Panasonic GH3 Review by Ken McMahon at Camera Labs: "It handles beautifully, focuses very quickly and accurately, is tough and weatherproof and produces still images of a very high quality..."

Panasonic GH3 Review by Ken McMahon at Camera Labs: "It handles beautifully, focuses very quickly and accurately, is tough and weatherproof and produces still images of a very high quality..."

Ken makes some extensive comparisons to the NEX-6 and the E-M5 in this review, two of the most capable mirrorless cameras in existence:

"The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a worthy succesor to the GH2. The redesigned sensor and updated processor provide a raft of enhancements to its video capabilies which will delight existing GH series owners, some of whom have been relying on firmware hacks to provide the high bit rates and extended encoding options now available. These improvements will unquestionably cement the GH3's position as the darling of the professional video community.

But though some view it as such, the GH3 is more than just a highly capable movie camera. It handles beautifully, focuses very quickly and accurately, is tough and weatherproof and produces still images of a very high quality that can be fairly painlessly uploaded wirelessly to a wide range of destinations.

While many manufacturers are still looking to miniaturise their compact system camera offerings, with the GH3 Panasonic appears to be pursuing a different goal which is to produce a mirrorless camera every bit as functional, capable and robust as a professional DSLR. The Lumix GH3 is evidence that they are succeeding and is more than deserving of Cameralabs Highly Recommended award. Micro Four Thirds goes from strength to strength."

Good points
Weatherproof construction and great controls.
Wide range of movie formats with high bit rate encoding up to 72Mbps.
Big, bright, stable 16:9 1,744k dot OLED EVF.
External mic and headphone sockets.
Interval shooting and HDR modes.
Excellent still image quality.
Extended battery life to 540 shots.
Built-in Wifi with excellent smartphone remote control.

Bad points
Not weather proof when flash is in use.
Wi-Fi slow and unreliable for image transfer in my tests.
Average continuous shooting for a semi-pro body.
Rear control wheel difficult to operate.

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