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
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...
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.
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...
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 review: This Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera offers great image quality and plenty of control
Good Gear Guide.au
21 May 2011
Summary: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 is a Micro Four Thirds camera that offers a plethora of features for advanced photographers to play with, but it also has an automatic mode so that inexperienced users can also get in on all the fun. Its image quality is great and so is its build quality.
Pros: Great image quality; good build quality and design; great focusing performance in video mode; suitable for any type of photographer
Cons: While it's relatively easy to use, the menu system can take a while to get used to; video footage looks choppy if you move the camera too much while filming; auto modes had a tendency to overexpose
Excerpt: The GH2 is the successor to the GH1 , the first large-sensor camera with a video mode that’s up to the demands of serious use. It’s not an SLR, with an electronic rather than optical viewfinder, but it’s much closer to an SLR than a compact in use.
Conclusion: Panasonic zet met de GH2 een referentie neer waaraan de concurrentie zich kan gaan meten. De jarenlange video-ervaring van Panasonic tekent steeds duidelijker af en is zeer effectief geïntegreerd in een bestaand concept.