• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
  • Fujifilm X-E2
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Predecessor: Panasonic GH2
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Successor: Panasonic GH4
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General
Model Number: GH3 X-E2
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1299.99 $1399.95
Street Price: $797.99 $474.00
Date Available: 2012-12-30 2013-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.6 oz (555 g)
includes batteries
24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.2 in.
(133 x 93 x 82 mm)
5.1 x 2.9 x 1.5 in.
(129 x 75 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 16.3
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 4.82 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG X-Trans II
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
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)
4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2760 (13.5 MP, Other),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
2496 x 1408 (3.5 MP, Other),
1664 x 1664 (2.8 MP, 1:1),
9600 x 2160 (20.7 MP, Other),
9600 x 1440 (13.8 MP, Other),
6440 x 2160 (13.9 MP, Other),
6440 x 1440 (9.3 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.1 7.0
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)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (ALL-I and IPB), AVCHD 2.0, MP4; with stereo audio MOV: H.264 video with Linear PCM stereo audio
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 Fujifilm X
Lens: n/a Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS; 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual):   18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.06x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8 (wide) / f/4 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x; Magnification ratio depends on recording pixels and aspect ratio n/a
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) Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF/TTL phase detection AF): Single Point AF: 49 areas on a 7x7 grid (changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF: Selectable with 3x3 / 5x3 / 5x5 areas from 77 areas on an 11x7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF: Automatic selection from 77 areas on an 11x7 grid
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED EVF / 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 EVF: 0.5-inch 2.36M-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,746,000 dots 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.67x 0.62x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.34x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
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
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 200
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 AUTO1/2/3 with selectable limit; ISO 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800, 25600 and 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) Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
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 Film Simulation: PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA; Dynamic range setting: AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Multiple exposure; Motion Panorama; Advanced filter: Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key, and Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple).
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots after 10 seconds 2 or 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) Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Rear-curtain Synchro; Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro; Basic trigger (Commander) mode
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 17m (ISO 200) GN=7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
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:   Trigger Only
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG .RAF RAW (ISO 200-6400), RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (ALL-I and IPB), AVCHD 2.0, MP4; with stereo audio MOV: H.264 video with Linear PCM stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
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,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired DMW-RSL1 Threaded cable release, via USB or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm Remote Jack, 3.5mm Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Mini (Type C) HDMI, Micro USB terminal (compatible with RR-90 Remote Release), 2.5mm Stereo Microphone/Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48  
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  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.1 7.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 18
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 24  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 20  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 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  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.38 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.079 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.202s  
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.1 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 540 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   110 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-W126
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v 1860 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-W126 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial) Fujifilm CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc.)
OS Compatibility:   Windows 8/ 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.6+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or two-tone silver and black. Updated with firmware version 4.0 specs and features.