Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera Price in the Philippines, Features and Specs: It may not be a 'true DSLR' but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 with interchangeable-lens has features that may even outclass and put to shame some of today’s current DSLRs. The camera may even point toward where future DSLRs are headed in terms of video options and controls.

Design and construction

Measuring 3 inches deep, 4.9 inches wide, and 3.5 inches tall, the body of the GH2 is more compact by not much than that of the usual entry-level DSLR. Without a lens attached, its body weighs 13.8 ounces but is nearly 32 ounces heavy with a 14 – 140mm zoom lens attached to it.

However, despite the physical size, the GH2 doesn’t feel that heavy. In addition, the GH2 has a large right-hand grip making it comfortable to hold and use the camera. Its grooved handgrip is textured and is as comfortable as any handgrip can get.

The designers of the GH2 did a great job in placing nearly all of the controls of the camera on its top panel, all within easy reach. A nice touch is its feature where the camera is able to sense if it is being lifted to the photographer’s eyes and automatically turning off the LCD and activating the viewfinder instead. Very, intuitive, what else can I say?

The display

The GH2 packs a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen with a resolution of 460,000 dots and 100% field of view. With the accent on ease of use, the camera has a degree of touchscreen control too where scrolling through captured images or settings can be done with the swipe of a finger.

The screen of the GH2 is very bright and sharp. It even lets you shoot photos by touching the image of the subject on the LCD. Also, when shooting extreme close-up photos, the LCD will magnify extremely precise manual focusing. Talk about making your life easier huh?

Performance and image quality

Most advanced cameras create outstanding images but the GH2 is in a class of its own. With its 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, the GH2 can create extremely large prints and the image quality is among the best you can find in its class. There is very little to complain about in this regard.

With a 14 – 140mm lens mounted on the GH2, the camera was able to turn out crisp images with minimal noise and no apparent chromatic aberration. It also turned out decent photos taken in low-light conditions. It even lets you shoot in a variety if aspect ratios: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1.

Videos on the other hand can be taken at up to Full HD with stereo audio and files stored in AVCHD format. As an alternative, a slightly lower option of 1280 x 720 pixel option is available with a Motion JPEG format. Again, with ease of use in mind, one press of the provided red “Record” button immediately captures video clips no matter which mode might have been previously in play.

Not only that, with the specially designed lens of the GH2, even if you adjust your framing while you are recording a video clip, the focus will automatically adjust with it.

Aside from the strong image quality turned out by the GH2, the camera demonstrated strong performance levels as well. The auto-focus works very quickly and gives you the option to switch to manual focus if and when needed. The camera also starts up very quickly and there is no noticeable shutter lag when taking pictures.

A user will also find a balanced mixture of manual and automatic controls with the GH2. In a nutshell, the camera lets you manually control as much or as little of the shot as you want. If you are not confident in taking photos in a fully manual mode, you will find that the image quality is still very good in fully automatic mode.

The GH2 also lets you shoot using several different special effects such as black and white or film mode. You can also customize a few different image-control settings as each photo is taken.

The verdict

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is an incredibly versatile camera with image quality that comes close to a DSLR but in a body that is more compact and lighter. The camera makes photography a lot of fun and its system is one of the best in terms of ease of use. Other than that, it has an unbelievably excellent HD video quality that is the best in among its class.

If you are in the market for an interchangeable lens camera that is very capable in terms of shooting Full HD video clips, the GH2 is your best bet.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Digital Camera Price in the Philippines:Approximately Php 43,000.00


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