Panasonic (http://www.panasonic.com) has announced the LUMIX DMC-GH2, a hybrid touch-control camera featuring full High Definition (HD) video recording and compatibility with an interchangeable 3D lens.
Compatible with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the LUMIX GH2 is newly designed with an easy-to-hold grip and includes a refined image processing engine and sensor, full HD video recording, and the ability to take 3D photos with Panasonic’s new interchangeable 3D lens.
A dedicated button on the top of the camera lets users record videos while shooting photos (up to 14 megapixels) without changing any extra settings. The LUMIX GH2 can now record full HD 1920 x 1080 videos in 60i, doubling the sensor output from 25p/24p to 50p/60p. The camera also supports 1080/24p native mode at 24 Mbps, the highest in AVCHD format.
The LUMIX GH2 will be available in black and silver models in early December in three different kit options for a suggested retail price of: US$899.95 (body only); $999.95 (body with lens LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.); and $1,499.95 (body with lens LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.).