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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 462 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the flash, while the storage and connectivity get negative opinions.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

battery, connectivity, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the zoom and portability are generally positive. The performance and lens are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the focus and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the size and usability.

price, lens, performance, portability, zoom

battery, durability, focus

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions. Views about the shutter and low light performance are different. Some have doubts about the storage and zoom.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

zoom, storage

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Review: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2

 

This follow-up to Panasonic's GH1 camera sticks with the previous model's look and feel but adds some important upgrades and features.

Blazing autofocus. Faster bit rates for better HD video quality. Touchscreen tracking lets you pull focus in video using just your pinkie. Superb mic for outdoor shooting

Feature-laden to the point of feeling bloated. Pricey

Jun, 2011

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Barnaby Britton (with additional material by Richa (dpreview.com)

Panasonic DMC-GH2 Review

 

When Panasonic first launched the GH1, its second Micro Four Thirds camera, it was widely seen as simply being a G1 with video shooting and a considerably more expensive kit lens. And, if your primary concern was stills photography then this wasn't an...

Excellent multi-aspect ratio sensor with good resolution and high-ISO performance in compact body ; Good build quality and handling ; Hands on' interface offers plenty of physical control points ; Advanced and effective touch-screen implementation (but...

Uninspiring JPEGs in some situations mean Raw conversion needed to get best results ; Auto White Balance can be too blue, especially outdoors ; 24P Cinema mode only available in Manual Movie Mode (set on exposure mode dial) ; Although the finish has...

The GH2 is the best G-series camera to date, and the improvements that Panasonic has made compared to the GH1 and G2, especially as regards AF performance and movie shooting, are meaningful and very welcome. We love the combination of physical control...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

 

It may not be a "true DSLR," but the interchangeable-lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 has features that outclass some of today's DSLRs, and the camera may indicate where future DSLRs are headed with regard to controls and video options.

Innovative touchscreen controls for focusing ; Best-in-class video quality ; Full manual controls for both stills and video ; Tilt-and-swivel 3-inch LCD touchscreen ; Comfortable ergonomic grip ; Hardware controls for fast access to most settings ;...

Big for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera ; No optical viewfinder ; No in-body image stabilization ; Expensive ; Might be better suited for video than stills

The interchangeable-lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 puts an innovative spin on touchscreen controls for advanced focusing tricks, and it has the best video capabilities we've seen to date among still cameras.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 review

 

Following up Panasonic's video darling, the DMC-GH1, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 delivers some important enhancements, including a much-needed HDMI connector. Its price and feature set--by accident or design--targets photo and video enthusiasts rather...

Excellent video quality; articulating display with generally good touch-screen interface; variable frame-rate movie mode.

Annoying AVCHD-imposed limitations for video; no way to lock AF area on touch screen; middling battery life.

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.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GH2 is an excellent, compact EVIL camera. With comparable features, performance and quality of the top entry-level dSLR's, this is an excellent, more compact solution, with a slightly higher price tag. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Smaller than an entry-level dSLR ; iAuto makes it easy for anyone to shoot ; Excellent iAuto shooting system ; Excellent overall image quality ; Outstanding single image shooting performance ; Very good ISO performance up to ISO 1600 ; Continuous...

Auto Focus is slower than the phase detection found on dSLR's ; Limited lens availability (but growing) ; Burst mode is good, but is a little less than claimed by Panasonic ; Both EVF and LCD use battery power quickly compared to dSLR viewfinder ; More...

The Panasonic Lumix GH2 is an excellent, compact EVIL camera. With comparable features, performance and quality of the top entry-level dSLR's, this is an excellent, more compact solution, with a slightly higher price tag. Read more in our

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH2 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix GH2 Systemkamera Test Mit der Einführung der GH1, im Vorfeld der PMA 2009, hat Panasonic eine Kamera vorgelegt, bei Fotos und Videos nahtlos zusammengehen. In der letzten Zeit hat man bei Panasonic die Benutzererfahrungen ausgewertet...

Dec, 2010

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH2 review

 

The introduction of the Panasonic GH1 in March of 2009 caused a small shock wave. A DSLR-type camera, in which photo and video are combined effortlessly, was previously unheard of. The competition was left looking on, and Panasonic thus got a solid...

With the introduction of the GH1 in 2009 at the time of the PMA, Panasonic put a camera on the map which combined photo and video flawlessly. Recently, Panasonic has evaluated user experience and gathered current technical possibilities in order to...

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a new Micro Four Thirds compact system camera with a 16 megapixel multi-aspect Live MOS sensor and Full 1080p HD video with continuous autofocus at variable frame rates, including cine standard 24fps. Successor to the...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 offers a winning combination of high-quality stills and video, proven handling and design, and a more affordable price-tag - it's simply the most complete interchangeable lens camera currently available for people who want...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

 

Though it's still a little big for the compact system camera title, the Panasonic GH2 is distinguished by its fast autofocus for both stills and video, and its Full HD video capability; the built-in EVF, articulating LCD and touchscreen are just gravy.

It's almost as unfair to call the 16-megapixel Panasonic GH2 an SLR-style camera as it is to call it a Compact System Camera (CSC). The Panasonic GH2 is actually a true photo/movie hybrid, straddling the ground between a still camera and a camcorder....

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Lumix DMC-GH2

 

(priced from $899) is a hybrid camera/camcorder that uses the Micro Four Thirds standards. It's the follow-up to the DMC-GH1, and it offers a host of new features, including a higher resolution sensor, faster autofocus and continuous shooting, a...

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Compact, generally solid body (despite being plastic); comes in two colors ; Flip-out, rotating 3-inch touchscreen LCD display with high resolution, great outdoor / low light visibility ; Touch...

Occasional underexposure and highlight clipping ; Redeye somewhat of a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; Some artifacting at 1080/60i movie resolution ; Buffer fills too quickly in continuous shooting mode ; 14 - 140 mm kit lens produces soft...

In conclusion, the Lumix DMC-GH2 is a most impressive hybrid camera. Beginners looking for a camera that can take stills or movies with point-and-shoot ease will find that the GH2 can do that without hesitation. If you're an enthusiast who wants...

Sep, 2012

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