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Panasonic Lumix GH2 First Impressions Review$849.99
The Lumix GH2 adds a number of new features to the Micro Four Thirds mix, including upping the still resolution and the maximum video bitrate and adding a touch screen. But it is missing a few things that we would have liked to have seen, such as a proper 1080p 60fps mode and the ability to capture 3D video as well as still images.
As such, the GH2 is more about evolution than revolution. The expanded movie features and improved touch-screen control are useful, and the 3D image capture will appeal to those who have bought a 3D HDTV and don't know what to do with it, but most of the other features are the same as the GH1. As such, we can't recommend it as a must-have update from the GH1.
However, the GH2 is standing on the shoulders of giants: we were very impressed with the image and video quality of the GH1 in our review, and signs are that the GH2 should push that even further by adding a few new and useful features. So, we look forward to reviewing the GH2 and finding out if it does what we think it will: remain the king of the Micro Four Thirds hill.