• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $1900
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 29 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica TL2 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
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    399g vs 555g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $824
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Leica TL2
Panasonic G5
  • $2047
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $824
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1049
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica TL2
Olympus E-M1
  • $2047
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1049
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $824
  • 4/3
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica TL2
Panasonic GH4
  • $2047
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Panasonic GH3
Sony A6500
  • $824
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $2047
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica CL

Panasonic GH3
Leica CL
  • $824
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $2047
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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