Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D7000

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
444 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$430 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$769 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$290 with 14mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Nikon D7000
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CarolStee (10:51 PM, March 01, 2011)
Other reasons for considering the GH2 over the D7000: The GH2's body weighs 10.5 oz. less than the D7000's and M4/3rds lenses are also small and light, so it's less of a burden to carry it around, especially when you have several extra lenses with you. The GH2's EVF shows you what the sensor is recording so if the white balance is wrong or the light is dim, you'll know it before you take a picture, which is not the case with the OVF on the D7000 where you're looking through the lens. And since there is no mirror that slaps up and down when you take a picture there is less vibration, which means you can take sharp pictures at low shutter speeds. Read this review of the GH2:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/panasonic_gh2_revisited.shtml



 
Avatar for fredphoesh fredphoesh (3:46 PM, February 28, 2011)
Reasons I am considering the GH2 over the D7000
1/ much faster response, focusing is unrivalled
2/ 30 mins 1080 recording time (120 mins OUTSIDE of the control freaky EU)
3/ flip out screen (good for shooting clandestine street stuff)