First impressions of the Panasonic GH2 are overwhelmingly positive. There was not another DSLR at Photokina by Canon or Nikon that can compete as an all-rounder. The GH2 is a complete package.
Located the GH2’s spec sheet in English. 40fps at 4 megapixel has no limit in JPEG mode. Just 7 images in RAW. This is hugely promising for a 4k video hack. Clearly, new hardware is capable.
First as always, 43rumors.com today had the scoop on the Panasonic GH2 specs ahead of it’s official unveiling at Photokina on the 21st September. Visually, it looks like a G2 with a better hand grip and ‘FullHD’ logo.
Inside, things are more innovative. Panasonic’s new camera appears to focus on speed.
Please take this as a rumour because I have no idea whether it is a prank, or whether it is the genuine item!
Today I received an email containing photos, which the sender claimed were of the GH2’s new 18MP sensor. The photos were sent to me from a source claiming to be at a factory (although he would not say whether it was in China or Japan) and look to have been taken with an iPhone (you can see a faint outline reflection of the outer edge of it in the 2nd photo). The sender removed any EXIF and GPS data from the photos – obviously the GPS data would be a big give away as to which factory – even which office – the photos were produced in. If the source is genuine, this would have caused him some problems.
(Rig by Jay Shaffer)
Good news. I have received a rumour from a very good source close to the Panasonic group that the Panasonic GH2 features manual audio control.
Generation 2 is almost here and we will soon start a new video DSLR journey in September at Photokina.
I hope you enjoy the ride. We can expect a LOT of big changes in the next hardware which will hugely improve video capabilities.
EOSHD.com will be there to cover the news first hand. Here, since this week the jigsaw pieces have really begun to fall into place I’d like to set out a few clear ideas of what we can expect.
Here is a nice summary of what we may expect from the Panasonic GH2.
The newly skinned 43rumors.com has posted some supposed GH2 specs found on a Japanese website. The Photoshop mock ups are bunk but I believe the specs themselves sound credible and very satisfying.
Recently some journalists were given a tour of Panasonic optical division’s factory in Japan.