Panasonic Lumix GH2 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Panasonic DMC-GH1
DMC-GH1 vs GH2
Successor: Panasonic GH3
GH2 vs GH3
General
Model Number: GH2
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $1499.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2010-12-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 33.2 oz (942 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.0 in.
(124 x 90 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.48 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Other
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60/50/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
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:  
Filter Thread: 62.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face Detect, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1 area, Touch AF
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
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 160
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 Auto Exposure: 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 (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
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: 11.4 m / 37.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm stereo mic/remote socket, combined AV/USB connector
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.59
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.27
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.24
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.077
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.51
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.068
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode, Wide Angle = 0.276s
Startup Time: 1.1
Play -> Record Time: 0.6
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 330
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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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