Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D5100

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
Nikon

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Lumix DMC-GH2
Panasonic

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LJay (5:47 AM, September 10, 2011)
 GH2 is a great camera and has amazing, amazing, amazing video capabilities. Check out some of the hacked GH2 footage on youtube, there is some really amazing videos shot with the camera. If the amount of lenses attracts you, micro 4/3 cameras have adapters available for Voigtlander, Leica M, Nikon F or Pentax K lenses. Thats a lot of lenses available right there.
 
juan fer (4:56 AM, August 17, 2011)
I am so
confused about which one to buy, it attracts me to know that Nikon has such
amount of lenses and also is much cheaper, on the other hand, gh2 is so smaller,
lighter, quite important for me.  What I can’t
believe is the huge difference in image quality, I have seen some pictures and
they are just amazing, that is way I still have a lot of faith in lumix.


Anyone has
used the GH2???