Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Announced Sep 21, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Ann Chaikin
 
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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. Other than that this camera was made for me.

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Silvis
 
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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. • AVCHD codec lets you record much longer, for example 16GB card on GH2 will let you record many more ...

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The camera, 14-140, and 100-300, spent three weeks with me in East Africa and Dubai, and two weeks in the Pacific Northwest. My summary: I have no complaints. The camera did all I asked of it, and I asked quite a lot: low-light photography, portraits, still lifes, and action. Focusing speed was more than adequate; I may have missed a total of three or four shots that a Canon 1D might have caught. I find the build quality to be just fine; I'd rather save a few ounces than carry a brick, and ...

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Barely scratched the surface of the GH-2's video capabilities but as a stills camera it is excellent. Controls and interface designed by people who understamd photography, an EVF which is so good that it has me on the fence about whether it is superior to most mid-level OVFs, and image quality in RAW that easily rivals the previous generation of APSC cameras (ie good enough given the advantages that m43 gives in terms of size and portabiity). JPEGs are a bit of a struggle though - you must ...

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This is a great camera with very few short-commings. It has been a run-away success for the last 10 months. Full manual controll over video recording, relatively noisefree high-quality photos/videos. Lens line-up at this very moment is limited by only one HD lens (14-140) but with the new lens announcements by 2012 it will be fully rounded with 4 more HD lenses (14-42, 45-175, 12-35/f2.8 and 35-100/f2.8) Also the 100-300 is quite usable for hybrid shooting. The rest of the "photo-only" ...

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I concur with previous reviewer that changes from the GH1 are nowhere near as significant as the hype that surrounded the release of the GH2. I also question more and more the DP Review ratings which claim that the image quality is far superior to the GH1. I have used the GH1 extensively for 2 years (as well as the G1) and like them both for their compact size / low weight and excellent ergonomics, although I have still not come to grips with the less than stellar performance of most Lumix ...

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As a non-video person, I debated long and hard before upgrading to this from a Panasonic G2. However, my concerns were short lived. The larger sensor does indeed produce a really worthwhile difference to its predecessor. Images are clearer, crisper, and even less noisy. It certainly gets the best out of quality lenses, and even the kit 14-42mm is capable of excellent results in the right conditions. Ergonomics are excellent, and there are a few minor unreported changes, such as the memory ...

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