Summary: I do not think I will ever be able to give a camera a five star rating so do not take four stars as meaning anything but a fantastic rating for this camera. This is by far my favorite digital camera. I have purchased two of these, I bought my second one when the GH3 was announced and it was considerable larger than the GH2. Its size is what really sets this aside from just about any other DSLR out there.
Summary: Dispensing with the formalities: IF YOU ARE BUYING THIS TO TAKE STILL PHOTOS, IT GETS ONE STAR -- AVOID AT ALL COST. IF YOU ARE BUYING THIS TO RECORD VIDEO, IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY -- WHY HAVEN'T YOU CLICKED "ADD TO CART?" 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 this little gem are impressive.
Summary: 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 filled the void for both. It's not a point and shoot camera. I had some issues with blur until I started to learn about adjusting the film speed/exposure. It's definitely a learning curve. The only real complaint is that the manual zoom makes quite a bit of noise if you adjust it while filming movies.
Summary: Buy several for simultaneous multi-cam capability. HD at 1080p 24 fps results in beautiful color and cinema quality video. Complete range of custom settings gives you creative control. You will spend some time getting to know the menu but it is well worth the effort. Great selection of lenses available.
Summary: I got this camera as a first dslr camera. I was going to get the Canon t4i or t3i, until i found the gh2. I read up on it and decided to get it. i was surprised how many people have not heard about the GH2. When i first started to use it, it was very confusing and the video quality wasn't that good (because i didn't know how to use it). after a little while I learned how to get the best quality out of it. I also heard about the Hack for it.
I wouldnt even recommend this camera to beginners.
Blue Motion Studio, Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: I was making the switch from DV tapes to SD cards and from traditional tape based cameras to all digital, and as a videographer, I was trying to determine which camera would best suit my needs. I mainly film events and weddings. 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.