Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Announced Sep 21, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced Sep 21, 2010

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is the successor to the GH1. The GH2 continues with its 'hybrid' stills/video philosophy but adds a host of tweaks and improvements, foremost of which is a brand new 18Mp multi-aspect ratio sensor offering 16Mp output and an ISO range of 160-12800. The GH2 also inherits many features from the DMC-G2, including a revised control layout and touch-screen control.

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Article, Nov 19, 2012
Article, Dec 20, 2011
Group review, Dec 20, 2011
Review, Mar 23, 2011
Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250,1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 442 g (0.97 lb / 15.59 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 90 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.54 x 2.99)
GPS None

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Our review

The GH2 is the best G-series camera to date, and the improvements that Panasonic has made compared to the GH1 and G2, especially regarding AF performance and movie shooting, are meaningful and very welcome. We love the combination of physical control points and touchscreen operation, and ultimately, only murky JPEG output in low-contrast environments lets the GH2 down.

Good for: High quality still (in RAW mode) and movie capture.

Not so good for: Fans of fast action, and anyone that needs print-ready JPEGs straight out of the camera.

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