Through some miracle of America's credit institution I was able to find my next bright and shiny new camera. Turns out to be the Panasonic Lumix GH2. A snazzy new camera that features high-end HD recording, a set of interchangeable lens and a whole load of features I have yet to even figure out.
It's not a DSLR but a camera part of the micro-four thirds generation. Meaning it has no mirror inside, which is great because this reduces the size and weight of it. Although, for years I was tempted to get an actual DSLR I never could do it due to their huge bulky sizes and their heavy lenses. A year I ago I got the Canon G11 as a way to break the middle ground between point-and-shoots and DSLRs. But it didn't really do everything I thought it would.
I am really excited to have the GH2 and feel it is going to inspire me to make more videos and take great shots.
However, I am kind of new to these bigger camera's operations. The photography courses I took back in high school are helping a little with understanding shutter speed and aperture, but I am doing some reading on high-end digital photography to get a better grasp of it all.
The following are my test shots.
Using the 14 - 140 mm lens I went around the house and outside getting a feel for the camera.
Then I switched to my macro lens to see what that was like, and boy was it fun.
When it became nightfall I took the camera outside, again with the 14 - 140 mm lens, and experimented with night shots.
I even got into the black-and-white function a little.
In my room, I put the camera on a tripod and experimented with its different focusing options. A lot of which you can do with the touch-screen panel. A product of this is a picture of my eyes...I know cheesy.
Don't worry I got out last night and went to an event where I tested the camera out in the field and did some video recording. Hopefully I will get to editing all that soon.
In the meantime, enjoy this video which introduces the camera and talks about its specifications.