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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16 Megapixel Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario Lens, Black

This kit from Panasonic contains the Lumix DMC-GH2 body packaged with the Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 G Vario LensWorld’s Fastest Level of Light Speed AF , Hybrid Touch-Control and Full HD 1920x1080/60i Movie RecordingThe Lumix DMC-GH2 combines performance, advanced functions and mirrorless technology in a compact DSLR that is fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds lens standard. Features include an intuitive touch control, and currently the worlds fastest level Light Speed AF, taking about  0.1 second to capture spur-of-the-moment still images in sharp focus.  The combination of the Lumix DMC-GH2 sensor and the image processing engine deliver stunning results with high resolution, beautiful gradation and high sensitivity.Elevate the potential of movie recording and still through a "true-hybrid" digital camera. Capture images in either still or high-resolution full-HD 1920 x 1080 AVCHD format, for twice the recording time in HD than the conventional Motion JPEG format.Video can also be activated by a dedicated button at the top, which lets the user instantly start recording movies while shooting photos without ever having to make any extra settings changes.Recordings are produced at 60i, doubling the sensor output from 24p to /60p. The Lumix DMC-GH2  also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps, the highest in AVCHD format producing a cinema-like afterimage effect. The Cinema mode option (selectable in the Film mode) gives a movie rich, cinema-like gradation. The Variable Speed Movie mode allows the choice of  80%, 160%, 200% and 300% frame rates, and Touch AF in movie recording allows professional-like pull focusing. Simply point at the nearerst subject and the focus is shifted to minimize any distractions in the backround.Intuitive LCD touch-control for comfort and ease of useThe adjustable LCD design allows 180° rotation to the side and tilts 270° up and down for customized placement , offers an approximate 100% of field of view and reproduces true to life colors.The touch control combines the ease of point-and-shoot for accessing menu options, setting the focus and capturing the shot.  Lock on the subject through the touch screen, and the camera follows with the AF tracking function, even while the subject is moving.Playback of captured images is done by tapping the individual thumbnails or dragging your finger on the display to flip through like a book. The on screen image can also be enlarged up to 16x to check the focus and details.The Lumix DMC-GH2 also features a Live View Finder (LVF) that recreates the feel of a true optical viewfinde, including a display of camera settings.  The Multi Aspect Wide Screen can be customized for 16:9, 2:3, 4:3, 1:1 visibility.Capture True to Life Images and in 3DThe Lumix DMC-GH2  is capable of capturing 3D still images with the optional LUMIX G f/12  12.5mm  3D lens. The compact configuration allows easier handling and instant 3D shooting, without distortion or time lag between left and right images, even for moving objects. The 3D images, can be viewed on 3D Panasonic Viera televisions or through compatible media players that support the MP format.The Lumix DMC-GH2  features seven presets through the My Color mode ( Expressive, Retro, Pure, Elegant, Monochrome, Dynamic Art, and Silhouette ), or manual options through the Custom mode, to set color, brightness and saturation levels.The Full-time Live View function provides immediate feedback on how the settings will affect the image prior to capture. Also available are ten Film modes including Cinema mode, all with the option to set the contrast, sharpness and saturation levels. A custom function lets users store their favorite settings for quick and easy access. Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) modeThe abundunt list of features on the Lumix DMC-GH2  allow for ease of use by novice photographers, with additional control options that appeal to advanced users.The iA mode technology prominent in the Lumix compact camera line is also featured for both still and video, now combined with the flexibility of changing lenses.The iA mode features Dynamic-Range Control, Intelligent Resolution and the Intelligent D-range Control, which delivers even more natural looking images by optimizing the exposure for each part of an image. This prevents blocked shadows and blown highlights which ensures that gradation and details are reproduced accurately, such as a blue sky. An automatic backlight compensation function is activated whenever the camera detects the subject in backlight and the Intelligent Resolution technology creates more natural-looking results that balance sharpness, details and edges to produce large size prints.The Face Recognition function remembers registered faces to give an appropriate AF/AE on each person, so in Category Playback mode only photos that contain a specific registered face are selected for viewing.MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) Shake DetectionThe MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the DMC-FH25 helops to minimize and compensate for blurred images. Even the slightest movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, then corrected to produce sharp, clear images. Ideal for dimly lit or low light situations, zoom shots and macro subjects.Intelligent ISO Control Motion DetectionThe Intelligent ISO Control function detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions, all without the need for complicated settings.Easily Edit, Then Watch Through an HDTVPHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 BD Edition is included for viewing and editing your recorded contents. Archive options include Blu-ray, standard DVD or upload your videos to YouTube. AVCHD video and 3D images can also be viewed from the camera through compatible Panasonic Viera TV or  DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player.
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