Canon Rebel T3i vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Less startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 - $2,435 body only

$1,997 - $2,598 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$650 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$549 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

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?