Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

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39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$712 body only

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points Slightly more focus points
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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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???