UPDATE 2: This will give you a visual idea of the extent of the crop –
UPDATE 1: Vimeo does not display AVCHD .mts files in full resolution, reducing it to a very compressed 720p format. If you are a plus user, download the original file at Vimeo here (right click this link, save as). The image above is not representative of the resolution that is being delivered by the GH2′s crop mode. That is an actually 1:1 crop to 820px wide of a frame from the AVCHD but it is heavily compressed by my site’s content management system. So watching the AVCHD video file is HIGHLY recommended.
Video page on Vimeo is here:
I am seriously excited about this feature. Here are the bare facts sans sugar:
[*]True 1080p resolution for first time on a DSLR
[*]No line skipping
With that, we introduce the GH2′s secret weapon – 1:1 crop mode…