Panasonic Lumix GH3 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 
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General
Model Number: GH3 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1299.99
Street Price: $911.96
Date Available: 2012-12-30
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 19.6 oz (555 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 in.
(133 x 93 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 17.2
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1720 (4.0 MP, Other),
2336 x 1560 (3.6 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1744 x 1744 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, Other),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480, 1920x1080, 1920x1080
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/60i/30p/24p, 60p/30p, 30p, Slow: 40/48//80%, Fast: 160/200/300%
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (ALL-I and IPB), AVCHD 2.0, MP4; with stereo audio 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x; Magnification ratio depends on recording pixels and aspect ratio 
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)  
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1,744K-dots eq. OLED, 100% coverage, 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor 
Display
OLED Viewfinder: Yes 
OLED Size (inches): 3.0
OLED Resolution: 614,000 dots (204,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes 
Articulating OLED: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, Intelligent ISO, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800; in 1/3 or 1 EV steps; expandable to ISO 125 and ISO 25600; Up to ISO 3200 in Auto
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome 
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Off; Built-in flash supports wireless mode (4 channels, 3 groups) 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 17m (ISO 200) 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wired DMW-RSL1 
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm Remote Jack, 3.5mm Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary  
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v 1860 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 540
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial) 
OS Compatibility:  
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