Friday, April 6, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic announced the LUMIX DMC-GH2 as the latest member of the New Generation System Camera LUMIX G Micro System. The key components, including the sensor and the image processing engine, are totally refined to achieve even higher performance of the camera to render a stunning image with high resolution, beautiful gradation and high sensitivity. 

For the compact system camera, recording movie is no longer an additional function but a key feature for saving memories. The DMC-GH2 features full HD 1920x1080/60i smooth, high quality movie recording with powerful 60p output. The new Variable Movie mode makes it possible to record motion images in variable frame rate creating a fast/slow-feed movie.

 This options is available in both photo and movie modes. The simultaneous HDMI output while recording images is convenient for even professional users to monitor images on a separate screen.

The intuitive touch-control shooting, which is popular with the DMC-G2 for its outstanding usability, also comes with DMC-GH2. Combined with easy-to-see free-angle Intelligent LCD and the newly developed Multi Aspect Wide Screen LVF (Live View Finder), the DMC-GH2 achieves highest ever operational comfort for users to concentrate on the shooting.

The popular My Color mode and the Film mode including new Cinema mode also adds users’ customization to each photo and movie.

The is (Intelligent Auto) mode is constantly evolving and the Intelligent D-range Control is newly integrated in the DMC-GH2. The result is both high resolution and excellent S/N with more than 3dB improvement of noise and 200% higher sensitivity in DMC-GH2. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording.

Linking smoothly with the Live MOS sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record high resolution consecutive shots and full-HD movie recording.

Elevating the potential of movie recording to be a  digital camera
There are always two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes – high-quality photos or movies. The DMC-GH2 also supports  native mode with 24 Mbps, the highest in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the movie. The newly added Cinema mode option (selectable in the Film mode) gives the movie rich, cinema-like gradation. The Touch AF in movie recording also lets users enjoy professional-like rack focusing.

With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the is mode, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched. The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. Max. A pallet of options for both photo and movie to stimulate photographers.

With the introduction of the world’s first 3D interchangeable lens to make 3D shooting possible with an interchangeable lens system camera, Panasonic offers users the chance to enjoy high-quality shooting in 3D with DMC-GH2. The DMC-GH2 provides an array of features that let users capture precisely true-to-life images and create their own beautifully expressive images. The is mode is available not only in photo but also movie recording.

This is mode is further advanced to include Intelligent D-range Control and new Intelligent Resolution for DMC-GH2. In addition to the advanced functions mentioned above, the is mode inherits fundamental functions users need in a good digital still camera.

The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply selecting the is mode.

Both still images and motion images in AVCHD recorded on SD Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV with dynamic HD resolution. The LUMIX DMC-GH2 system camera offers a wide variety of options to choose from to match every shooting situation and shooting style.

Mount Adaptor: DMW-MA1, DMW-MA2M, DMW-MA3R
External Flash: DMW-FL220 (GN22) / DMW-FL360 (GN36) / DMW-FL500 (GN50)
PL Filter: DMW-LPL52/ LPL62
ND Filter: DMW-LND52/ LND62
MC Protector: DMW-LMC52/ LMCH62
Stereo Microphone: DMW-MS1
Zoom Lever: DMW-ZL1 [New]
Battery Pack: DMW-BLC12 [New]
DC Coupler: DMW-DCC8 [New]
AC Adaptor: DMW-AC8 [New]
Remote Shutter: DMW-RSL1
Soft Case: DMW-CG2
Soft Bag: DMW-BAG1, DMW-CZ18
Leather Bag: DMW-BAL1
Shoulder Strap (Stylish): DMW-SSTG1-A/C/R/K
Shoulder Strap (Woven): DMW-SSTG2-W
Shoulder Strap (Leather): DMW-SSTG3-T
Shoulder Strap (Leather): DMW-SSTL1
HDMI mini Cable: RP-CDHM15/RP-CDHM30

The original image data in RAW file format recorded with the DMC-GH2 allows images to be developed according to your intention using highly advanced functions of the SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE software utility. It features unique combination of high resolution and extraordinary color separation performance. The Super Lolo Scope lets you experience high speed HD movie editing.

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