Panasonic GH2 $200 or $300 Instant Discount

Panasonic GH2 Camera
find-price-button Panasonic GH2 w/ 14-42mm Lens (Black Body)

The Panasonic GH2 camera might be about a year old, but it's still surprising everyone how far they can push the performance with third party firmware hacks. Of all the micro four thirds cameras that had been released afterwards, this is still the best choice. Even without third party support, this little camera does quite a few things better than most large sensor DSLR cameras that require line skipping in video mode.

Right now you can find the popular GH2 camera + 14-42mm Kit Lens with a $200 dollar instant discount (no mail-in) over at B&H. If you opt in for the GH2 with 14-140mm kit, you'll be receiving and instant $300 dollar discount. Just about the lowest price it's been all year [Thanks Ed]. Price checking finds that B&H is listing it about $100 dollars cheaper than both eBay (here) and Amazon (here), but of course, sale ends next week (or if inventory runs out).

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find-price-button Panasonic GH2 w/ 14-42mm Lens or 14-140mm Kit (Black Body)

12 thoughts on “Panasonic GH2 $200 or $300 Instant Discount

  1. Marcus west

    So I am in the market for a DSLR. Any one have any suggestions for a good first DSLR , I can not deside between the t3i or GH2 and I keep reading maybe way to much and now I am confused. Now I don't know what to buy."..................

  2. I'm on the fence. I currently have a 7D and it is great, but I feel that I may be able to sell it for a decent price here in Australia (Rrp here is around $2200 for body alone). I'm into more simple run and gun setups, so the lack of an articulated screen and lack of manual audio is quite a pain. I don't really want to go through the whole monitor and audio recording setup, if I was doing a well planned narrative, then yeah maybe, but not for all shorts. I'm contemplating either the 60D or the GH2, but like to take photos as well as video. Can the GH2 perform in the photography department, or is it just the video which is great? Been contemplating for a while now... just can't decide, and now with this bargain, shipping to aus is only ~80 so it'll be worth it haha

  3. Emm

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    @Rabby - I've only tried FD lenses on the GH2, using an adapter with glass. I have not used EF because it does not control the aperture. You can buy an adapter that will allow you to control EF lenses for MFT, but it's a bit expensive. I think Nikon lenses would work better. Look for the ones with the manual aperture ring or older Nikon lenses.

  4. Rabby

    HI Emm,

    2 questions?

    The HD videos specially from the Hacked version are amazing, what do you think about the still images it takes.

    2) Have you used EF canon lens on it, if yes what adaptor do think is the best.

    Please let me know. I am really tempted to buy this right now. literally waiting for your reply .

    Thanks for the post

  5. Emm

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    @mike_tee_vee - The TM900 doesn't have the option to change lenses, but it just works as a video camera with excellent quality. Sometimes that's all you need to get something done instead of the hassles of lens swapping.

  6. mike_tee_vee

    What's a better value, this GH2, or the TM900 in the post from a few days ago? They are close to the same price. Hmm...

  7. Emm

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    @Kicap - I don't think it's a concern. There's also new firmware that will be released for it soon, making it even better than it's first release (but maybe not as good as the hacks).

  8. actually, its $300 off, the reg price is $999 and if when in cart, its $699, thats 300 off.

    Don't know if thats a mistake on their part, but if I wasn't so broke right now id snatch one up

  9. Emm,

    I am about to make the purchase for the GH2 until I saw the specs sheet that B&H put up. It says AV recording format is NTSC. Is it really a concern since it is capable of doing almost everything as stated here:
    AVCHD :
    1920 x 1080p 24fps* (approx 23 or 17 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i 60fps (Approx 17 or 13 Mbps)
    1280 x 720p 60fps (Approx 17 or 13 Mbps)
    • Motion JPEG:
    1280 x 720, 30fps
    848 x 480, 30fps
    640 x 480, 30fps
    320 x 240, 30fps
    *23.976 fps

    Wouldn't this simply eliminate the NTSC/ PAL issue?

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