Panasonic Lumix GH2 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: GH2 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1499.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2010-12-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 33.2 oz (942 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.0 in.
(124 x 90 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 18.3
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4752 x 3168 (15.1 MP, 3:2),
4976 x 2800 (13.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3360 x 2240 (7.5 MP, 3:2),
3520 x 1980 (7.0 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1752 (4.1 MP, 4:3),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1744 x 1744 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1440 (2.8 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1792 x 1792 (3.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 60/50/24, 60/50, 30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH Lumix G VARIO HD MEGA O.I.S
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 280 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/4.0 - 22 (wide) / f/5.8 - 22 (tele) 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x 
Filter Thread: 62mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face Detect, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1 area, Touch AF 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1,534K dots eq., 1.42x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 160-12800, Intelligent ISO
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure 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) 
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 images) seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.4 m / 37.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote 
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm stereo mic/remote socket, combined AV/USB connector 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary  
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 330
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 BD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Multi-aspect 18-megapixel Sensor, 1920x1080 HD Movies, Touch-screen Articulating LCD, 2.5mm Stereo Mic/Remote Socket, Mini HDMI Type-C Connector. Available in black or silver. 

 


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