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: I shopped the available items and this is the best even for more money. It does movies and photos. Get the Panasonic lens with it as it is automatic. To be honest, it does more than I know about. If you want a simple point and click camera, this is probably too much. The manual is nearly 200 pages.
Definitely not the best, but it's still pretty good.
Jacob E. Sammer, Amazon
22 March 2013
Summary: There are a lot of pros and cons to this camera. It's lightweight, but that's due to the cheap materials. The stock zoom lens doesn't roll smoothly, requiring to much force to move, then stops abruptly. The anti-shake feature doesn't work most of the time even in auto mode. I found that of course using the viewfinder helps eliminate shake but that negates using the awesome touchscreen controls.
Summary: I do video professionally and use the GH2 for all my production work. The GH2 produces video images comparable to cameras costing several times more and is very easy to use. I do shoot some product photos with the GH2 and it's ok for this use but is a bit behind the Nikon D7000 in this area. Focusing is slower and less.accurate and the image quality is a bit lower (but very close).
Summary: This camera has performed well for me. I use it for both video and stills. The video is spectacular! Stills, not bad, but not the best(high iso performance could be better), however I recently bought a 20mm Lumix pancake lens for low light situations and the combo is fantastic! The small size and low weight is also a big plus for me.
Excerpt: It fits me and my way of working perfectly. It has really fine image quality and amazing video quality. I am primarily a stills photographer and I find this camera has high enough quality for most of what I do. I like its flexibility and am happy with the lenses available, though I would like some faster ones. Improvements I'd like to see are some faster lenses and an improvement in the sensor's ability to handle high dynamic range.
Summary: I upgraded to the GH2 from the Lumix G2 in order to get the improvements of a newer sensor, including better high ISO performance. For me, the GH2 is the better choice - 16MP is plenty of resolution and, up to ISO 800, noise is very low. ISO 800 is my upper limit, not so much to handle low light levels, but to allow a reasonable shutter speed when using the very slow Lumix zoom lenses.
Summary: I have had this camera for over a year now. When I first got it I wasn't into video very much. I mostly took pics. This camera is Ok for pics but it really shines for video. I bought it to be able to have a small camera and lens to take with me when I am out walking around for 5-6 hours at a time. I do not like carrying my heavy 60D with heavy lenses for long periods of time. These are the things I love about this camera...
Excerpt: I will be talking from videographer's point of view about this camera. I've used it for many video shoots such as seminar filming, funeral filming, weddings etc. You can have a look at some of my work shot on GH2 here http://silvis.co.uk/ GH2 strong points are: • Price • Vast choice of old cheap lenses using adaptors. • Great Video Resolution. Probably the best out all the video DSLR.
Summary: Perfect camera if what you are intending to get is a video camera, this has a great filmic look to it, even with the stock 14-140mm lens. I opted for the 140-140mm lens as they have an excellent resale value.