The Lumix DMC-GH2 is a great way to shoot high-quality video and stills without having to fork out the money for two cameras.
Typical price: $1,699.00
It's speedy, feature-packed, and an excellent ILC for shooting video, but to consistently get really good photos out of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 requires shooting raw.
The GH2 mixes some excellent design and user interface conventions with some frustrating operational annoyances.
Though the DMC-GH2 delivers better photo quality than we've seen from previous Panasonic cameras--along with excellent video--images still look noisy and JPEGs need work.
Micro Four Thirds is getting an extra dimension with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, the first to capture 3D photos.
A nice set of video format options plus an articulated touch screen should prove attractive to the current crop of dSLR-video experimenters, and potentially faster autofocus coupled with presumably better noise reduction may pique the interest of traditional still shooters.
The GH2 has a similar body design to its predecessor, the GH1, but adds touch capabilities to its articulating LCD, among other upgrades.
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