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
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.
Summary: Despite the new 16.05-million-pixel sensor, it is the new high-speed, contrast-detection AF and video capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 that really make it stand out from its competitors.
Excerpt: is Panasonic's highest specification model, and a follow on to the GH1, a popular camera in the video world, due to the ability to improve the camera's video quality by "hacking" or updating the firmware.
Pros: Extremely fast focusing, and shutter response, Excellent detail, particularly at the lower ISO settings, Excellent video quality, Excellent design, lots of externally accessible controls, Great swivel screen, Great image quality, Compact, stylish design, Excellent 5fps continuous shooting
Cons: Lacks body anti-shake system (see Olympus PEN series), High ISO Noise performance - not up there with APS-C sized sensor cameras, Short battery life for class
Conclusion: The GH2 succeeds in pushing Micro Four Thirds (or indeed any hybrid cameras’) capabilities up a peg or two. The latest autofocus is very fast; so impressively so that it’s impossible not to notice just how good it is.
Pros: Incredibly fast autofocus, impressive image quality to ISO 1600
Cons: 2.5mm mic port, on the expensive side, plasticy exterior
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 offers a winning combination of high-quality stills and video, proven handling and design, and a more affordable price-tag - it's simply the most complete interchangeable lens camera currently available for people who want to shoot in both formats.
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.