Pansonic GH2 (tbreak)

20 Jul

Never having been a fan of the four-thirds system, reviewing the Panasonic GH2 was a bit of a challenge as I tried keeping my personal opinion aside. The GH2 is the most DSLR-like in the Panasonic Mirrorless ILC range with its rather large body, features and price tag. That meant there were high expectations to be met.

With the steady shift towards a future norm where a camera is expected to take high quality videos; improvement in picture quality and dynamic range progress has taken a back seat with the GH2 clearly being one of those cameras. Decent built quality, well implemented displays (including the EVF), four aspect ratios and a fantastic HD video was all good but with poor image quality, the GH2 fails in its most vital function; taking pictures. With a grip that isn’t conducive for long shooting hours when the massive 14-140mm lens is mounted, a pitiful burst mode buffer and poor low light/long shutter speed performance makes you wonder if this is just a video camera that can take pictures as well.

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