First Panasonic GH2 preview at Quesabesde


Quesabesde tested the new Panasonic GH2 (Click here to read the google english translation). You can download many images taken with the new Panasonic lenses (The 12.5mm 3d lens, the 14mm and the 100-300mm lens).

The most interesting news are:
– The GH2 will be available in December (In Europe)
– The camera has the firmware version 0.2
– Panasonic ensured that the redesign of the circuitry of the sensor and image processor has improved sensor performance over the previous model in regard to noise control.
– The contrast autofocus speed is over four times faster than the contrast AF of the Canon 5D and seven time faster than the Sony NEX-5!

There are three more new GH2 videos on vimeo:

Preorder the GH2 at:
Amazon US, BHphoto, Amazon UK, Amazon France

Preorder the new 12.5mm 3D lens at:
Amazon US, BHphoto, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France

Preorder the 14mm f/2.5 lens at:
Amazon US, BHphoto, Amazon Deutschland

Preorder the 100-300mm O.I.S. lens at:
Amazon US, Amazon Deutschland

  • furb

    I wonder when the GH2 will be available in the US?

  • DonTom

    Nice article, but not revealing much! Especially disappointing, only a few seconds of video taken with the 100-300, no still images to download? Unless I missed them. This is the lens that I personally want closely examined…..

  • Jesper

    What about the japanese release date, still late october?

  • Darren

    Admin, is the GH2’s AF four times faster than Canon’s CDAF or PDAF? Canon’s CDAF can’t be faster than NEX’s!

    • Miroslav

      “*contrast autofocus* speed is over four times faster than the *contrast AF* of the Canon 5D and seven time faster than the Sony NEX-5”

      contrast autofocus=CDAF

      With autofocus speeds these m4/3 has surpassed many DSLRs, so that’s one argument out of the window :). Hopefully, the AF speed trickles down to lower-spec’d models as it did with the previous generation of m4/3 cameras.

      • bilgy_no1

        NO WAY that the Canon 5DII, or any DSLR can perform contrast AF in 0.44 sec.. If anything comes close to that, it’s the Olympus E-620 with CDAF optimised lens.

        But we know nothing about that test, so we can’t really say anything on the matter, other than that Panasonic claim to have very fast cdaf now.

  • Rob

    Cant find the GH2 silver version at, will it come later?

  • It’s not really better than GH1..?

    • kesztió


      • I do not know, I’m not a good feeling for now is just be because of the preproduction unit, but I find that there is no sharpness, beautiful colors, and movement is blurry … Of all the videos is like that … what do you think?

  • nemo

    Has anyone noticed that some of the GH2 video’s kicking around seem to have a dead pixel or two ( white dot in picture ), hope Panny has software to fix this.

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