• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Advantages

Panasonic GH3 over Sony A3000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.80 vs 2.20 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher-res screen
    205k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A3000 over Panasonic GH3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

User reviews

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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.

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Panasonic GH3
Sony NEX-7
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A3000
Sony NEX-7
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon EOS M

Panasonic GH3
Canon EOS M
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A3000
Canon EOS M
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GX7
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Longer battery life
  • External Mic Jack
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer battery life
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Panasonic GH3
Sony A6000
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A3000
Sony A6000
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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