Summary Panasonic DMC-GH2

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-140mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 1
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 15.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-GH2

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 produced images of excellent quality." | talking about the camera's image-quality
"It produces noise-free images at ISO 100 to 400, with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 800." | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"Optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lens" | talking about the camera's image-stabilization


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The Panasonic DMC-GH2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Panasonic DMC-GH2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
15.9 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Announced Old Help
September 2010
Thickness Thick Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm)
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users




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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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Alanbwau (0:05 PM, May 08, 2012)
What people are saying about the GH2 then refers directly to GF1 and GF2 - very careless. Sets the scene for bias and inaccuracies. Personally, the GH2 is the best digital camera I've used so far. It took me a while to get used to the meus & buttons but now everything is at my fingertips & I don't need to remove the camera from my eye. Also, I have big hands and find the size perfect for me. My G3 is smaller and I am always pressing buttons accidentally.

The pictures are very good. Lenses are excellent. I no longer use my Nikons. This is a great camera, that is still competitive with the current crop of releases.
Mpower1112 (5:35 AM, January 02, 2012)
I have owned a number of high end digital cameras but this is the best by far. Fast intuitive operation with consistent high quality RAW images and an unbeatable series of lenses. Regardless of specs, I would take it over the best of Canon and Nikon. It is like an extension of my eye. Also does professional level video. A classic and they will have to come up with something amazing before I'd consider replacing it even if it is "old". It has a dense layer of menus and the horrible manual means it takes a while to learn the operation of this great machine. Amazing that Panasonic would make such a great camera and then not even take the trouble to writ a decent English language manual. Their marketing department is as bad as their camera is good.I also own an LX3 and that too is a fine camera.
Carpandean (7:16 PM, July 27, 2011)
The front image right above here is actually a GH1 with a badly photoshopped 2 over the 1.  Compare the grip to the 3/4 view of the silver GH2.  The front view has no "leather" (textured rubber) and has a front control wheel, which is moved to the back on the GH2.