Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D5100

84

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

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
Weight
Light-weight
444 g
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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $548 with 18-55mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$3,228 with 12-35mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$816 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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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???