Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D7000

51

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
444 g

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $797 body only

$970 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $699 body only

$1,219 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$345 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,089 - $1,498 body only

$1,900 - $2,737 with 35-100mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger

discussion

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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)