One of the highlights found on the 16.05-megapixel Lumix GH2 is the hybrid video and photo function. With the help of a dedicated button on the top of the camera, GH2 owners can record videos while shooting 14-megapixel photos without adjusting any extra settings.
Panasonic has focused hugely on movie making when it comes to the Lumix GH2. Video quality ranges from full HD 1920 x 1080 movies in 60i, to 1080/24p at 24Mbps in AVCHD format, all of which can be displayed on a larger screen via HDMI. Furthermore, the GH2 includes a few special recording presets (i.e. Cinema and Variable Movie modes) Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and an optional stereo microphone.
The Lumix GH2 also boasts an intuitive touch-control operation, featuring both a 3-inch Intelligent LCD (460K-dot resolution) and the Multi Aspect Wide Screen live viewfinder with 100% field of view and a display area with a 1,530,000-dot equivalent resolution.
Available in black and silver, the Lumix GH2 will be released in early December. Consumers have three different buying options:
- Body only: $899.95
- Body with Lumix G Vario 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. lens: $999.95
- Body with Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens: $1,499.95