First test shots posted for Panasonic GH2!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, December 13, 2010 - 20:00 EST)
We've just posted our first set of lab test shots for the Panasonic GH2, with more to come.
Externally, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is quite similar to its predecessor, the GH1, with only relatively subtle tweaks to control layout. Under the skin, though, the Panasonic GH2 sports a new 18-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, whose output is piped through the latest iteration of Panasonic's image processor, now dubbed "Venus Engine FHD". The combination allows the Lumix GH2 to shoot Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) video with a sensor output of 60p. The new processor in the Lumix DMC-GH2 has three CPU cores, and allows speed improvements in other areas as well. The Panasonic GH2 offers full resolution sensitivities ranging from ISO 160 to 12,800 equivalents. The Venus Engine FHD processor also allows faster burst shooting, with the GH2 now able to shoot at 5 frames per second at full resolution using the camera's mechanical shutter, and as fast as 40fps at 4 megapixels when using an electronic shutter. Read our Panasonic GH2 Hands-on Preview for more, and visit the Panasonic GH2 Samples page for the images we've shot so far, including links to select RAW files. We'll be adding more image files over the next couple of days, so stay tuned!