Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review

Overall Score

62

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 90 x 76 mm, 442g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GH1
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-GH3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Overview


First introduced in March, 2011, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GH1 with Lumix DMC-GH2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH2 with Panasonic GH1

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-GH2 with Panasonic GH3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH2 with Panasonic GH3


Panasonic GH2 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GH2 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GH2 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic GH2 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Panasonic GH5S 2018 10MP 160 - 51200 660g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 725g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 560g 133 x 93 x 84mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 2012 16MP 200 - 12800 550g 133 x 93 x 82mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic GH2 2011 16MP 160 - 12800 442g 124 x 90 x 76mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GH2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
442g Light Body
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 has an Overall Score of 62/100 and ranked #143 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #305 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GH2 Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
65
Value for money score
75
Portability score
83
Overall score
62
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GH2


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 weighs 442g and has external dimensions of 124 x 90 x 76mm (4.88 x 3.54 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic GH2 is 2 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GH2 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH2
442g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH2
76mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GH2 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GH2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 550 g 442 g 133 x 93 x 82 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 442 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Panasonic GH1 385 g 442 g 124 x 90 x 45 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 442 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 396 g 442 g 120 x 83 x 71 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 390 g 442 g 122 x 85 x 71 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Panasonic G2 428 g 442 g 124 x 84 x 74 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 442 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 124 x 90 x 76 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GH2
Announced March, 2011
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 15.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 442 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 90 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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