Another huge improvement with the GH2 is its new Touchscreen, allowing you to quickly adjust where your camera needs to focus by touching a subject directly on the screen. Already available on the G2, this option is another good move by Panasonic. A welcome upgrade indeed, but not as great as Panasonicâ€™s truly magnificent new LCD! Our Camera is featuring a sharper LCD also offering en extended color gamut up to 25% compared to the GH1, making it easier to get the correct manual focus when shooting video for example. This â€œsharperâ€ LCD also allows Panasonic to bring more information (UI) onto the screen when shooting picture, once again a welcome move here as well from Panasonic.
Touch-based focus can be quite helpful in many situations and I would like to see other camera brands incorporate this technology into their cameras. I’m looking at you Sony; hopefully the next NEX will have this feature.
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The LCD has been enhanced. Only size and pixel format at 3-inch and 460,000 dots are similar to the one used in the GH1. Maybe the color filter and/or the backlight was enhanced resulting in an improved color gamut. Panasonic claims a 25% improvement based on the 1976 CIE UCS color temperature coordinates.
Even though 1080/60i and 720/60p video capture is still limited to 17Mbps, for 1080/24p bandwidth has been opened up to 24Mbps. The rolling shutter jello effect is more pronounced compared to the GH1. RAW video can be outputted via HDMI.