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!
16 megapixel Panasonic Lumix GH2 system camera
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 shoots in a 16 Megapixel resolution and records Full HD video. This causes an increase in the file size, but with SDXC card support, you don’t have to worry about it. The Panasonic GH2 is also a relatively fast camera capable of taking action shots at a speed of 5 images per second, with the full 16MP resolution. It is recommended to use at least fast SDHC cards, for example an 8GB SDHC card. The SDXC cards are still relatively pricey, but these prices are expected to become more attractive in the near future.
Panasonic DMC-GH2 equipped with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 has been equipped with a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface. It transfers pictures at a high speed. The speed of the Panasonic G2 is stable and fast. If you want to make things simple for yourself, and don't want the hassle of working with a cable all the time, you might want to purchase a fast USB 2.0 High Speed card reader, which does not require connecting the camera. It's fast, easy and saves battery capacity.