A quick comparison between the Panasonic Lumix GH2, Canon Eos 60D and Sony Nex VG10. I admit,
the Sony was the big surprise for me. The finish on that camera, the superb lens, LCD, ultra fast AF, slow shutter speeds, (below 1/30th in movie mode) with AF enabled, superb microphone (although no XLR inputs, but neither do the other two cameras) are amazing things to have in this high end, large sensor prosumer camcorder. (The GH2 allows slow shutter speeds during movie recording but only in MF mode), the Canon doesn’t allow slow shutter speeds, AF or MF. If only one could capture raw images with the Sony, it would be the winner of this shootout. Now keep in mind this is my personal point of view, and the camera has to fit the shooter just like shoes have to fit. After the initial excitement about tech specs it comes down to ergonomics, do I look forward shooting with this camera or not so much? Do I find everything intuitively or am I getting frustrated having to go deep into the menu to find a basic setting….In the end for me the all round winner here is the Panasonic GH2, it is the best combo cam, equally delivers in the photo and video department and its small, light and can go anywhere. The results may be totally different for you, it is best to go to a store and compare them side by side.
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