Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D7000

58

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
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

galleries

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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,060 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $597 body only

$460 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$778 - $997 body only

$1,126 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$434 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Much better image quality
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)