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New GH2 reviews and cool custom battery solution


Cool! GH2 Custom Battery Solution by Phil Hover.

Photoreview Australia tested the Panasonic GH2: “While the camera-plus-lens bundle we tested provides the best pairing for shooting stills and video movies, its very high price tag may deter some potential buyers.“. Editor’s note: In Austrlia the price for digital cameras is very high…that’s pity!

The second review has been made by digitalcamera-hq: “In the final analysis, the GH2 is an excellent camera. There’s very little to dislike about it.

GH2 and EPL1 comparison – JPEG and RAW with no NR (Dpreview forum).

Check GH2 price and availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay

  • HMR

    I could imagine having this setup with the Battery attached to your camera strap for times when you know that you will need more battery. Pretty economical solution, really. What ever happened to the rumor of a batter pack from Panasonic for the GH2?

    • Mr. Reeee

      Yes, a battery pack on the strap makes sense.
      I’d hate one of those nasty DSLR battery bricks attached to my GH2!

      (BTW Admin, the article’s headline image is blank on my iPad.)

  • You could do the same with GH1… but with the original battery lasting for more than 1000 photos or 1:30h~2:00h of movie recording, I kinda drop the idea of needing anything else….

  • Joel

    “Editor’s note: In Austrlia the price for digital cameras is very high…that’s pity!”

    More specifically PANASONIC is extremely expensive in Australia.. Most lenses can be purchased from the US and shipped here (bhphoto or Adorama) for half the local price.. Other brands generally cost more here, but not that much more…

  • Yianni

    Just to chime in about cameras being expensive in Australia comment.

    That’s basically not true. There are a couple of camera brands, Panasonic being one of them that like to overcharge in Australia and many other places in Europe as well.

    Cameras from Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Samsung are very competitively priced in Australia and can sometimes even be cheaper than the USA prices due to our connections with the Asian countries that the cameras ship from.


    • Wow! smart boy, smart idea!

      Previously I wish to grab a GH1. If marching to US market selling price, it is ~999USD +60USD (shipping) with 14-140mm kit lens. But locally I found the seller offer for 5500 which is equivalent to 1720USD. A used GH1 from locally also goes >1300USD, it is crazy!

      Myself also not very understand why the price are so high for panny GH series at here. Although GH is not popular at here, I dont think this is the fair price to offer. Even worse, this is latest price after GH2 announced until today.

      Panny just missed me for a customer. The opportunity does not always come. Right timing (when user is attracted with, & budget available) always close the deal. Miss it once, miss it forever! hmm… miss it MOST time :p because from time to time having sub-factor to interfer the exist interest from Sony, Canon, Nikon :p

      Having so long so many dilema between current camera concern: cost-performance-feature-warranty-service-accessories price along GH1, GH2, 60D and rumor camera feature offer from T3i, A77, Nikon mirrorless. I halt them all and to see which camera company willing to offer attractive price in my place SOON :D

      See you CP+ (strikethrough) PMA, or before PMA :D

      • Guest

        Which country are you in? I’m in Hong Kong and I want a 7-14mm lens, I keep seeing amazon drop the price, but it’s still expensive over here T_T

  • An extrenal power source like that would be great for winter, nice long cord to the pack in an inside pocket, you would’nt need to keep changing batteries like I did at a car rally a couple of weeks ago
    in -10° weather..

  • Joseph Tam

    The white connector is generally known as “Tamiya Connector” and it’s not rated for high amp uses, they have a nasty tendency to melt under high load

    Try to look for Deans connectors that you can get, they are way better and you can make a pigtail adapter instead of relying on electrical tape

    You can also get Lipo batteries in the 5000mah range that will outlast the nimh pictured

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