Panasonic 16 Megapixels DMC-GH2 Camera Review by PhotoRadar With Rating 4/52010-12-23 12:39 | Source
|Model||Lumix DMC-GH1||Lumix DMC-GH2||Alpha NEX-5|
|LCD Screen||3 inch, 460,000 dots||3-inch TFT LCD with Touch panel Free-angle 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle 460K dots pixels||3-inch Clear Photo LCD with 230,400 dots|
|Memory Cards||SD memory card, SDHC memory card||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card||Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card|
|Resolution||4000 x 3000, 4128 x 2752, 4352 x 2448, 3072 x 1728, 2992 x 2992, 2928 x 1952, 2816 x 2112, 2112 x 2112, 2064 x 1376, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1504 x 1504||4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) [4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1920x1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)||4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480|
|File Formats||Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21), RAW, DPOF compatible Still Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.21) + QuickTime Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG||Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG||JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG, Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)), Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC|
|Focal Length||3x zoom, 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)|
|Shutter Speed||Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 4minutes)||Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes)||1/4000 - 30 seconds, bulb|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / Intelligent ISO||Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 400 / 500/ 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800||Auto, 200 to 12800|
|White Balance Settings||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / Color temperature setting||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off||Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction|
|Flash Range||10.5 m||N/A||FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)|
|Shooting Modes||Portrait (Normal / Soft Skin / Outdoor / Indoor / Creative) / Scenery (Normal / Nature / Architecture / Creative) / Close-up (Flower / Food / Objects / Creative) / SCN (Peripheral Defocus / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Sunset / Party / Sports / Baby 1,2 / Pet)||Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight|
|Maximum Movie Resolution||Yes, 1920 x 1080 (AVCHD), 1280 x 720 (AVCHD, Motion JPEG), 848 x 480 (Motion JPEG), 640 x 480 (Motion JPEG), 320 x 240 (Motion JPEG)||[Full HD] 1920x1080, 24p (24H:24Mbps,24L:17Mbps) [Full HD] 1920x1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p)||AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p|
|Maximum Movie Frames Per Second||30 fps||24/30/60 fps||30 fps|
|Maximum Movie Duration||AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 90 min||AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 110 min||To capacity of memory card|
|Macro Focus||iAuto (W:Approx.5cm (0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.100cm (3.28') to Infinity)|
|Metering||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot||Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Image Stabilization||Yes, Lens||No, use Lens IS|
|Self Timer||2sec / 10sec / 10sec, 3 images||10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec||2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)|
|Video Out (TV Playback)||HDMI||miniHDMI TypeC Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p Audio: Dolby? Digital Stereo Creator||Yes, HDMI (TypeC mini)|
|Batteries||Lithium-Ion rechargeable||Lithium-Ion rechargeable||InfoLitium NP-FW50, 7.2V|
|Dimensions||124 x 90 x 45 mm||124 x 89.6 x 75.8mm / 4.88 x 3.53 x 2.98 in||4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-9/16in. / 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm|
|Weight||385g||392g / 13.82 oz (body only)||8.1 oz / 229g|
|Other Info||Burst Speed 3 frames / sec (High speed) or 2 frames / sec (Low speed)||Burst Speed SH: 40 frames/sec(4M), H: 5 frames/sec, M: 3 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)||Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (2.3fps)Speed Priority (7fps)|
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Camera Reviews Roundup
|Imaging Resource: "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 camcorder. And it's a segment that Panasonic pioneered with the GH2's predecessor, the GH1, which burst onto the scene at the PMA show in 2009. Panasonic hasn't significantly..." - Jun 20 2011 More »|
|ePhotoZine: "ISO160, as the lowest ISO setting, produces the cleanest, most detailed noise free images, as you would expect, and then as the ISO setting increases so too does noise. Results are good at ISO200. At ISO400 - chroma noise starts to appear (slightly), and again at ISO800. At ISO1600 - noise texture appears and covers everything, but is quite subtle, and at ISO3200 - noise texture increases covering everything, with c..." - Apr 28 2011 More »|
|Steve's Digicam: "For our outdoor image samples, we shot using Panasonic's iAuto (Intelligent Auto) shooting mode. This produced outstanding image quality, providing a well exposed and tack sharp image from edge to edge. We also see rich colors that accurately represent the actual scene. With the GH2, we also used the Lumix 14-140mm Micro Four-Thirds lens. One the wide end of this lens we can see some barrel distortion as well as som..." - Apr 08 2011 More »|
|dpreview: "In terms of the critical output of their sensors, Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds cameras have tended to lag behind APS-C and full-frame competitors. Typically, in our testing, we have complained about high noise levels at medium to high ISO settings, restricted dynamic range, and poor in-camera JPEG processing. In specification terms alone, Panasonic has made some major leaps forward with the GH2. At 18MP, it ha..." - Mar 24 2011 More »|
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- May 30 2013 I wouldnt even recommend this camera to beginners., Blue Motion Studio
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- Apr 06 2013 Don't pay more than $800!, BroadSword
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