Panasonic Lumix GH2 Settings Tips

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,094
Re: Panasonic Lumix GH2 Settings Tips
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First off I would say the GH3 is way more complicated to use than the GH2. I wrote setup guides for both cameras and the GH2 one was much easier to do. I would have to do about 6 videos just to begin to cover what the GH3 capable of doing.

The GH2 is a great place to start. It is an outstanding camera when its price is factored in. However, it does have some shortcomings. Most of all the Auto ISO function is terrible. It is completely unusable for any type of sports in low light situations.

That being said the lens usually makes more of a difference than the camera. What lenses do you have? Get the 25mm F1.4 or 45mm F1.8 for portraits and the Olympus 12mm F2.0 or 7-14mm for landscapes. If you want a zoom then the 35-100mm F2.8 is the best zoom I have seen. It is stupidly expensive but worth every dime I spent on mine.

If you have trouble getting the GH2 to work for you then look at the Olympus EM5. It has all of the quality of the GH3 and not all of its price. Plus it is so much smaller.

I actually would rather get the G5 for casual video than the GH2. The ability to shoot 1080p @ 60 FPS is huge for any type of event with motion. The 1080p @ 24 FPS is the best for interviews though. You won’t get that in anything but the GH line.

Have you watched all of these videos? The LX7 might be a great camera for you to start with as well. For the money that camera is crazy good. It is surprisingly good for low light video.

GH2 Setup Guide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uROQbbiiO2I

GH3 Initial Setup Guide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMdxoGbNXU

LX7 Setup Guide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWgZFZ9TSrs

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