Panasonic‘s Lumix DMC-GH1 set a high benchmark, so a lot is expected from its successor, the GH2. Think of it as a refinement of the key specs combined with new features like a touchscreen interface. Sensor resolution has been boosted to 16.02 megapixels on the GH2, and a faster processor gives it a burst mode of up to 5 frames/sec at full resolution.
Th GH2 is also compatible with Panasonic’s previously announced Micro Four Thirds 3D lens — mount the lens and you have a 3D camera.
The already stellar HD movie modes of the GH1 have been tweaked to 1920×1080 at 60i. Dolby Digital stereo sound recording and external mic support are carried forward.
The GH2 gets the touchscreen interface also found on other Panasonic cameras. You can, for example, touch an area of the screen to set the focus point there. The electronic vewfinder has a 1.5 million dot resolution with 100 percent frame view.
- Sensor: 16.0-MP Live MOS
- Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
- Memory: SD / SDHC
- Video Recording: AVCHD HD / Motion JPEG
- Audio: Dolby Digital stereo, external mic input
- LCD: 3-inch, 460,000-dot articulating screen, touch enabled
- EVF: 1.53 million dots, 100 percent coverage
- MSRP: $999.99 (body only); 1699.99 with 14-140mm zoom