Panasonic Lumix DMC GH2 : Tests and Reviews

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Type Hybrid
Announced 21/09/2010  
Indicative price (USD) 1100  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4760 x 3472  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16  
Sensor size (mm) 13 x 17.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 
ISO latitude  160 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 (Taking still pictures during motion picture recording: 1/16000sec) - 60 (Taking still pictures during motion picture recording: 1/30sec; bulb up to approx. 2 minutes)  
Frame rate (fps) 4.5  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Micro 4/3  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, Panasonic DMW-BLC12PP, 7.2V, 1200 mAh 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Plastic 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Electronic (1530000 dots) 
View finder magnification
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter -4 to +4 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 460000 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen Yes 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AFS, AFC, Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Touch (1area-focusing in Face detection, AF Tracking, Multi-area-focusing, 1area-focusing), Pre AF (Quick AF/Continuous AF), AF+MF, Touch shutter 
Number of autofocus points 23 
Exposure bracketing  
Exposure compensation  
Drive modes Single, Continuous SH (40 fps, only JPGs), Continuous H (5 fps in JPG, 4.5 fps in RAW+JPG or RAW), Continuous M (3 fps), Continuous L (2 fps), Self-timer (2sec, 10 sec or 10 sec and 3 shots) 
Buffer size 40 (JPG), 7 (RAW), 4-7 (JPG+RAW; number depends on the aspect ratio, the picture size, the setting for the quality) 
Recording medium SD, SDHC, SDXC 
Image format JPG, RAW (RW2), MPO 
White balance bracketing 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis 
Connectivity USB 2.0 High Speed, miniHDMI TypeC, AV (Stereo Type, NTSC) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes (stereo) 
External micro  
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video  
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MOV, AVCHD 
Video codec Motion JPEG, AVCHD 
Video stabilisation Yes 

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