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.
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.
Excerpt: Dette Micro Four Thirds-kamera er ikke for hvem som helst. Prisen vil få nogle til at sige fra, og flere følger efter, når de ser, at der sidder hele 24 knapper og hjul fordelt på kameraet. Med til historien hører, at man først får det optimale ud af kameraet, hvis man skyder i raw.