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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
6.7 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
14 June 2011
  • Summary: If results are all that matter to you in your photography, my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 review will showcase a camera that is perfect for your needs. The GH2, mirror-less, interchangeable lens camera has outstanding response times and image quality.
  • Pros: Touch-screen LCD also can swivel and rotate away from camera, Extremely easy to use, Shoots sharp and bright photos, Camera offers quick response times, Camera design places most controls on top panel, making it easy to use
  • Cons: Camera is bulkier than most mirror-less models, Shutter makes a little noise, even in "mute" mode, Price is high for an easy-to-use camera, With large 14-140mm lens, camera is heavy, needs a tripod
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

ITP.net
12 June 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: The DMC-GH2 is one of the best micro four third cameras we’ve tested, it’s a great performer in terms of both still images and video capture.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2

Wired
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The 16.05-megapixel Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 is as much for videos as it is for stills. Indeed, the first things you’ll notice are the stereo microphone on top and the shiny red button with a movie camera icon next to it that almost implores you to press it and see what happens.
  • Pros: Blazing autofocus. Faster bit rates for better HD video quality. Touchscreen tracking lets you pull focus in video using just your pinkie. Superb mic for outdoor shooting.
  • Cons: Feature-laden to the point of feeling bloated. Pricey.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

EvoGadget
15 May 2011
  • Summary: The new Panasonic GH2 is a significant achievement as it is good in all areas. The high quality of its provided videos is simply the best we have ever been given to see until now on our tests. The 14-140 mm optical elements are another point that justifies the high price of the acquisition.
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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

DP Review
23 March 2011
  • Summary: The GH2 is the best G-series camera to date, and the improvements that Panasonic has made compared to the GH1 and G2, especially regarding AF performance and movie shooting, are meaningful and very welcome.
  • Pros: Excellent multi-aspect ratio sensor with good resolution and high-ISO performance in compact body, Good build quality and handling, 'Hands on' interface offers plenty of physical control points, Advanced and effective touch-screen implementation (but can be ignored if not required), Large, high-r...
  • Cons: Uninspiring JPEGs in some situations mean Raw conversion needed to get best results, Auto White Balance can be too blue, especially outdoors, 24P Cinema mode only available in Manual Movie Mode (set on exposure mode dial), Although the finish has been improved, plastic body still feels cheaper th...
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

neocamera.com
22 March 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is actually the first Micro Four-Thirds camera to reach 16 megapixels and also captures full 1080p HD video with stereo sound. The GH2 is part of Panasonic's GH-series which include a high-resolution EVF and is desgined for more advanced users compared to their smaller...
  • Pros: Very low image noise until ISO 400, Great retention of details, Excellent metering system, Nice image colors, Fast contrast-detect autofocus, Short shutter-lag, Excellent EVF with Eye-Start sensor, Eye-Start AF controlled by jitter-detection, Dedicated movie mode, Excellent audio features, Highly...
  • Cons: Poor white-balance under artificial light, Color-shift starting at ISO 1600, Below average shot-to-shot speed, Inefficient modal control-dial, Video cuts off last second, Incorrect live-histogram, Poor access to exposure-priority view, Severe exposure-priority view lag at slow shutter-speeds, Wea...
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
1 March 2011
  • Summary: The Lumix GH2 is the seventh – yes, seventh – Micro Four Thirds G-series camera from Panasonic. Introduced at Photokina 2010, it replaces the GH1 and it offers some step-up advantages to the Lumix G2 .
  • Pros: Good image quality, Sharp EVF, Compact body and kit lens
  • Cons: Cost, Dense menu system, LCD tough to view outside
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Overall 9
8.6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Camera Labs
1 February 2011
  • Summary: Panasonic has taken the already capable Lumix GH1, increased its sensor resolution by one third, accelerated the focusing both for stills and movies, added a touch-screen display, widened the electronic viewfinder, sped-up continuous shooting, and enhanced the movie recording options.
  • Pros: High quality movies with continuous and quiet AF., Good quality stills - best from Micro Four Thirds to date., Very fast autofocus for stills and movies., Articulated, high res touch-screen display and superb finder., Small and light, but good ergonomics and customisation.
  • Cons: Slow continuous shooting when continuous AF is enabled., Live view not available during continuous bursts above 3fps., Noisier images than good APS-C models at high sensitivities., Traditional DSLRs better for low light or fast action photography.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
25 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix GH2 system camera review With the introduction of the GH1 in 2009 at the time of the PMA, Panasonic put a camera on the map which combined photo and video flawlessly.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
21 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 (priced from $899) is a hybrid camera/camcorder that uses the Micro Four Thirds standards. It's the follow-up to the DMC-GH1, and it offers a host of new features, including a higher resolution sensor, faster autofocus and continuous shooting, a touchscreen support for...
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