The high speed Live MOS Sensor realizes burst shooting in 16.05-megapixel full resolution at 5 fps with mechanical shutter and even 40 fps in 4-megapixel recording mode. The DMC-GH2 also features fast, accurate Light Speed AF. The DMC-GH2 employs an 18.31 mega total pixel sensor. Using only about a 16.05-megapixel area of sensor makes it possible to give three aspect ratios – 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 – the same angle of view. The image processing LSI, Venus Engine FHD assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording.
The DMC-GH2 can record high-resolution full-HD 1,920 × 1,080 50i movies in AVCHD format. Sensor output is 50p. High quality sound can be recorded with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. In addition, the DMC-GH2 has a wide range of movie modes including Manual Movie Mode, 24P Cinema Mode with 23Mbps, Variable Movie Mode and iA Mode. When the DMC-GH2 is connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable, the TV’s remote control unit can be used to enjoy playing back with greater convenience.
The DMC-GH2 adopts touch-control shooting. While shooting, AF can be set at the desired part of the frame with just a touch. You can also operate the AF and shutter release at the same time. While playing back, you can quickly select an image to view by scrolling images. The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot free-angle LCD with a touch-screen operation makes both monitoring and touching at any physical position. In addition, the Double Live-View function offered by the free-angle LCD and 1,533,600-dot Multi Aspect Wide Screen LVF (Live View Finder).
The My Color Mode and Film Mode featuring new Cinema Mode make it easy to customise colour effects to match your preference. In still image recording, the Peripheral Defocus Mode automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area you positioned while gently defocusing the foreground and background to emphasize the subject. In movie recording, Variable Movie Mode records movie in slow or quick. When the LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 is attached, the DMC-GH2 can shoot 3D images. To view the recorded images, simply connect the DMC-GH2 to 3D VIERA televisions.
The iA Mode, featuring Intelligent D-Range Control and advanced Intelligent Resolution technology, serves as a combination of functions that makes it easy for anyone to get beautiful photos and movies. With the advanced Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas – outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas – are detected. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in most effective way according to the area. As a result, images are clear and crisp.