Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Jul 17, 2012
Mar 7, 2010
May 12, 2011
Sep 21, 2010
Jul 18, 2012
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
 
4000 x 3000
4592 x 3448
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
4000 x 3000,4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1504 x 1504
4576 x 3056, 4576 x 2576, 3424 x 3424, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1920 x 1080, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216, 1824 x 1024 , 1712 x 1712, 1712 x 1712
4752 x 3168, 4976 x 2800, 3520 x 1980, 3456 x 3456, 3360 x 2240, 3264 x 2448, 2448 x 2448, 2400 x 1600, 2336 x 1752, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1440, 1744 x 1744, 1792 x 1792
4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2336x1752, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2336x1560, 4608x2592, 3264x1840, 1920x1080, 3456x3456, 2448x2448, 1744x1744, 1712x1712
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
13 megapixels
17 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Venus Engine HD II
Venus Engine FHD
Venus Engine FHD
Venus Engine VII FHD
 
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
 
Primary color filter
 
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250,1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
5
5
5
5
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes (4)
Yes (2)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
 
 
 
  • RAW
  • RAW + Fine
  • RAW + Standard
  • Fine
  • Standard
  • MPO + Fine
  • MPO + Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
 
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
23
23
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
2×
2×
2×
2×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
3
460,000
460,000
460,000
920,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
100%
1.1× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
1.4× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
1.42× (0.71× 35mm equiv.)
1.4× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
1,440,000
1,440,000
 
1,440,000
 
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
 
 
 
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
11.00 m
11.00 m
15.60 m
10.50 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
 
 
 
1/160 sec
 
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
2.6 fps
4.0 fps
3.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps))
1920 x 1080 (24, 30, 60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps
AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
AVCHD, Motion JPEG
AVCHD, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, AVCHD
 
 
 
1920 x 1080, 60p, 50p (sensor output is 60p, 50p) (PSH: 28Mbps) ; 1920 × 1080, 60i,50i (sensor output is 60p, 50p) (FSH: 17Mbps) ; 1920 x 1080, 30p,25p (sensor output is 60p, 25p) (FPH: 17Mbps) ; 1280 x 720, 60p, 50p (sensor output is 60p, 25p) (SH: 17Mbps)
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
None
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (mini HDMI TypeC)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
 
 
330
320
428 g (0.94 lb / 15.10 oz)
336 g (0.74 lb / 11.85 oz)
442 g (0.97 lb / 15.59 oz)
396 g (0.87 lb / 13.97 oz)
124 x 84 x 74 mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 2.91)
115 x 84 x 47 mm (4.53 x 3.31 x 1.85)
124 x 90 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.54 x 2.99)
120 x 83 x 71 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 2.8)
 
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
None
None
None
None