• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Sony A68

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    812 vs 701 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher-res screen
    205k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.67x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A68 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.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A68
Olympus E-M1
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A68
Panasonic GH4
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T6i

Panasonic GH3
Canon T6i
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony A68
Canon T6i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A68
Panasonic G7
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 77D

Panasonic GH3
Canon 77D
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • Headphone jack
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Canon 77D
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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