Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Last Updated (14 April’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor SLR Camera with Micro 4/3 Sensor and Lens Mount. It features Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body, Full HD Video 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I, Venus Engine Image Processor, OLED Monitor and Live View Finder, Contrast Auto Focus System, Full-Area Focusing and Pinpoint AF, Electronic Front & Rear Shutter, and Auto HDR for Still Photographs. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2″ / 132.1 x 94.0 x 81.3 mm and weight 19.4 oz / 550 g with SD card and Battery.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Reviews

CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“Touted as the camera for videographers, the snapper also comes with full-HD slow-motion video recording, a 3.5mm microphone and headphone jack for better audio management as well as a heat-dispersion design to help prevent overheating and allows users to record video for longer periods.”
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ITProPortal reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“It is exceptionally well made, with a strong weather-resistant body, and Panasonic has loaded the GH3 up with every feature it can think of, including Wi-Fi connectivity, a touchscreen interface, advanced video recording functions and more.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Popphoto reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“If you’re looking for the Micro Four Thirds body with the best possible video and wonderful still capture, the GH3 is the camera for you. Its obvious competition, Olympus’s OM-D, doesn’t offer the same level of video capture.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“For videographers the GH3 will be a camera high up the consideration list that’s worth every penny and fuller score, while others may find the bulkier size induces a Marmite-esque love/hate moment.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“Overall the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a fantastic camera in its own right, transcending the boundaries of mirrorless, DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, stills and video. The compelling mix of outstanding image quality, ease-of-use, intuitive design and a rich feature-set makes it very easy for us to highly recommend the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3″
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“Image quality is very good with better noise performance than any other Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras, with detail visible in photos taken at ISO settings as high as ISO6400. Focus speed, shutter response and shot to shot times are all excellent, and the camera shoots at 6fps in continuous shooting mode,”
Rating: ★★★★½

Expertreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“Autofocus is spectacularly quick for a contrast-detect system. It delivered 4fps shooting with continuous autofocus, increasing to 5.6fps with fixed focus. When saving JPEGs to a fast SDHC card, it kept these speeds going until the card was full.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“the GH3 is up for preorder at $1299 from most major camera retailers. At that price, it certainly represents an incredible value to videographers on a budget.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“The improvements aren’t all video-related, though. There’s plenty of goodness here for the still shooter as well, including what Panasonic is claiming as their best sensor yet, a radically overhauled user interface, gorgeous OLED rear screen and EVF, more powerful built-in flash (compatible with a new wireless external flash system), and a rugged Magnesium-alloy body with dust- and splash-proofing.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“A new 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor sits at the heart of the GH3, offering noise reduction and an ISO range from 125-25600 (extended). You’ll also get to shoot at 6fps at full resolution, or 20fps if you opt to step down to 4 megapixels.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and writes;
“In the DMC-GH3′s Contrast AF system, the image sensor doubles as the AF sensor to resist any mechanical margin of error. Compared with Phase Difference AF, the focusing is precise even at small F-numbers. A faster sensor and engine also achieve a higher focus detection speed than most traditional DSLR models.”
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Sample Photos

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- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Sample Photos @ Flickr


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 User Manual (PDF)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 offers a 17.02MP (16.05 effective megapixels) Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces smooth gradation from shadows to highlights. While the combining of high resolution and a wide dynamic range create truly outstanding images quality with greater level of detail. Not only does it, the high-sensitivity ISO range of 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and noise reduction allows you to capture clean images even in low-light situations. And with Venus Engine Image Processor, the camera is able to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity.


This camera also allow you to record Full HD Video 1080/60p in a wide variety of recording formats, frame rates, and bit rates such as AVCHD at 17-28Mps and H.264 at 4-72Mbps, including All-Intra and IPB formats for cleaner images. Moreover, Lumix DMC-GH3 is designed with Magnesium Alloy and Weather Sealed Body which tightly sealing the joints and control components, makes it perfect for outdoor photographers and videographers.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is equipped with OLED Monitor and Live View Finder which offers 100% coverage with no perceptible time lag for viewing images. Its included with Eye Sensor which automatically switches between the Live View-Finder and the rear monitor, for easy shooting with both. Furthermore, the camera using Contrast Auto Focus System for precise focus even at small F-numbers.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Features:

+ 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor

+ Micro 4/3 Sensor and Lens Mount

+ Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body

+ 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I

+ Venus Engine Image Processor

+ OLED Monitor and Live View Finder

+ Contrast Auto Focus System

+ Full-Area Focusing and Pinpoint AF

+ Electronic Front & Rear Shutter

+ Auto HDR for Still Photographs


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See also: Digital Camera | Digital SLR Cameras | Panasonic

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