Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Nikon D7000

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

40

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

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 D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Significantly lighter
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$1,989 - $2,598 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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)