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.
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.
The GH2 mixes some excellent design and user interface conventions with some frustrating operational annoyances.
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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