Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 8
    • Features
    • 10
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Expandability
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.60
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Good image quality
    • Sharp EVF
    • Compact body and kit lens
  • Cons

    • Cost
    • Dense menu system
    • LCD tough to view outside

Quick Take

The Panasonic GH2 builds on the already solid foundation of the GH1 and G2. It produces excellent image quality from an exceptionally small camera body.

The Lumix GH2 is the seventh – yes, seventh – Micro Four Thirds G-series camera from Panasonic. Introduced at Photokina 2010, it replaces the GH1 and it offers some step-up advantages to the Lumix G2.

Panasonic Lumix GH2

The GH2 offers a jump up in sensor resolution over prior Lumix Micro Four Thirds models, with 16.02 megapixels to the GH1 and G2’s 12.1 megapixels. The sensor, of course, has remained the same size. While it dwarfs any compact point-and-shoot’s sensor, the GH2’s Four Thirds sensor is somewhat smaller than the Sony NEX and Samsung NX’s APS-C sized imagers. An increase in megapixels could potentially result in more noise at high ISO sensitivities for the GH2.

Pixels and specs don’t tell the story, real-world images and controlled test results will. Keep on reading our full review and see how the Panasonic GH2 fares.

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