Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DMC-G5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic DMC-GF2KK
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Price Best Price: $1,195.00
Pros
  • Innovative touchscreen controls for focusing
  • Innovative touchscreen controls for focusing
  • Best-in-class video quality
  • Best-in-class video quality
  • Full manual controls for both stills and video
  • Full manual controls for both stills and video
  • Tilt-and-swivel 3-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Tilt-and-swivel 3-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Comfortable ergonomic grip
  • Comfortable ergonomic grip
  • Hardware controls for fast access to most settings
  • Hardware controls for fast access to most settings
  • Extremely fast autofocus
  • Extremely fast autofocus
  • Compatible with optional 3D lens for still photos
  • Compatible with optional 3D lens for still photos
Cons
  • Big for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera
  • Big for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera
  • No optical viewfinder
  • No optical viewfinder
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • Might be better suited for video than stills
  • Expensive
  • Might be better suited for video than stills
  • Expensive
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number DMC-GH2HK DMC-GH2K DMC-G5K DMC-GF2KK

Battery Information

Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No   No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life 340 Shot 340 Shot 310 Shot 300 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1 1 1 1

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI Yes Yes Yes Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 3.00  " 3.00  " 3.00  " 3.00  "
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Effective Camera Resolution 16.1  Megapixels 16.1  Megapixels 16.1  Megapixels 12.1  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 4/3" (0.68" x 0.51") 0.68" x 0.51" 0.68" x 0.51" 0.68" x 0.51"
Image Sensor Type Live MOS Live MOS Live MOS Live MOS

Exposure

Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/16000 Second 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second

Flash

Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync

General Information

Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number DMC-GH2HK DMC-GH2K DMC-G5K DMC-GF2KK
UPC Code 885170024243 45121504 PCEDMC-G5KB DMCGF2KK
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic
Product Name Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DMC-G5 Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera
Marketing Information

Enforced by the high-performance of new components and advanced technologies, the creative HD Hybrid DMC-GH2 is now offering an even higher level of creative possibility and intuition for every enthusiastic user to explore realms of not only photography but also of videography at the same time.

Enforced by the high-performance of new components and advanced technologies, the creative HD Hybrid DMC-GH2 is now offering an even higher level of creative possibility and intuition for every enthusiastic user to explore realms of not only photography but also of videography at the same time.

The LUMIX DMC-GH2 is the latest member of the New Generation System Camera LUMIX G DSL Micro System. Fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System lens standard, the LUMIX G DSL Micro System combines a downsized body with advanced functions that achieve both high performance and operational comfort. Featuring an intuitive touch control, the new DMC-GH2 boasts its worlds fastest level Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second to capture the subject in spur-of-the-moment in sharp focus. The key components including the sensor and the image processing engine are totally refined to achieve the highest performance of the camera to render a stunning image with high resolution, beautiful gradation and high sensitivity - all worthy of the flagship camera of LUMIX G DSL Micro System, DMC-GH2.

Offers High Image Quality with High Speed Response Time

One of the newest compact system cameras (DSLM) cameras from Panasonic, the LUMIX G5 features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. Featuring a compact, light-weight body with built-in flash, the LUMIX G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users a powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality, realizing true-to-life photo details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color production.

OPTIMAL BALANCE OF OPTICS AND PERFORMANCE

When used with the LUMIX G5, the full line of high-grade lens combines with its precision AF (Auto Focus) to achieve high resolutions, with an optimal balance of resolution and noise reduction to produce lifelike image rendering and high precision auto exposure and white balance for faithful color reproduction.

The LUMIX GF2 is Panasonics signature DSL Micro Compact system camera in its mirrorless line-up, as it it's the smallest and lightest model offered by Panasonic, while still offering the superb image quality expected from LUMIX. Comparing to the GF1, its predecessor, the GF2 has been reduced approximately 19% in size and approximately 7% in weight yet is still retains its signature built-in flash and all metal body.

Product Model DMC-GH2 DMC-GH2 DMC-G5 DMC-GF2
Product Type Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera

Image

Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000

Lens

Optical Zoom 10.0  x   3.0  x 3.0  x
Digital Zoom 4.0 4.0 4.0  
Aperture Range f/4 to 5.8   f/3.5 to 5.6 f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical   Optical Optical
Autofocus Points 23 23 23 23
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 19.69   11.81 11.81

Memory

Memory Card Supported Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera
  • H-VS014140 Lens
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
  • Lumix DMC-GH2 Mirrorless Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
  • Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DMC-G5
  • Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042)
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Lumix DMC-GF2 Mirrorless Camera
  • H-FS014042 Lens
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battey Case
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
Features Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Live View Self-timer, Face Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Intelligent ISO Mode, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Aperture Priority, Live View, External Flash Shoe

Physical Characteristics

Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit Body Only Body with Lens Kit Body with Lens Kit
Height 3.5" 3.5" 3.3" 2.7"
Width 4.9" 4.9" 4.7" 4.4"
Depth 3" 3" 2.8" 1.3"
Weight (Approximate) 13.83  oz 13.83  oz 12.2  oz 9.35  oz

Video

Video Formats QuickTime Motion JPEG QuickTime Motion JPEG, AVCHD AVCHD, MP4 QuickTime Motion JPEG
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps 30 fps 60 fps 60 fps

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic No

Warranty

Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Network & Communication

GPS     No