Summary Panasonic DMC-GH2

Prices Price
Body only
$1,048
With 14-42mm lens
$999
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 32
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 47
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
Help 15.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-GH2

"It produces noise-free images at ISO 100 to 400, with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 800."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 produced images of excellent quality."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"It's certainly not a logical upgrade for current GF1 owners."
photographyblog.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-GH2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-GH2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
60.0
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.2 bits
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Announced Old Help
September, 2010
Size Quite large Help
Prosumer size 124x90x76 mm
Thickness Thick Help
3"
Weight Heavy Help
444 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
655 ISO
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
0
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Discussion

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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.