digital CameraiA Mode automatically sets image optimization functions while D-Range Control ensures optimal lighting.
iA Photo & Movie

Panasonic has pioneered Intelligent Auto Mode automated processes for compact point-and-shoot cameras, and now applies that trusted technology to the interchangeable lens system G Series. The result is a camera that has all the power and creative control of a DSLR with the ease of use of a compact. Just point, aim and shoot, the most popular image optimization functions are activated, letting you take beautiful photos and videos effortlessly. If you think a digital SLR camera is just too complicated for everyday use, think again.

Uneven shadows and highlights can ruin a great picture. Intelligent D-range Control delivers more natural looking photos by optimizing exposure levels for different parts of each image to help preserve gradation and fine detail. There is a backlight compensation feature that is automatically activated when the camera senses a subject against a backlight. You don't have to worry about adjusting lighting conditions, Intelligent D-range Control handles these issues with ease so you can capture beautiful shots in low light, bright sunlight or nighttime, no matter where your subject is located.

Advanced Intelligent Resolution Maximizes Signal Processing for Still and Video Images
Intelligent Resolution Technology

The GH2 has been equipped with an advanced Intelligent Resolution function that enables even greater signal processing power for exceptional photos and HD movies. Intelligent Resolution automatically identifies outlines, detailed textures and soft gradation in every image, to enhance uniform sharpness and apply precise pixel-by-pixel signal processing for the most effective resolution improvement. Whether you are shooting wildlife, landscapes or architectural structures, your images will be exquisitely detailed and clear, without the hassle of making time-consuming manual adjustments.

Intelligent Scene Selector
Scene Selector

Even if you're a novice photographer or just new to the interchangeable lens system, you can take amazing photos and video with the GH2. When the camera is set to iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically chooses the best settings for ambient conditions. All of the most popular scene modes are included in the Intelligent Scene Selector, including; Portrait, Scenery, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Macro. In order to get the best possible results, the camera detects elements such as focus distance, the presence of human faces in the frame and the brightness levels.

H-FS014042 Lens Included

Included with purchase of the DMC-GH2K camera is the H-FS014042 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens. Continuous AF/AE function that supports for both photos and movies. A minimum focus distance of 30cm over the entire zoom range. Contrast AF system support, circular aperture diaphragm and multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare. The LUMIX GH2 is compatible with all G Series interchangeable lenses to suit your studio and field photography needs.

Accessories for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2
H-H020 H-H020
LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH Lens
H-FS45150H-FS45150
LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm H-FS45150 Lens For G Series Cameras
H-HS12035H-HS12035
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH Lens
H-HS35100H-HS35100
Professional Grade X Series 35-100mm F2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens
H-VS014140 H-VS014140
LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens
DMW-FL360DMW-FL360
TTL metering, FP emission capable, external flash GN36

LUMIX G-Series Comparison Chart
Type
Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera
Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera
Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Lens
Body Only
14-42mm Zoom Lens
Body Only
Body Only
14-42mm Zoom Lens
14-42mm Zoom Lens
Image Sensor Type
Live MOS Sensor
Live MOS Sensor
Live MOS Sensor
Live MOS Sensor
Live MOS Sensor
Live MOS Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels
16.05 Megapixels
16.05 Megapixels
16.05 Megapixels
16.05 Megapixels
16.05 Megapixels
16.0 Megapixels
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, / MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, / MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD Ver2.0 compliant / MPEG4-AVC (H.264) : .MOV, .MP4
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Images)
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 150 min with H-PS14042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 150 min with H-FS45150
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 150 min with H-PS14042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 150 min with H-FS45150
AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 230 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 210 min with H-VS014140
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 110 min with H-VS014140Motion Jpeg with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 130 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 120 min with H-VS014140
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 110 min with H-VS014140Motion Jpeg with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 130 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 120 min with H-VS014140
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-PS14042 / Approx. 130 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 150 min with H-H014
Time Code (Motion Images) (Except MP4)
n/a
n/a
ON/OFF, Count Up : Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode : Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable(NTSC only)
n/a
n/a
n/a
WiFi
n/a
n/a
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
n/a
n/a
n/a
Viewfinder Type
Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent),
Field of View: Approx.
100%, Magnification: Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m -1,
Eye Point: Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lens,
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)
Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent),
Field of View: Approx.
100%, Magnification: Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m -1,
Eye Point: Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lens,
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)
OLED Live View Finder (1,744K dots equivalent),
Field of View: Approx. 100%,
Magnification: Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent),
Eye Point: Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens,
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)
Live View Finder (1,533,600 dots equiv.),
Field of View: Approx. 100%,
Magnification: Approx. 1.42x / 0.71x (35mm camera equiv.) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1,
Eye Point: Approx. 17.5mm from eyepiece lens,
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)
Live View Finder (1,533,600 dots equiv.),
Field of View: Approx. 100%,
Magnification: Approx. 1.42x / 0.71x (35mm camera equiv.) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1,
Eye Point: Approx. 17.5mm from eyepiece lens,
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)
n/a
AF Mode
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint Touch (1- area-focusing in Face detection / AF Tracking / Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint)
Other Modes
Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist, Shutter AF, / Half Press Release
Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 200 /400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3, 1EV step) / (Extended ISO125-less under 200, ISO more over 12800-25600 Available) (Up to ISO3200 in Auto)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 400 / 500/ 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 400 / 500/ 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Shutter Speed
Still Images: Bulb (Max.120), 1/4000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Still Images: Bulb (Max.120), 1/4000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb, Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes)
Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes)
Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes) Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Scene Guide (Still Image)
Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Portrait (Normal / Soft Skin / Outdoor / Indoor / Creative) / Scenery (Normal / Nature / Architecture / Creative) / Close-up (Flower / Food / Objects / Creative) / SCN (Peripheral Defocus / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Sunset / Party / Sports / Baby 1,2 /Pet)
Portrait (Normal / Soft Skin / Outdoor / Indoor / Creative) / Scenery (Normal / Nature / Architecture / Creative) / Close-up (Flower / Food / Objects / Creative) / SCN (Peripheral Defocus / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Sunset / Party / Sports / Baby 1,2 /Pet)
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illiminatioms / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Creative Control (Still Image)
Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
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(Still image & Motion image) Expressive / Retro / High key / Low key / Sepia / High Dynamic / Toy effect / Miniature effect

Product Description

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH2 is the latest member of the New Generation System Camera Lumix G Micro System. Fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the Lumix G Micro System combines a downsized body with advanced functions that achieve both high performance and operational comfort.The cinema-like 24p movie with the bit rate of max. 24 Mbps provides overwhelming image quality with richly expressive afterimage. Furthermore, together with the Cinema mode, which is newly added as an option of popular Film mode, 24p movie enables the movie to have a characteristic superior gradation. The new Variable Movie mode makes it possible to record motion images in variable frame rate creating a fast/slow-feed movie. Activating the newly added EX Tele Conversion function, the user can virtually extend the zoom beyond the original limit to get even closer to the subject. This options is available in both photo and movie modes. The simultaneous HDMI output while recording images is convenient for even professional users to monitor images on a separate screen.What's in the boc: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera W/14-42mm Lens (Black), Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens, Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Storage Bag, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Body Cap, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Stylus Pen, CD-ROM and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

And that was with the camera on 'automatic' most of the time. The images are sharp and clear, even with the zoom extended. I'm a total amateur, but the photos from this… Read more ›
Enter the micro four thirds format (m43). Early in its history, image quality was decent but left lots to be desired. Lens selection was poor. Read more ›
The learning curve is a little steep but overall is well worth it. The pictures are great and the more I play with the camera the better they are getting. When I first… Read more ›
But the adapters you would see mostly are not perfect adapters they may increase hiss.(if you are going to use preamp you would need adapters to 3.5mm). Pictures are great. V… Read more ›
Excellent Video Quality - Highly Recommended Read more ›
I do wish it shot 60fps (it may I'm learning it) and the menu system is a learning curve but overall it puts the t3i and A77 to shame. Excellent quality. Oh the mic input… Read more ›
I use it for high end video work and it works fantastically. Even prior to hacking it the video was amazing. My experiences with this camera have only been great! Read more ›
I enjoy the improved ergonomics and 4k quality, but the GH2s were smaller and lighter. If you're on a budget, the GH2 is still a great option for video work. Read more ›
It is no mistake that the Panasonic GH series has amassed a cult following among enthusiast (and some professional) videographers. Out of the box, the video capabilities of… Read more ›
I really wanted to get a DSLR to allow for taking pictures of our new baby. I also really wanted to have a good video camera for capturing living moments. This camera… Read more ›
I kept hearing good things about the Canon 60D and the Panasonic GH2, mostly that the GH2 was great for video. So after a lot of homework, I purchased the GH2. Read more ›
Absolutely amazing stills and video camera. Read more ›
We looked at all the big names, you know the ones, and compared…We chose the Panasonic GH2 simply because it was extremely well reviewed and its features were outstanding. Read more ›
The anti-shake feature doesn't work most of the…I found that of course using the viewfinder helps eliminate shake but that negates using the awesome touchscreen controls. Read more ›
I love the GH2, it impresses me every time I capture the HD footage. I have 3 of these cameras that I use in a professional setting and they have yet to disappoint. I wish… Read more ›
I know this camera is more advanced than most of…Touch screen is not bad, but I think a device should use touch screen if it will be easy and functional as an iphone is. Read more ›
One of the few things that bugs me though is the interface and the…But there are plenty of forums that explain and discuss the best and most useful settings for the GH2. Read more ›
Most…A non-multitouch (single touch only) screen can be used if desired, not as good as a modern smartphone but usable for setting focus points or quick changes to settings. Read more ›
I prefer the GH2 though, the grain is more fine/less noticeable, lighter to shoot with handheld, SD cards instead of CF cards, plus focusing and the articulating LCD,… Read more ›
You can quickly change where you want to focus by pressing anywhere on the back screen. You can quickly reset the focus to the middle by pressing a button. Read more ›
Good for certain types of shooting. But don't be fooled by their marketing literature about "fast" contrast based focusing. Every significant focus change displays… Read more ›
Touch screen focusing Blazing fast auto focus -- twice as fast as the already fast GH-1 Clean Pictures up to 1600 ISO -- Same as D700 Read more ›
I consider the LCD (and fast focusing) an essential feature for people who go around taking pictures in different environments, mostly indoors (homes, schools, offices,… Read more ›
Once competitors introduce fast video focusing and better options x aperture, shutter in video, their superior picture quality will likely be better choices than the… Read more ›
Jazz it up a little and that is the GH2. The 14-42 lens is also solid plastic. When you zoom, it is plastic on plastic - no grease at all. Read more ›
You will spend some time getting to know the menu but it is well worth the effort. Great selection of lenses available. Read more ›
I paid fifteen hundred for this thing (along…As I discovered the joy of using fast prime lenses this camera got even lighter and more compact in my hands and on my neck. Read more ›
Panasonic…The problem is, if you want to use the great m43 lenses that Olympus and Sigma are putting out, they didn't follow suit so you won't get stabilization at all. Read more ›
I love taking pictures everywhere I go with this…Whether you want pictures, HD Video or both - you will not be disappointed if you buy the GH2 and a few good lenses for it. Read more ›
You can also purchase something like an atmos ninja and get video resolution comparable to a RED! I highly recommend buying a fast lens for low light nad DOF. I purchased… Read more ›
My photographs are good every single time. This camera is opening up photography for me in brand new ways because it is so intuitive simple and satisfying to use. Read more ›
In our opinion, Lumix makes just the best small cameras. Easy to use, just wonderful pictures. The "EA" setting has the "mind" of a good photographer. Read more ›
Setup is easy, controls are simple to use. Color, image sharpness (with a Summilux 25mm 1.4 lens) is great. Read more ›
I do video professionally and use the GH2 for all my production work. The GH2 produces video images comparable to cameras costing several times more and is very easy to use. Read more ›
This camera is really fun to use, particularly in video mode. The photos are not quite the level of the best APS-C cameras, but you can take high-quality photos. Read more ›
Weight less, smaller size, but difference feels small. 60D seems easier to use (controls, shutters, visual aids). Read more ›
Fold out screen is very nice. It has a setting where you can tap the screen to take a picture. Read more ›
* The size and weight of the camera is nice - it is light weight * The 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD is a great convenience * LOVE that it has a viewfinder too!! Read more ›
No recording limit in non EU versions. 1:1 mode is awesome, good touch screen. Internal stereo mic not too bad. Read more ›
The handling on the GH2 is bar none the best handling "DSLR" on the…WIth smart controls, great layout, fast autofocusing, swivel screen, full time double live view, etc. Read more ›
The handling on the GH2 is bar none the best handling "DSLR" on the…WIth smart controls, great layout, fast autofocusing, swivel screen, full time double live view, etc. Read more ›
I bought this to be my "B roll" camera, but it's so light and so good, I love the flip screen, what can I say? It's now one of my work horses :) Read more ›
PROS: 1. Viewfinder is excellent, clear and the diopter adjustment is good and located where you can't change it accidentally. Big rubber eyecup and the display switches… Read more ›
SLR cameras usually use different technology to focus when viewing through the viewfinder vs. LCD. Viewfinder focus is pretty fast on all top cameras. BUT LCD focus is… Read more ›
The first shock on using the GH2 was how large and bright the EVF viewfinder was, much larger than my Canon 60D. The GH2 camera is mirror less; you view the scene as the… Read more ›
Being in video production, I am obviously very used to LCD viewfinders but for a still camera, I was always a firm believer in a good bright optical viewfinder. After… Read more ›
Any SLR gives you a live, unobstructed viewfinder, but I specifically wanted a smaller Micro Four Thirds camera, and there is no reason why this camera has to force you to… Read more ›
Also, and maybe I'm getting old and/or I'm old-fashioned, I DID NOT LIKE the electronic viewfinder - it did what it was supposed to do, but to me - it just doesn't compare… Read more ›
I definitely would recommend the GH2 to someone looking for a great lightweight dslr…When i got it though, i paid 740 dollars. but still amazing for the price it is now! Read more ›
I can fully understand why so many are saying this camera is such a great value over other DSLRs including Canon. You can even use you Canon and Nikon lenses on it with… Read more ›
So far we think we bought the best camera for our application. The best price I found was through the Amazon market. Read more ›
The solution? Experiment with the in-camera settings (and there are plenty) to get the perfect image values you prefer. By altering the contrast, saturation, and sharpening… Read more ›
I still consider this GH2 a good buy and a dollar value after the newer…I say get a good price \deal and use the GH2 for all its assets and not be bothered if lacks WI Fi. Read more ›
and I am not going to even attempt to re-plow the ground he…Go read his review for all the details as to why this camera is simply the best value you can find, currently. Read more ›
5 fps full 16mb resolution and 40fps 4mp pictures for up to 1 second - Here is a feature I have not really seen anyone talking about. This camera has become a fantastic… Read more ›
This camera has become a fantastic sports camera. It will shoot full resolution at 5 fps which is pretty pedestrian but still more than adequate for most sporting events. Th… Read more ›
This camera has become a fantastic sports camera. It will shoot full resolution at 5 fps which is pretty pedestrian but still more than adequate for most sporting events. Th… Read more ›
5 fps full 16mb resolution and 40fps 4mp pictures for up to 1 second - Here is a feature I have not really seen anyone talking about. This camera has become a fantastic… Read more ›
This camera has become a fantastic sports camera. It will shoot full resolution at 5 fps which is pretty pedestrian but still more than adequate for most sporting events. Th… Read more ›
I particularly like the regular 4/3…This camera has all the features you would expect from a modern DSLR like high resolution, raw, 5 fps, custom profiles, etc, etc. Read more ›
So it will work in the rain, in the snow, and in the desert. Buttons are easy to find, settings are fast and simple to change. Although, no swivel screen for odd angles,… Read more ›
The camera is extremely easy to use. Buttons are well placed, menu's are easy to navigate, and everything is right where it should be. The touch interface is surprisingly… Read more ›
Buttons are well placed, menu's are easy to navigate, and everything is right where it should be. The touch interface is surprisingly comfortable to use. I would note… Read more ›
I give the interface 10 out of 10 for being intuitive and…You can set all of the function buttons to different actions depending on what you need to adjust the most. It… Read more ›
Frequently used settings have manual adjustments. If not, there are now 3 function buttons to customize, as well as 3 custom modes. Or you can drive through the menus. Read more ›
Sometimes events unfolding leave no choice but to zoom. Plane and simple this camera cannot do nice zooms. I'm contemplating weather I can live with flickering zooms. Read more ›
But here's the thing: it's not really recommended to go into…You're better served in terms of versatility and fidelity of sound with an external recorder, like Zoom's H4n. Read more ›
It works really nicely, but isn't a smooth transition--it looks more like a camera focusing :) Other things like power zooming would all be from some other lens. Check that… Read more ›
- Some cool and unique features: The ETC mode (digital zoom that works well with video), the touch shutter (touch a part of the screen and it will focus on that point and… Read more ›
When I go back to shooting sailboat races where you have to zoom in on boats that may be from 3' to 300' away from your lens, I'll suck it up and lug the 14-140; when I… Read more ›

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283 of 296 people found the following review helpful By shuTTL3bus TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 17, 2010
Size Name: 14-42mm Lens Kit
Now I know that is a bold statement and I intend to back it up. However, before I do I need to explain what I mean. I am not saying this camera is the best at everything or even anyone thing. Cameras that are the best at something are usually specialized beasts that can really only do that one thing well. What I am talking about is a camera the is so good in so many categories that it can joyfully be used for just about and photographic or video graphic purpose you may have. The GH2 is that camera.

Now that is out of the way we can get to the meat and potatoes of the review. I shoot mostly Nikon and Panasonic and I primarily shoot stills. I dabble in Video but do not proclaim myself any sort of an expert. I can say if you are looking for the best handling combo/cam with the most features then the GH2 is the one you want. Panasonic went out of its way to make this a video camera so that was its primary focus with this camera. However, there are lots of payoffs for the stills part of this camera so this is the best m4/3 stills camera by a long shot also. I will also say that the hard core video market is a niche market compared to the stills market because shallow depth of field video is hard to shoot properly and hard to edit. The average home user has neither the time nor inclination to properly storyboard and shoot this type of video. However, with that said, it is really nice to be able to shoot stills and video. And basic home videos are a snap to shoot with this camera; much more so than any other DSLR with the exception of the Sony SLT A55/33 which at least has a fast auto focus also. To shoot nice home movies, put the mode dial to iA, press the red button, and you are shooting video.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Wyobookman on January 11, 2011
Size Name: 14-42mm Lens Kit
**First off, I have given the GH2 five stars because of its general excellence and how much I love using this camera, but that is not to say it's without fault.**

I am a huge fan of the micro 4/3 format. Point & shots are fine as such, but the lack of manual controls frustrates me as does image quality beyond a 5"x7" print. On the other hand, a full size DSLR feels too bulky in my hand and to carry around often. I learned basic photography using a 70's vintage Nikon FM, so the G-series size is more familiar to my hands than today's full size DSLRs. And with taking candids and street shots, it doesn't feel nearly as intrusive as a 1.5+lb DSLR kit does to me.

So this is my third G-series Panasonic camera. Without a doubt, this is the best one yet. The G1 & G2 are great cameras in their own right, but the GH2 advances the M4/3 format to whole new level. I wanted a faster camera but had too much invested in this format to look elsewhere. The GH2 is faster in every respect over the G2. AF is noticeably quicker, and better yet, very accurate. I've yet to see it really tripped up. Shooting rate is very quick; much, much faster than the G2. Unfortunately it seems Panasonic didn't bump up the buffer size to keep up with the frames per second the camera's capable of. So after about 10 shot burst, the camera freezes up for 5-10 seconds or more, especially if you're shooting RAW -- and I'm using a class 10 8g card. Shooting in jpeg helps some. Don't think of using anything less than a class 6 card, even shooting jpeg. This is a shame as it keeps the camera from being a decent sports/action shooter

Handling is one of my favorite things about the GH2. It feels good in my average-sized guy hands. If you're used to a DSLR, it may feel too light and lacking heft.
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152 of 162 people found the following review helpful By shuTTL3bus TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 17, 2010
Size Name: 14-140mm Lens Kit
Now I know that is a bold statement and I intend to back it up. However, before I do I need to explain what I mean. I am not saying this camera is the best at everything or even anyone thing. Cameras that are the best at something are usually specialized beasts that can really only do that one thing well. What I am talking about is a camera the is so good in so many categories that it can joyfully be used for just about and photographic or video graphic purpose you may have. The GH2 is that camera.

Now that is out of the way we can get to the meat and potatoes of the review. I shoot mostly Nikon and Panasonic and I primarily shoot stills. I dabble in Video but do not proclaim myself any sort of an expert. I can say if you are looking for the best handling combo/cam with the most features then the GH2 is the one you want. Panasonic went out of its way to make this a video camera so that was its primary focus with this camera. However, there are lots of payoffs for the stills part of this camera so this is the best m4/3 stills camera by a long shot also. I will also say that the hard core video market is a niche market compared to the stills market because shallow depth of field video is hard to shoot properly and hard to edit. The average home user has neither the time nor inclination to properly storyboard and shoot this type of video. However, with that said, it is really nice to be able to shoot stills and video. And basic home videos are a snap to shoot with this camera; much more so than any other DSLR with the exception of the Sony SLT A55/33 which at least has a fast auto focus also. To shoot nice home movies, put the mode dial to iA, press the red button, and you are shooting video.
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