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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

I bought the GH2 even though I have another micro 4/3 system because I was frustrated by the focus problems and menu interface of the Olympus E-PL1. I do have to say that the out of camera jpgs (and raw images as well) from the Olympus are OUTSTANDING and require very little post-processing. Can't say the same about the GH2 images, but I love the camera features, focus is great, the swiveling lcd a tremendous help, along with the ability to choose focus points right on the lcd and even take a picture by pressing on it. The time I spend in Photoshop tweaking the GH2 color is worthwhile. Noise is less of a problem with higher ISO images from the GH2. I do miss the in-body stabilization of the E-PL1. Wouldn't it be nice to have a camera that blended the best features of both models! One more thing - although the integrated viewfinder of the Panasonic is very nice, I prefer the VF2 accessory viewfinder of the Olympus. Getting into video slowly. Have learned that it's a good idea to work video manually and use 1/50 of a second shutter speed (at least until you know enough to get more creative). Vimeo has a GH2 group which is quite helpful.

Update: Since I came across suggested settings for jpgs by Robiro, I have been much more pleased with what's coming out of the camera. Although the settings are for jpgs, which I rarely use, I find the raw images start out with better color and require very little tweaking. Only setting I don't follow is the plus 2/3 compensation. I prefer to watch the histogram and watch for burnt out highlights. Here is the thread with his settings: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=41294902


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_1110402 No Noise Reduction
_1110402 No Noise Reduction
_1110351 While comparing LCD color of GH2 with Olympus E-PL5
_1110351 While comparing LCD color of GH2 with Olympus E-PL5
Six image panorama at 12mm (35mm equivalent - 24mm)
Six image panorama at 12mm (35mm equivalent - 24mm)
_1110265 Busy Bluebirds
_1110265 Busy Bluebirds
_1110261 Lots of bluebirds
_1110261 Lots of bluebirds
_1110247 Red Bellied Woodpecker
_1110247 Red Bellied Woodpecker
_1110245 Doves across the street
_1110245 Doves across the street
_1110204 What's for Dinner?
_1110204 What's for Dinner?
_1100895 No Noise Reduction
_1100895 No Noise Reduction
_1100901 Just undercabinet LED lights
_1100901 Just undercabinet LED lights
_1100878 End of Day Gathering
_1100878 End of Day Gathering
_1100816 Early Morning Dove
_1100816 Early Morning Dove
Late Afternoon Sun
Late Afternoon Sun
_1100764  Olympus 17mm lens
_1100764 Olympus 17mm lens
_1100760 Manual Focus on Bear Head
_1100760 Manual Focus on Bear Head
_1100530 It Takes Guts!
_1100530 It Takes Guts!
_1100290 Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye lens
_1100290 Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye lens
_1100284 Lights Off Please
_1100284 Lights Off Please
_1090590 Kira Flirty
_1090590 Kira Flirty
_1090443 Can't Be Bothered
_1090443 Can't Be Bothered
_1090441 Bullseye
_1090441 Bullseye
_109041 Mud Dauber Wasp on Oregano Blossoms
_109041 Mud Dauber Wasp on Oregano Blossoms
_1090384 ISO 1600
_1090384 ISO 1600
_1090272 Not the fastest focusing lens...
_1090272 Not the fastest focusing lens...
_1090170 Not a macro lens
_1090170 Not a macro lens
_1090057 Crowd of Cleome
_1090057 Crowd of Cleome
_1090061 Resize Down No NR Cat Sharpened
_1090061 Resize Down No NR Cat Sharpened
GH2 Faster to Focus than Olympus E-PL5
:: GH2 Faster to Focus than Olympus E-PL5 ::
_1080915 I love the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens
_1080915 I love the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens
_1080881 Song Sparrow at Beaver Lake
_1080881 Song Sparrow at Beaver Lake
_1080886 Sweet Peas at Beaver Lake
_1080886 Sweet Peas at Beaver Lake
_1080887 Bassett at Beaver Lake
_1080887 Bassett at Beaver Lake
_1080824 Old Fashioned Roses
_1080824 Old Fashioned Roses
_1080822 Solomon's Seal
_1080822 Solomon's Seal
_1080814 Connemara Goat
_1080814 Connemara Goat
_1080807 Who, me?
_1080807 "Who, me?"
P1080633 All this scratching has me totally exhausted!
P1080633 All this scratching has me totally exhausted!
Female Pileated Woodpecker through Double Paned Tinted Glass
Female Pileated Woodpecker through Double Paned Tinted Glass
P1080475 First Bloom
P1080475 First Bloom
P1080280 We have to do our part too
P1080280 We have to do our part too
P1080364 with fl600R bounced off ceiling
P1080364 with fl600R bounced off ceiling
Bowling
:: Bowling ::
P1070901 Auto White Balance Combined Sources
P1070901 Auto White Balance Combined Sources
P1070873 LCD focus
P1070873 LCD focus
P1070855 Won't Give Up on Summer
P1070855 Won't Give Up on Summer
P1070845 Caught
P1070845 Caught
P1070841 Morning Ritual
P1070841 Morning Ritual
P1070834 She vants to be alone
P1070834 She vants to be alone
P1070833 Under the Counter - ISO 3200 - NO NR
P1070833 Under the Counter - ISO 3200 - NO NR
P1070824 Darkened bedroom on a rainy day ISO 1000
P1070824 Darkened bedroom on a rainy day ISO 1000
Very Low Light
:: Very Low Light ::
P1070340 Bounce Flash Portrait
P1070340 Bounce Flash Portrait
P1070311 Spot of Sun
P1070311 Spot of Sun
Open House at Van Wingerden Greenhouses
:: Open House at Van Wingerden Greenhouses  ::
P1060920 Ricky on Couch
P1060920 Ricky on Couch
P1060914 Sculpted by the Sun
P1060914 Sculpted by the Sun
Via pbuploader from Ipad
Via pbuploader from Ipad
P1060259 Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
P1060259 "Harry Lauder's Walking Stick"
P1060252 LCD Touch Focus/Capture
P1060252 LCD Touch Focus/Capture
P1060244 Lcd Touch Focus/Capture
P1060244 Lcd Touch Focus/Capture
P1060206 Tapped lcd to click shutter
P1060206 Tapped lcd to click shutter
P1060115 ISO1600 No NR No Sharpening
P1060115 ISO1600 No NR No Sharpening
P1060082 Testing the Improved Image Stabilization with Firmware 1.3
P1060082 Testing the Improved Image Stabilization with Firmware 1.3
P1050917 Beegie on Blanket Chest
P1050917 Beegie on Blanket Chest
P1050878 Panasonic 45-200
P1050878 Panasonic 45-200
P1050847 View from Porch at The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
P1050847 View from Porch at The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
White Balance Adjustment Tests
:: White Balance Adjustment Tests ::
P1050646 Petunias and Bok Choy
P1050646 Petunias and Bok Choy
P1050650 African Violet
P1050650 African Violet
P1050653 Verbena
P1050653 Verbena
Panasonic 45-200 Low Light Image Stabilization Test
:: Panasonic 45-200 Low Light Image Stabilization Test ::
P1050438 Hair
P1050438 Hair
P1050483 Red Flag Means No Go
P1050483 Red Flag Means No Go
P1050447 What is it?
P1050447 What is it?
P1050248 Girl and pony purse
P1050248 Girl and pony purse
P1050352 Rapt Attention
P1050352 Rapt Attention
P1050406 Ready to Leap
P1050406 Ready to Leap
P1050404 Flying Border Collie
P1050404 Flying Border Collie
P1050421 Ready to Catch
P1050421 Ready to Catch
P1050420 Got It!
P1050420 Got It!
P1050391 German Shepherd
P1050391 German Shepherd
P1050386  Disc Dog Demonstration
P1050386 Disc Dog Demonstration
P1050164 45mm
P1050164 45mm
P1050162 With Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens
P1050162 With Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens
P1040987 Blake Butler
P1040987 Blake Butler
P1040946 Siberian Iris
P1040946 Siberian Iris
P1040918135Canon EF 135 f2 with Fotodiox Adapter
P1040918135Canon EF 135 f2 with Fotodiox Adapter
P1040837 Masked Man
P1040837 Masked Man
P1040873 Listening
P1040873 Listening
P1040782 How's this for skin color?
P1040782 How's this for skin color?
P1040758 Crowded Closet
P1040758 Crowded Closet
P1030880 Really Good Lens
P1030880 Really Good Lens
P1030830 Mid-Day Butterfly
P1030830 Mid-Day Butterfly
P1030726 Darn Good Lens
P1030726 Darn Good Lens
P1030743 Hazy Day
P1030743 Hazy Day
P1030732 14-42 II Lens
P1030732 14-42 II Lens
P1030706 Steps in the Morning Fog
P1030706 Steps in the Morning Fog
P1030571 Morning Face
P1030571 Morning Face
P1030659 Of course I love you
P1030659 Of course I love you
P1030505 No NR ISO 1600
P1030505 No NR ISO 1600
P1030442 Red Bud Tree Blossoms
P1030442 Red Bud Tree Blossoms
P1030456 ISO 12800
P1030456 ISO 12800
P1030454 Hosta
P1030454 Hosta
P1030435 Otto Luyken Laurel
P1030435 Otto Luyken Laurel
P1030433 Gray Day Color
P1030433 Gray Day Color
P1030427 ISO800
P1030427 ISO800
P1030421 ISO 6400
P1030421 ISO 6400
P1030334 Blush of Dawn With Singing Birds
P1030334 Blush of Dawn With Singing Birds
P1020999 Doug
P1020999 Doug
P1020854 Late Day Sun
P1020854 Late Day Sun
P1020822 Decorative
P1020822 Decorative
P1020818 On the move
P1020818 On the move
P1020814 Quick Focus
P1020814 Quick Focus
P1020807 Stabilization Test
P1020807 Stabilization Test
P1020787 testing firmware 1.3 for Panasonic 45-200mm lens
P1020787 testing firmware 1.3 for Panasonic 45-200mm lens
P1020751 Beegie through a plant
P1020751 Beegie through a plant
P1020691 Working Out Details
P1020691 Working Out Details
P1020679 Academy Award Togetherness
P1020679 Academy Award Togetherness
P1020670 Olympus 45mm
P1020670 Olympus 45mm
P1020659 Connected
P1020659 Connected
P1020580 The Good Life
P1020580 The Good Life
P1020548 Rokinon Fisheye Schlumbergera Blossom
P1020548 Rokinon Fisheye Schlumbergera Blossom
Progression of a Fisheye Lens Fix
Progression of a Fisheye Lens Fix
P1020467 Contrasty Lighting
P1020467 Contrasty Lighting
P1020476
P1020476
P1020489
P1020489
P1020344 Sunny Afternoon
P1020344 Sunny Afternoon
P1020329 Peaceful Afternoon
P1020329 Peaceful Afternoon
P1020284 WLOS Cameraman
P1020284 WLOS Cameraman
P1020265 Not a macro lens
P1020265 Not a macro lens
GH2 - ISO 3200
:: GH2 - ISO 3200 ::
P1020100 45mm images very croppable
P1020100 45mm images very croppable
P1020069 Closed Blinds
P1020069 Closed Blinds
P1020078 Ricky 45mm f/1.8
P1020078 Ricky 45mm f/1.8
P1020031 Ben Franklin Appears at Post Office Demonstration
P1020031 Ben Franklin Appears at Post Office Demonstration
P1020035- Had to fix that bad wig!
P1020035- Had to fix that bad wig!
P1020026 No Sharpening
P1020026 No Sharpening
P1020007 From Raw No Sharpening
P1020007 From Raw No Sharpening
P1010971 Silhouette
P1010971 Silhouette
P1010985 Cleanup Time
P1010985 Cleanup Time
P1010988 Resized No Sharpening
P1010988 Resized No Sharpening
P1010960 Would love Image Stabilization
P1010960 Would love Image Stabilization
P1010937 testing 45mm f/1.8 lens
P1010937 testing 45mm f/1.8 lens
P1010901 Custom White Balance
P1010901 Custom White Balance
P1010861 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
P1010861 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
P1010778 Custom White Balance
P1010778 Custom White Balance
P1010692 Cat Magnet
P1010692 Cat Magnet
P1010652 Check out the Marquee
P1010652 Check out the Marquee
P1010547 Crickets on November 20?
P1010547 Crickets on November 20?
P1010451 Trying for GH2 Color that Pop
P1010451 Trying for GH2 Color that "Pop"
P1010288 Lodge Sportsman Hibachi
P1010288 Lodge Sportsman Hibachi
P1010246 Mike's on Main Just Opened for the Day
P1010246 Mike's on Main Just Opened for the Day
P1010257 Daylight and Incandescent Mix
P1010257 Daylight and Incandescent Mix
P1010231 ISO1600
P1010231 ISO1600
P1010137 ISO400 No NR jpg
P1010137 ISO400 No NR jpg
Statesville, North Carolina Balloon Festival
:: Statesville, North Carolina Balloon Festival ::
P1000564 The Only Little Girl
P1000564 The Only Little Girl
P1000528 Considering the Weather
P1000528 Considering the Weather
P1000504 Better Light Lower ISO
P1000504 Better Light Lower ISO
P1000502 ISO 3200
P1000502 ISO 3200
P1000365 Raw image under incandescent light
P1000365 Raw image under incandescent light
P1000362 Noses
P1000362 Noses
P1000359 Tough Lighting
P1000359 Tough Lighting
P1000359 No Noise Reduction
P1000359 No Noise Reduction
Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery
:: Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery ::
P1000169 jpg from camera
P1000169 jpg from camera
P1000160 From Raw
P1000160 From Raw
P1000150 Time Out  ISO 1250
P1000150 Time Out ISO 1250
P1000151 ISO 1600 No Noise Reduction
P1000151 ISO 1600 No Noise Reduction
P1000152 ISO 1600 with Noise Reduction by Topaz DeNoise 5
P1000152 ISO 1600 with Noise Reduction by Topaz DeNoise 5