Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
83
Based on 47 scores, 63 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    17
  • Good:
    23
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Articulated screen, Four aspect ratios, Buttons customization.
  • Blazing autofocus. Faster bit rates for better HD video quality. Touchscreen tracking lets you pull focus in video using just your pinkie. Superb mic for outdoor shooting.
  • Digital SLR-style body will appeal to DSLR fans, Loads of exterior controls for adjusting still and video functionality, Full 1,920 x 1,080i HD video in AVCHD mode, High-quality "Cinema" mode gives 1080p video, at 24 fps.

Cons:

  • High noise in low light, Insufficient grip with large lenses, Small buffer for burst mode, Poor image quality straight out of the camera.
  • Feature laden to the point of feeling bloated. Pricey.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tbreak.com on 70

The Micro four-thirds system (first seen in the Olympus Pen) were the first to jump on to the mirror-less interchangeable lens camera (ILC) segment, bridging the gap between the DSLR and the high end P&S cameras. Panasonic, with their extensive range...

By ITP.net on 100

The DMC-GH2 is one of the best micro four third cameras we’ve tested, it’s a great performer in terms of both still images and video capture....

By Wired on 70

The 16.05-megapixel Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 is as much for videos as it is for stills. Indeed, the first things you’ll notice are the stereo microphone on top and the shiny red button with a movie camera icon next to it that almost implores you to...

By The Imaging Resource on -

It's almost as unfair to call the 16-megapixel Panasonic GH2 an SLR-style camera as it is to call it a Compact System Camera (CSC). The Panasonic GH2 is actually a true photo/movie hybrid, straddling the ground between a still camera and a...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The GH2 produces excellent quality HD video which looks great in wide-angle. Its autofocus struggles a bit when the subject moves and a 3.5 mm mic input would be a better choice. You can still turn out very good films with it...

By The Luminous Landscape on -

The camera with the best built-in EVF along with the most accessible manual controls and the highest quality video of all cameras that can take Leica M glass is the Panasonic GH2. Its electronic viewfinder is the best currently available, and making...

By CNET Australia on 80

The Lumix DMC-GH2 is a great way to shoot high-quality video and stills without having to fork out the money for two...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

I really enjoyed using the Panasonic Lumix GH2, the camera's handling and performance were huge positives, providing great feedback, control, and responsiveness. Panasonic has produced a camera with an abundance of external controls, buttons, and...

By HardwareZone.com on 90

The Panasonic GH2 is perhaps the most 'layered' camera we've reviewed. At its most basic level, it works well as an advanced consumer model; switch on iA mode and anybody can use it as both a photo and video camera. Unfold the GH2 however,...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

The GH2 is great to use, the features are innovative and add value to the package, and stills and movies are of great quality too. A good all-rounderOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By About.com on 80

If results are all that matter to you in your photography, my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 review will showcase a camera that is perfect for your needs. The GH2, mirror-less, interchangeable lens camera has outstanding response times and image quality....

By Macworld UK on 100

Updating the earlier GH1 digital compact and utilising the same Micro Four Thirds system setup as Olympus, the GH2 is in some respects a miniature DSLR. While that means it won’t fit in the average pocket, the advantage here is the highest...

By Videomaker on -

With its HDMI output, multi-angle LCD, and the ability to auto focus in video mode, the Panasonic DMC-GH2 fixes many of the problems of previous HDSLRs, which makes this camera perfect for video enthusiasts. Dan Bruns is an Associate Multimedia...

By Steves Digicams on -

Leading the way in the non-dSLR interchangeable lens camera (ILC) revolution is Panasonic's Lumix GH2 digital camera. Although this is one of the largest EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) camera's on the market, it is still much...

By NeoCamera on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a full-featured Micro Four-Thirds SLD which delivers good image quality and a generally solid performance. Image quality is characterized by low noise, good retention of details, excellent metering and nice colors....

By DPexpert on -

At this price Panasonic is up against some very good DSLRs, including the Olympus E-5 in the four thirds format. It must be assessed alongside the brilliant Canon 60D and Nikon D7000. They are bigger and heavier, but not by much. *...

By PCWorld on 80

The interchangeable-lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 puts an innovative spin on touchscreen controls for advanced focusing tricks, and it has the best video capabilities we've seen to date among still cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: An Innovative...

By DigitalCameraReview on 90

The Panasonic GH2 builds on the already solid foundation of the GH1 and G2. It produces excellent image quality from an exceptionally small camera...

By Digital Photography School on -

This camera has come quite a way since its predecessor, the GH1, appeared over a year ago and the breed is fast becoming a thoroughbred.Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 FeaturesThe compact camera body has the same width as the GH1 but is overall 1.5x larger...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 is a Micro Four Thirds camera that offers a plethora of features for advanced photographers to play with, but it also has an automatic mode so that inexperienced users can also get in on all the fun. Its image quality is...