Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera, Black with 14-42mm Lens

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About the Panasonic DMC-GH2

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera has a large 17.3 x 13.0mm Live MOS sensor that records 16.05MP of high resolution goodness, a 10x zoom lens (28-280mm equivalent in 35mm), 1920 x 1080 60i HD Video with Dolby stereo sound, a multi-function Touch Screen for control of both stills and video and extremely fast auto focus in a camera 1/3 smaller (4.88 x 3.53 x 2.98"/12.4 x 8.96 x 7.58 cm) and lighter (13.82 oz/392 g) than most DSLRs.

It has MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to eliminate blurry photos from low shutter speeds/shaky hands, a 3" free-angle LCD with 460,000 dots, high sensitivity up to ISO 12800 and an advanced dust reduction system to protect image quality. RAW capability in still images gives you ultimate control for the best pictures possible.

There's a lot more, of course. Like 3D shooting capability with the Lumix G 12.4mm/F12 interchangeable lens, a built-in flash with 1st and 2nd curtain sync and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that makes all settings automatically to give you optimal results without worrying about shutter speeds or exposure. Both stills and video can be customized with Scene and Color modes for a vast range of creative options.

A Cinema mode allows you to shoot 1080/24p video with 24Mbps, a Variable Movie mode lets you choose the frame rate, from 80% to 300%, there are a variety of color modes (including 3 different black and white settings) and, you can even shoot a high resolution 14MP photo at the touch of the shutter button, while recording video! A wide range of optional accessories such as an external stereo microphone, a zoom lever for smoother zooms in video recording, external flash, HDMI cable, etc. might make the DMC-GH2 just right for you.

The Panasonic DMC-GH2 is commonly used for Video and more.The Panasonic DMC-GH2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMC-GH2: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Good image quality.

Panasonic DMC-GH2 Includes

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 Megapixels Digital Camera
  • Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Storage Bag
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
  • Panasonic Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good image quality (10) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (8) , Image stabilization (8) , Large clear LCD (7) , Good in low light (7) , Compact (6) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (6) , Good image quality (6) , Short lag time (5) , Zoom range/performance (5) , Good in low light (5) , Compact (5) , Compact (4) , Easy to use (4) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (4) , Good image quality (4) , Image stabilization (4) , Large clear LCD (4) , Short lag time (4) , Nice body color (3)
Short battery life (3) , Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Video (9) , Family photos (6) , Landscape/scenery (6) , Weddings (6) , Video (6) , Video (5) , Travel (5) , Wildlife (4) , Landscape/scenery (4) , Low light (3) , Sports/action (3) , Travel (3) , Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Semi-pro photographer (4) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (2) , Semi-pro photographer (2) , Photo enthusiast (1) , Photography student (1) , Pro photographer (1) , Casual photographer (1) , Photo enthusiast (1) , Casual photographer (1)

Panasonic DMC-GH2 Features

  • Fastest Level of Light Speed AF: It features the world's fastest level Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second which is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by doubling the drive speed from 60 frames per second to 120 frames per second
  • 16.05MP Live MOS Sensor: Panasonic also refined its comprehensive digital imaging technologies for every camera of LUMIX G Micro System to raise the level of image quality that rivals or even surpasses D-SLR cameras
  • High Sensitivity Shooting Up to ISO 12800: The key components, including the Live MOS sensor and image-processing Venus Engine FHD, have been totally refined to raise camera performance and render stunning images with high resolution, beautiful gradation and high sensitivity
  • High Speed Consecutive Shooting: The newly developed Live MOS sensor helps to realize the high speed burst shooting at 5 frames per second in full 16.05-megapixel resolution with mechanical shutter and 3 frames per second even when using the Full-time Live View
  • Venus Engine HD: By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise even more accurately by applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels
  • Extended Battery Life: The energy-saving Venus Engine FHD and the genuine rechargeable lithium-ion battery work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-GH2
  • 1920x1080 60i (NTSC)/50i 9PAL) Full HD Movies in AVCHD Format: There are always two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes - high-quality photos or movies. You can simply choose the one that saves precious memories most beautifully with the DMC-GH2
  • Still Image Recording in Movie Recording W/14MP High Resolution: While shooting an HD movie, simply press the shutter button and the camera will shoot a photo with 14-megapixel high resolution as it continues to record your movie
  • Variable Movie Mode: The image recording is more flexible fun with the DMC-GH2. It is possible to choose the suitable frame rate of the movie among 80%, 160%, 200% and 300% according to the recorded content with the new Variable Movie Mode
  • Touch AF in Movie Recording: The Touch AF in movie recording also lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Just by pointing the subject, the focus is shifted to it and let it stand out to attract attention
  • Use Manual/My Color/Film Modes: You can use the My Color Mode and Film Mode for shooting movies. They render highly unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings
  • Extra Tele Conversion Function
  • High Quality Sound: A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies
  • 3x Zoom Lens-14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 (28-84mm in 35mm Equivalent)
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Movie: Even video beginners can record excellent movies with the DMC-GH2 because the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is also available for movie recording
  • Interchangeable Lenses: The main appeal of an interchangeable lens system camera is the ability to express a wider range of motion by changing the lens. The LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens that comes bundled with the DMC-GH2H is recommended for shooting movies
  • Advanced Output and Editing Features: The DMC-GH2 is newly capable of image output via an optional mini HDMI cable to the external monitor, which is suitable for the professional image recording that requires serious confirmation of the images
  • Intuitive Touch Control/Double Live View: Touch-screen operation raises operating ease to an intuitive level. It includes Touch Shutter for shooting, Touch AF for focusing - even when shooting movies - and Touch-scroll Playback for instant image retrieval
  • 3" Free-Angle LCD W/High 460,000 Resolution: The DMC-GH2 has a 3.0-inch 3:2 460,000-dot free-angle LCD that rotates 180 deg. to the side and tilts 270 deg. up and down and gives you approx. 100% field of view
  • 1.5 Million Dot Multi Aspect Wide Screen Live View Finder (LVF): The LUMIX G Micro System's large, bright 1,440,000-dot equivalent LVF retains outstanding viewability of an optical viewfinder and also display information about settings that you can see without taking his or her eyes off the subject
  • Body and GUI Design: Meticulous attention was paid to operating ease when designing the DMC-GH2. The body design allows you to freely customize their settings, using 3 new Function buttons and 3 Custom Modes
  • Dust Reduction System: If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you're changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your images
  • Small and Light System Camera: The DMC-G1, which is based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, revolutionized the world of interchangeable lens system cameras in September 2008 as the world's first mirrorless system camera
  • Freer Expression for Still and Motion Images: With the world's first introduction of digital interchangeable lens to make 3D shooting possible with an interchangeable lens system camera, Panasonic proposes to enjoy high-quality shooting in 3D with the DMC-GH2
  • Expansive Customizing Possibilities: My Color Mode includes 8 different approaches to the color in your images and the Film Mode gives you even more options for shooting HD video

Panasonic DMC-GH2 Specifications

Resolution 16.05 megapixels
Sensor 17.3 x 13.0mm Live MOS sensor
File Formats Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD/QuickTime Motion JPEG
File Size 1 [4:3] 4,608 x 3,456 (L), 3,264 x 2,448 (M), 2,336 x 1,752 (S), 1,920 x 1,440 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[3:2] 4,752 x 3,168 (L), 3,360 x 2,240 (M), 2,400 x 1,600 (S), 1,920 x 1,280 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[16:9] 4,976 x 2,800 (L), 3,520 x 1,980 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S), 1,920 x 1,080 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
File Size 2 [1:1] 3,456 x 3,456 (L), 2,448 x 2,448 (M), 1,744 x 1,744 (S), 1,792 x 1,792 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps / QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps
[16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480, 30 fps
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Creative Color Modes (Still Image & Movie) Expressive / Retro / Pure / Elegant / Monochrome / Dynamic Art / Silhouette / Custom (Color / Brightness / Saturation adjustable)
Film Modes Color: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth / Nature / Nostalgic / Vibrant
Black and White: Standard / Dynamic / Smooth
Others: My Film 1 / My Film 2 / Multi Film / Cinema
Image Stabilization Mega O.I.S. in compatible lenses
Lens Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6, 28-84mm (35mm equivalent)
Zoom 3x 28-84mm (35mm equivalent)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Focus Type Contrast AF system
Focus Range 1' (0.3 m) to infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 52mm
Sensitivity Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Shutter Speeds 1/4,000 - 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 2 minutes)
Metering 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Exposure Modes Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual / Auto
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 2,500 K - 10,000 K in 100 K, with Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias adjustment and white balance bracket--3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Burst Capability SH: 40 frames/sec (4M), H: 5 frames/sec, M: 3 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) 7 recordable images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) and unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size and compression)
Self Timer 10 sec, 3 images / 2 sec / 10 sec
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connection Hot-shoe: TTL Auto with FL220 / FL360 / FL500 (Optional)
Dedicated Flash System TTL Auto with FL220 / FL360 / FL500 (Optional)
Max Sync Speed Less than 1/160 second
Memory Card Type SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Recording Formats AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolution 1 Motion JPEG: [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps / QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps, [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480, 30 fps, [HD] 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
NTSC: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (24H: 24Mbps, 24L: 17Mbps), [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 60p) (FSH: 17 Mbps, FH: 13 Mbps), [HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p) (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps)
Video Resolution 2 PAL: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (24H: 24 Mbps, 24L: 17Mbps), [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 50p) (FSH: 17 Mbps, FH: 13 Mbps), [HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 50p) (SH: 17 Mbps, H: 13 Mbps)
Video Clip Length AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 70 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 65 min with H-VS014140Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 75 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 70 min with H-VS014140
Viewfinder Type Live View Finder (1,533,600 dots equivalent)
Viewfinder Coverage Approx. 100%
Display 3" TFT LCD with Touch panel with 460,000 dots
Live View Yes
Connectivity USB 2.0 High Speed, AV output, mini HDMI TypeC, 2.5 mm, stereo mini jack stereo mic input
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 deg.F to 104 deg.F (0 deg.C to 40 deg.C)
Battery Type ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,200mAh) (Included)Battery Charger
Dimensions Camera body: 4.88 x 3.53 x 2.98" (12.4 x 8.96 x 7.58 cm)
Lens: 2.5 x 2.39 x 2.39" (6.36 x 6.06 x 6.06 cm)
Weight Camera Body only: 13.82 oz (392 g)
Lens: 5.82 oz (165 g)
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