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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
good camera, terrible manual, irritating, useless viewfinder
Jim Gray, Amazon
19 December 2011
Summary: I don't think the pictures are as good as those taken with my Nikon D70, but I love the updated features. The manual, though, is ridiculous, with a useless index that doesn't help you find anything. There is no logic to it. I've wasted so much time searching through it in vain.