About Panasonic GH2
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 was released in 2010, to replace the earlier GH1 model. These cameras operate using the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system that was developed in 2008 by Olympus and Panasonic. This system offers an alternative to the DSLR and mirrorless camera Four Thirds system that Olympus and Kodak developed to allow digital cameras to use lenses from a variety of manufacturers. Unlike the Four Thirds system, the MFT system is specifically designed for camcorders and mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras and as such does not incorporate a mirror box and a pentaprism, allowing for a much smaller and more compact camera body.
The Panasonic GH2 has extensive lens compatibility and can use the full range of m4/3 lenses. The Panasonic Lumix G series has developed a number of lenses specifically designed for these cameras including a wide-angle lens, standard lenses, telephoto lenses, super-zoom, prime lenses and 3D lenses. There is also a number of mount adaptors available for the GH2 model as well as some unofficial adaptors that allow for the use of Nikon lens.
The GH2 features an optional touch screen, allowing users to decide whether to access this feature or not. Like other models in this series, The GH2?s strengths lie in its HD video recording capabilities. It offers a higher resolution sensor and more control over both the shutter speed and frame rate during the video shooting process than earlier models. It has a faster continuous auto-focus than the GH1 and shoots 16MP images with an 18MP sensor and has a readout speed of 120Hz.