MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers another reader question, this time about the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which you can now get for about $750 USD with a kit lens ($650 Body Only) – this is a HUGE BARGAIN!
Here’s what Crockett says: The Lumix GH2 that we are so fond of here in my studio is being replaced by the highly touted GH3. That means the GH2 is now priced at closeout and really is a bargain.
Our take: The Panasonic Lumix GH2 has been one of the most celebrated cameras of the last two years since it debuted in 2010, especially for video shooters. In fact, in a blind test against a wide range of cameras (including $90,000 Movie Studio Cameras) held by camera accessory company Zacuto, the GH2 was selected as having the best image quality by Hollywood Luminaries like Francis Ford Copolla.
If you were to buy a GH2 a year ago, you would have spent well over $1,000 USD. If you’re looking to get a great camera and you have a video first mentality (and you don’t have the cash to spend right now to get a GH3), then we highly recommend the GH2. You’ll love the results that you get from this camera, and if/when you’re ready to move up to a GH3, you can use the same lenses.