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New Purchase: Panasonic Lumix GH3

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I’m super excited about our latest purchase. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is in my opinion an awesome camera. Some of the improvements and developments I’m most excited about include:

  • Ability to shoot 60p at 1080 for high quality slo mo shots
  • Serious codec development whereby AVCHD has taken a backseat and MOV recording format has stepped up
  • High mbps straight out the box without hacking. High bitrate 50Mbit IPB and 72mbit ALL-I modes
  • Big improvements in the LCD and EVF making it worthwhile investing in a viewfinder
  • It’s kept the articulated screen that Gh1 and Gh2 lovers have fallen for so much
  • Improved build and weather sealing. It’s a noticeably larger camera body which will hopefully make handheld shots a little steadier whilst still maintaining a relatively small size compared to other DSLR’s
  • Improved low light ability…although not as much as some had hoped
  • The cost. It’s still cheap as chips (kinda) in comparison to it’s DSLR rivals

I’m slightly disappointed there’s no 120fps at 720p despite progression of frame rates at 1080p. For a filmmaker specialising in action sports and outdoor activities it would be nice to have even slower slo mo potential.

Panasonic Lumix GH3

I was going to write a more in-depth review but to be honest there are so many well informed and well written reviews out there already I’m not sure I would be adding anything. So instead here’s a list of the top articles I’ve found most helpful.

  1. The Full Panasonic GH3 Review by EOSHD  
  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review by the Photography Blog
  3. Panasionic GH: Behind the Scenes Vimeo video by Phillip Bloom & Mick Jones