The Panasonic GH2 uses a new 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor claiming improved readout speed. It will shoot a faster 5 fps in burst shooting mode at full resolution, recording as many frames as your memory card will hold. A reduced 3 megapixel resolution will allow for 40 fps shooting with an electronic shutter.
A three-core Venus Engine FHD CPU is put to work processing information from the GH2’s sensor. That new sensor also makes 3D image capture possible when coupled to Panasonic’s just-announced 3D lens. For more details on that, read our hands-on preview.
The camera’s EVF carries the same 100% viewing angle as its predecessor with a 1.53 million-dot resolution. This iteration will allow Live View images to be displayed via HDMI cable. Full 1080 HD video recording is offered at 60i or 24p, and 720p at 50 fps.
Like the Lumix G2, the GH2 has a swiveling 3.0-inch touch panel LCD of 460k-dot resolution. It offers the same touch shutter and touch AF functions that were available to G2 users. The EVF has been given an upgrade to a wide-aspect 1.53 million-dot resolution.
Pricing and availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 will be available in early December in a body-only configuration for $899.99 or $999.95 with a Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.