|Panasonic Lumix GH2 system camera review
With the introduction of the GH1 in 2009 at the time of the PMA, Panasonic put a camera on the map which combined photo and video flawlessly. Recently, Panasonic has evaluated user experience and gathered current technical possibilities in order to achieve a new, innovative image solution. The result is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, an all-round camera with professional ambitions aimed at the serious photo and video fan. It is a remarkable camera with great flexibility in a compact body. Just add the compact Lumix Micro Four Thirds lenses, and you can trade your big camera bag for a smaller format.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 touch operation
The Panasonic GH2 camera is full of innovative solutions. Not only does it include innovations in imaging and video, but also the camera’s control has been renovated, and successfully at that. The programmable buttons are very handy in practice, and the touch control of the GH2 seems to us to be an added value. The speed with which the camera reacts, focuses and performs is convincing, which deserves a lot of praise for Panasonic. We are impressed with the AF-speed.
16 megapixel Panasonic DMC-GH2 camera
An increase in resolution is often applied due to a voice in the manufacturer’s marketing department. However, its implementation is not always so smooth, and especially the design department has its objections to such an increase. The increase in resolution to 16 Megapixels has not had any negative consequences for the Panasonic DMC-GH2. That’s primarily due to the fact that Panasonic has taken effective measures to prevent noise in higher ISO values, and also because Panasonic has invested in a newly designed image processor, the Venus Engine FHD, and new algorithms. This processor gives the camera a true power boost with three CPUs, and that is noticeable on all fronts.
Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Thirds camera
Is there any negative criticism about this Micro Four Thirds system camera? Well, not much. 3D video is not possible (yet) and truly usable high ISO values of 12800 and higher are still out of range, but these are features that are found mostly in (expensive) specialist photography and video cameras. The body may not be as exciting, and has changed little in terms of design, but it is still functional and it is pleasant to handle.
Panasonic DMC-GH2 : Very good price/quality ratio
Panasonic is creating a point of reference with the GH2 with which the competition can measure itself. Panasonic’s years of video experience are clearly visible and is very effectively integrated into an existing concept. Photo and video stand effortlessly together at a high level in the Panasonic Lumix GH2, and can live up to the competition. The price/quality ratio, especially in terms of shooting video with a system camera, is changing thanks to the GH2, to its advantage. There is simply no better photo/video combination to be found in this price segment currently, perhaps it can be in the whole camera segment. We congratulate the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 camera!