• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $798* vs $1599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.67x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 62 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-Pro2 advantages 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.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.06 vs 0.21 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Weather-sealed, ergonomic camera body; Fast hybrid AF system; Excellent high ISO performance; Improved continuous shooting performance; Better video quality than previous Fuji cameras.

  • Some controls don't impress; Continuous autofocus still lags behind competing DSLR cameras; No 4K video; Fixed LCD without touchpanel.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Panasonic G5
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $974
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Olympus E-M1
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $974
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Panasonic GH4
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6300

Panasonic GH3
Sony A6300
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $823
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6300
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $823
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6500

Panasonic GH3
Sony A6500
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6500
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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