• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
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Predecessor: Panasonic GH2
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Successor: Panasonic GH4
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General
Model Number: GH3 EOS M6 Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1299.99 $1099.00
Street Price: $797.99 $849.33
Date Available: 2012-12-30 2019-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.6 oz (555 g)
includes batteries
19.0 oz (538 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 in.
(133 x 93 x 82 mm)
4.7 x 2.8 x 1.9 in.
(120 x 70 x 49 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 32.5
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 3.23 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 71  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 812  
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, Other),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1720 (4.0 MP, Other),
2336 x 1560 (3.6 MP, 3:2),
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, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
6960 x 4640 (32.3 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3472 x 2320 (8.1 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6160 x 4640 (28.6 MP, 4:3),
4256 x 3200 (13.6 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2320 (7.1 MP, Other),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
6960 x 3904 (27.2 MP, 16:9),
4800 x 2688 (12.9 MP, Other),
3472 x 1952 (6.8 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
4640 x 4640 (21.5 MP, 1:1),
3200 x 3200 (10.2 MP, 1:1),
2320 x 2320 (5.4 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 14-bit .CR3 RAW (12 bits in 30fps mode), C-RAW, RAW+JPEG, C-RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.1 14.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (Slow: 60p/​50p/​30p)
1920x1080 (Fast: 15p/​12p/​8p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (ALL-I and IPB), AVCHD 2.0, MP4; with stereo audio MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Canon EF-M
Lens: n/a Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual):   15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/6.3 - f/40 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 49.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x; Magnification ratio depends on recording pixels and aspect ratio  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint (Full area touch is available) Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, Spot AF, Zone AF, 1-point AF); Maximum 5481 manually selectable positions
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1,746K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor Optional external EVF-DC1 or EVF-DC2 connects via hot shoe. EVF-DC2 included in some kits (0.39-inch 2.36M-dot OLED ~100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter)
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,746,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.67x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.34x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 614,000 dots (204,600 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
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, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto (with White or Ambience Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative (384 zones), Center-weighted, Partial (4.5%), Spot (2.6%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Hybrid Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Panning, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), 2 Custom User Settings, Creative Filters (Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed)
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots after 10 seconds  
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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) Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 4.6 m / 15.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 17m (ISO 200) GN= 4.6m (15.1 ft.) at ISO 100; range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Socket Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG 14-bit .CR3 RAW (12 bits in 30fps mode), C-RAW, RAW+JPEG, C-RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (ALL-I and IPB), AVCHD 2.0, MP4; with stereo audio MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired DMW-RSL1 Optional wired (RS-60E3), Bluetooth (BR-E1) or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm Remote Jack, 3.5mm Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack USB Type-C (USB 2.0 High-speed), Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack, wired remote jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.46 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.1 14.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 48
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.1 14.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 24 26
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2 14.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 20 25
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.14 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.086 seconds 0.105 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.38 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.079 seconds 0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.202s  
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds 0.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.1 seconds 3.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 540 shots 305 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   250 shots
Battery Life, Video:   80 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v 1860 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial)  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: