• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • $1026 Average Retail $1300 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $848 Average Retail $1100 MSRP

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Advantages

Panasonic GH3 over Panasonic GX7

  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Panasonic GX7 over Panasonic GH3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Newer
    12 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    1037k vs 614k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $1026
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Wi-Fi
  • $490
  • 4/3
  • High-res screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G5
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $490
  • 4/3

Compared to Nikon V2

Panasonic GH3
Nikon V2
  • $1026
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Thinner
Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G6
  • $1026
  • 4/3
  • Headphone jack
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • High-res screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • External Mic

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $1026
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-PL7
  • $1026
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • 60p
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-PL7
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • 4/3
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