This Just In: The Panasonic Lumix GH2!
While a capable stills camera, the Micro Four Thirds Lumix GH2 from Panasonic is causing quite a stir among videographers and DPs with it’s astounding image quality and sharpness, combined with robust framerate and codec options in a small form-factor at an great price point. Check out the video still below comparing it to the AF100.
The GH2 is arguably sharper and with less moire to boot, than it’s higher end rivals. Because it’s mirrorless, the ability to look through the electronic viewfinder while handholding, for more stability, is an additional advantage over DSLRs. Of course, it performs less admirably than the 7D as a still camera (though it’s no slouch there either) and the AF100 blows it out of the water in terms of video-oriented features and extensibility. But the GH2 is a brilliant option as a second camera, during smaller shoots, or when discretion is necessary, as it’s diminutive and unthreatening.
All this to say, we have it! These things were in such hot demand, it took us months to get our hands on them, but they are now here and available for rent.
The Body is a mere $30, and we have three Lumix Vario lenses: 14-42/3.5-5.6 ($10), 14-140/4.0-5.8, and 100-300/4.0-5.6.
More importantly, we have adaptors for both Canon and Nikon mounts, meaning access to our extensive library of focal lengths and high-quality glass.