Canon Rebel T3i vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $649 body only

$495 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$540 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $753 body only

$1,219 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$584 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points More focus points

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
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hbh photography (0:21 PM, May 03, 2014)
what about the video quality and the bit-rate (video compression)? & do they have a clean hdmi out! & why the gh2 is so talked about in cinematic!!!
 
Ed Andrade (2:18 AM, April 13, 2011)
this comparison is kind of weak, I'm sorry.
Everyone is raving about the video capabilities of the Panasonic GH2 which has a more modern 3-core processors, also it has less moiré and a little less rolling shutter than all the Canons. Although Canon EOS do have more lenses, every lens can fit the micro-four-thirds mount of the GH2 with an adapter. The GH2 has a great crop mode that takes 1920x1080 pixels of the sensor (providing not only an extra tele end but also eliminates any moiré and banding as the image does not have to be digitally reduced to fit HD dimensions). The big question I had was about one of the features that Canon has for the T3i which sounded like this same approach to crop mode that the GH2 has... That would be interesting to read about...
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (8:09 PM, April 02, 2011)
The Canon T3i has a built in mono microphone, whereas the Panasonic GH2 has a built in stereo microphone.
 
Avatar for AMS AMS (8:03 PM, April 02, 2011)
I see no ratings on the sound quality of the recording. Do they record in mono or stereo? Which one has a better microphone?