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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
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Initial Price: 
$1300
  • 16.05 mp Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • HD Video upto 1080/60p in H.264 format @ 28Mbps for approx. 230 min
  • Mic Input 3.5-mm Jack
  • Magnesium Alloy Full Diecast Frame
  • Splash/Dustproof Design
  • Heat-Dispersing Design
  • Built in GPS and WiFi
  • ISO 200 -25600
  • 1/4000-60 and Bulb

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Overview

Description by Panasonic:

  • Professional HD Video upto 1080/60p in H.264 format
  • Sealed manesium-alloy body helps the camera withstand the rigors of professional use.
  • Full Area High-Speed AF System for fast shooting and focus in both still and video modes
  • Dual-OLED Displays are used for both the Live Vew Finder and the rear monitor and feature 100% coverage, exhibits virtually no perceptible lag time and ensures the subject is shown with natural coloring.

The All New LUMIX GH3

Meet the DMC-GH3, a new and highly evolved model from LUMIX, creator of the world's first* digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.
The body has been engineered to incorporate a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, a 4-CPU Venus Engine, and a newly designed low-pass filter. The creative expression made possible by these innovations, which render even the finest textures in intricate detail, breaking new ground in photographic realism.
The new model also features Contrast AF with a high level of response. And its magnesium alloy frame is tightly sealed to resist splashes and dust, making the DMC-GH3 rugged enough to withstand the rigors of professional use.
Advances have been made in video performance as well. In addition to supporting a wide range of recording formats, the DMC-GH3 features a special heat-dispersing design for extended high-quality recording. Its specifications match those of many professional cameras, ensuring that it meets the demands of video field work.
The LUMIX GH3 was designed from the ground up to provide seamless multi-media performance for both stills and videos. It may well be the world's first camera to please professional photographers by offering them the best of both.

*The DMC-G1, the world's first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, was introduced on September 12, 2008.

New 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
The DMC-GH3 features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces flowing gradation from shadows to highlights. High resolution and a wide dynamic range create truly stunning images that look like you could reach out and touch them. High-sensitivity ISO 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and extensive noise reduction give you remarkable images even in dim lighting.

New Venus Engine
The new Venus Engine has an unprecedented ability to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity. 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocess Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance. Four CPUs process these signals instantly to render images with excellent definition and lifelike ambience.

Newly Designed Low-Pass Filter
New technology has also been applied to the low-pass filter on the surface of the Digital Live MOS Sensor. The new filter optimizes the conventionally conflicting effects of increasing resolution while suppressing moire. The unwanted data that leads to moire and false color is reduced while maintaining high resolution.

Electronic Shutter Function
Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for reduced vibration operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes by limiting pixel shifting.

Contrast AF
In the DMC-GH3's Contrast AF system, the image sensor doubles as the AF sensor to resist any mechanical margin of error. Compared with Phase Difference AF, the focusing is precise even at small F-numbers. A faster sensor and engine also achieve a higher focus detection speed than most traditional DSLR models.

Easy, intuitive operation
Button Layout

Shooting with the viewfinder has been further enhanced in the DMC-GH3. Exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and white balance controls are positioned around the shutter button to make operation fast and easy while looking at the viewfinder.

Full-area Focusing
With Full-area Focusing, any place you touch on the rear monitor is a focus point. There's no need to have your subject in the center of the frame. DMC-GH3 owners are released from focus point limitations, and free to frame their shots as they please.

Camera tilt displayed on the monitor
Level
Gauge
Acceleration sensors inside the camera detect the horizontal condition. A level gauge indicating the two directions of horizontal lean and front/rear tilt is displayed. The camera's portrait/landscape orientation is also detected, and photos are automatically displayed in the correct orientation whatever lens is used.

Fine focus point adjustment
Pinpoint AF

Pinpoint AF is handy when you want to set the focus point more precisely. Simply touch the rear monitor to expand the surrounding area. Then drag the screen to move the cross-shaped marker in the center to the exact place you want to focus. This allows detailed adjustment in a small focus area.

Natural color, high definition and a lag-free display
Double OLED Display

High-quality, high-speed organic EL displays are used for both the Live View Finder and the rear monitor. These rapid displays, which feature 100% coverage, exhibit virtually no perceptible time lag, and ensure that your subject is shown with natural coloring. The Eye Sensor automatically switches between the Live View Finder and the rear monitor, for smooth, easy shooting with both.

Enlarge the screen to check focusing
MF Assist

When manually focusing, simply touch a part of the rear monitor to enlarge the image by 4x, 5x or 10x, to aid in focusing. The 4x enlarged image is displayed in the framing screen, so you can focus while viewing the entire composition.

Extended shooting ability
New Tough Battery

The newly developed battery allows reliable, extended shooting of both photos and videos. You can shoot approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 (CIPA Standard).

Field Tough
Lightweight and rugged for field use Magnesium Alloy Full Diecast Frame The DMC-GH3 is the first in the LUMIX G series to use a magnesium alloy frame. Its lightweight yet durable body brings ruggedness to the compact size of the digital single lens mirrorless camera to provide flexible shooting virtually anywhere.

SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter)
To reduce to visual impact of dust and other foreign matter that might otherwise enter the camera when changing lenses, SSWF(Super Sonic Wave Filter) that vibrates approximately 80,000 times/second is mounted between the low-pass filter and the shutter. Each time the power is turned on, the filter oscillates the sensor surface to automatically remove dust and other particles.

Splash/Dustproof Design
A splash/dustproof design is achieved by tightly sealing the joints and control components of the DMC-GH3 body. This heavy-duty design meets the needs of active and outdoor photographers.

High-speed data transfer
SD Card - UHS-I

The DMC-GH3 uses a variety of advanced recording media, including the SDXC, SDHC, and SD Memory Cards. Topping them all is the maximum speed of the UHS-I high-speed data transfer standard. It lets you transfer your valuable shooting data at lightning fast speeds.

Splash/Dustproof Lenses
The DMC-GH3 is rugged enough to use in even the harsh environments. And this is also true for several X Series lenses, which have the same splash/dustproof design as the DMC-GH3 body. You're covered with added protection and a higher piece of mind.

High-definition recording of every frame
Full-HD Progressive

The DMC-GH3 gives you 1920 x 1080 60p [NTSC] / 50p [PAL] Full-HD recording. Progressive scanning records every frame, so the amount of data contained is twice that of interlace scanning, and the images have extremely high definition.

Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking
Versatile AF Functions for Video Shooting

Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking, which automatically tracks moving subjects, can be used for shooting videos just as they are for shooting still images. They bring the same great ease and comfort to your video work.

Videos Just the Way You Want Them
Creative Video Mode

Exposure Mode
Select either of four manual video modes: Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure. They will faithfully reflect your shooting intent, and give you a wide range of video images.

40%, 48%, 80% Slow Motion Video
Quick-motion and slow-motion video let you apply a variety of effects to the video timeline. In addition to three types of quickmotion and 80% slow-motion video, the DMC-GH3 includes 48% and 40% slow-motion in response to demands from many video shooting enthusiasts, all in Full-HD.

 

Time codes recorded for video editing use
Time Code
Time codes are essential for video editing, as they provide the information needed to specify scenes along the video timeline. The DMC-GH3 includes a count-up system with Rec Run and Free Run codes and a recording system with Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame codes. In addition to aiding image expression, these time code functions meet professional needs for post-production work.

 

Audio recording with an external mic and image sync
Mic Input Jack

The DMC-GH3 has a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose mic jack. Simply plug in an external mic to record high-quality sound synchronized to the image.
Monitor the sound as you record

Headphone Output Terminal
The DMC-GH3 also features a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose, headphone output terminal. It comes in handy for TV program or other production applications by letting you monitor the sound through headphones while shooting.

Check Live View images on a large screen
HDMI Monitor-Through

The HDMI terminal on the DMC-GH3 connects easily to a large-screen monitor for realtime image checking. It also makes it possible to save data onto an SD card as it is output, for a more efficient workflow.

Continuous Recording
Seamless File Generation

When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD, the DMC-GH3 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.

Extended-time recording of high-quality images
Original Heat-Dispersing Design

Right from the design stage, the DMC-GH3 pursued a hybrid structure for still and video images. A heat-dispersing design was used to enhance video shooting and enable extended recording of high-quality images.

Full support for the industry's recording formats
Versatile Recording Formats

The DMC-GH3 handles the wide variety of recording formats, frame rates, and bit rates that are used by broadcasting stations and production studios.

Wireless function for a whole new shooting style
Smartphone or Tablet Linking

The Wi-Fi® lets you use a smartphone* to make settings and press the shutter button remotely, a short distance from the camera. The auto transfer function is handy for automatically backing up photos onto a tablet. This lets you monitor them on the tablet without having to upload them to a PC. You can also start timer interval video recordings from a smartphone. And you can use GPS data to simultaneously record the shooting location onto your images.

• The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

* Lumix Link App available for most iPhone and Android smartphones

Extended shooting and palm-fitting operation
Integrated Battery Grip [Optional]

Mounting the optional battery grip allows the GH3 to shoot 1,000 or more photos when using the Live Viewfinder (with two batteries; one in the battery grip and one in the camera). The integrated grip design includes the same level of sealing as that of the body, and the button layout makes it easy to shoot in portrait orientation.

Reviews

"Though I had expected a larger leap in image quality over the GH2, the GH3 is by far the better all-round camera. The image is much cleaner when shooting high contrast scenes with a lot of shade and it's better in low light. While it no longer offers the slightly wider 1.86x crop sensor of the GH2 or such bullet-proof performance in terms of moiré & aliasing, it extends the already attractive feature set to new levels. 1080/60p gives you the creative freedom of smooth slow-motion at the highest resolution. 72Mbit ALL-I and 1080/60p in the same camera are missing from the $15,000 Canon EOS C300, let alone the GH3's full-frame DSLR rivals.

Post date: 16/04/2013 - 07:39

A new firmware update for the Panasonic GH3 is now available for download from the Panasonic.jp. The new firmware (Ver.1.1) enhances the camera performance in the following areas:

  • Connecting to PC via Wi-Fi by inputting the computer name (the NetBIOS name for Apple Mac computers) is enabled.
  • 1920 x 1080, 60p[NTSC]/50p[PAL], 28Mbps mode is added in the video recording option of [MP4].
  • Speed of AF, consecutive shooting performance of AFC is enhanced in use with H-PS14042 and H-PS45175.
  • *Please update the firmware of the lens to its latest version.
  • The monitor continues to display images during HDMI output even while [Auto LVF/Monitor OFF] is set.
  • Instability of shutter interval during interval shooting is improved.
  • When [Shutter AF] is OFF, operation is changed not to enlarge the image while using [Pinpoint AF] when even if shutter button is half-pressed.
  • Performance of image signal processing is enhanced during video file playback.
Post date: 29/03/2013 - 20:55

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.

Post date: 18/02/2013 - 18:29

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC GH3 is a very good camera, among the best tested by DxO Mark in this format. It is small and light and will make an excellent camera to travel with and fulfils all of the requirements that a serious enthusiast is likely to have. However, it is pricey for a hybrid and it has competition from several directions. The Olympus is even smaller and lighter and scores slightly higher but it does lack a viewfinder. For a similar price you could be buying either the Pentax K 01 or the K-5 IIs, both of which have scores consistently higher than the Lumix but obviously with the overhead of a bulkier and heavier piece of

Post date: 15/02/2013 - 00:53

"We've been using the first-generation Panasonic GH1 for the last three years, hacked for high bit rates, and we've yet to see a camera that surpasses it for video quality – until now. The GH1 held its own for details and noise, matching the GH3's AVCHD mode but not quite keeping up with its QuickTime mode. However, the GH3 was in a different league in its ability to pick out subtle textures, particularly in darker areas of the frame. It also exhibited a more flattering colour palette, with stronger contrast without resulting in clipping and none of the banding that the GH1 and various other Lumix G cameras have exhibited in skin tones.

Post date: 20/12/2012 - 06:46

"Next two days are supposed to have some sunshine so I'll hopefully get some more decent opportunities to run the outfit through its paces. However this camera already ticks more boxes for me than anything else I've ever bought, so I am expecting great things. Its pretty obvious that there has been some serious input into this by photographers, something that hasn't always been in evidence with some previous Panasonic m4/3 cameras. Those dark days of the

Post date: 16/12/2012 - 02:11

"Feature-packed, the Panasonic Lumix GH3 is up there with the best Micro Four Thirds cameras, but it sure is a pricey purchase. It's even more cash than the Olympus OM-D, but in a more bloated and less "edgily" styled body.

Will it woo the crowds already attached to DSLR brands? It's not necessarily a hard sell on paper, as there are features by the bucketload. But with hardened fans of the best-known DSLR brands, the GH3 does feel a little adverse to what we

Post date: 11/12/2012 - 00:54

"You can now remotely control your camera from your tablet or smartphone. By downloading the Lumix Link app on your mobile device and transmitting a Wi-Fi signal from your GH3, you can instantly use your phone, tablet, etc. as a wireless monitor, hit the record button, change focus by tapping (on electronic lenses) and much more! I will personally be using this function soon for an underwater shoot, where I will operate the camera from above ground… That is if the app that is required starts to work properly.

Post date: 06/12/2012 - 00:02

"If you need dual dials, a built-in intervalometer, in-camera HDR, the silent electronic shutter, unhacked high-bitrate video recording, and/or a headphone jack, the GH3 is clearly the way to go. If you need the sharpest, clearest EVF available; you’re happy with 24 Mbps AVCHD; and you can live without the features the GH3 adds, the GH2 is 90% of the camera for 50% of the price.

Bottom line: the GH3 is a very capable MFT still camera; a step beyond the GH2 with a price to match. But if you’re looking

Post date: 05/12/2012 - 22:00

"A daytime run thru of the main picture scenes/(profiles), Scene Guides and Creative Control. Many of these effects are to be found on other Lumix cameras - the GH3 just happens to make them look so much better with the availability of high bitrates. Shot in the UK rain, handheld and cold, I think I'm excused for the rather hasty collection of wide 'fixed' shots but it gives you a rough idea of what 'style' you can expect of your pictures in-camera, without the grading.

Post date: 03/12/2012 - 21:18

"Conventionally GH3 shows images at 125, 200 and 400 ISO fine grain bills with a perfectly controlled, a good dynamic and dense colors. On flat colors, noise is visible from 800 ISO with a characteristic treatment of Panasonic: smoothing rather coarse. It will be possible to mount ISO 1600 without problem with a chromatic noise well contained. Treatment is logically pushed to ISO 3200. Mottling occurs easily in dark areas and flat colors are stitched pixel outliers and

Post date: 27/11/2012 - 06:58

"I filmed this very short preliminary high ISO test at my house putting the GH3 on my sofa with one of my cats.
No professional lights added (only the artificial light sources of my living room).
New and accurate test in the next days.  Recording mode: ALL-I 25p No color"

Post date: 26/11/2012 - 00:00

"As Panasonic’s flagship digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera (more commonly referred to as a compact system camera) the Lumix GH3 has come on a long way from the two-year-old GH2 and brings with it a generous range of improvements. Indeed, with its larger hand grip, bigger battery, superb touchscreen and integrated Wi-Fi connectivity we don’t have any hesitation in saying the GH3 is one of the most intuitive CSCs we’ve used"

Post date: 22/11/2012 - 20:37

"While the autofocus works like a dream with the 14-140 mm lens, we do think it's a shame that Panasonic's engineers didn't think to include a peaking function to highlight sharp parts of the image when focusing with manual lenses. A zebra function could also have been handy to make sure subjects are properly exposed. Finally, a picture profile like Technicolor CineStyle could have made a nice addition to help optimise the dynamic range."

Post date: 21/11/2012 - 00:00

"In our performance testing we were quite impressed by the GH3’s abilities, as it turned out great results for most of the major image quality tests. We were most impressed by how sharp the GH3’s images were with the optional 12-35mm f/2.8 kit lens. The JPEGs

Post date: 15/11/2012 - 09:49

"The GH3 challenges DSLRs at a similar price point in the way it handles and operates, but what about image quality? In isolation the detail that's resolved by the 16MP sensor is very respectable indeed and it's not until you compare the results side-by-side with a camera that uses an APS-C sized sensor that you realise there's fractionally less detail in the GH3's files

Post date: 12/11/2012 - 20:56

"But lets talk about what everyone is curious about, the Panasonic DMC-GH3!  As you can see in the video, it’s a fantastic performer.  While the footage in the video is unedited, I was really impressed by how much the video can be edited.  I also love the new control layout, it’s endlessly customizable and everything is right at your fingertips.  The GH3 is also the first mirrorless camera that I’d actually consider using the autofocus.  It’s fast, accurate, and not nearly as jerky as the

Post date: 07/11/2012 - 09:52

The GH3 was one of the most anticipated cameras of 2012, and Panasonic delivered as promised. But everything comes at a price:

"Overall the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is a fantastic camera in its own right, transcending the boundaries of

Post date: 26/10/2012 - 00:00

"The new Venus Engine VII offers superior and faster processing than ever thanks in no small part to running on a quad-core architecture.

Post date: 22/10/2012 - 00:00

"The GH3 features a completely new 16 megapixel sensor, as well as a new 1.744 million dot electronic OLED viewfinder, that uses an RGBG array for better performance as well as a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The new 3 inch touch screen is also an OLED unit, and has greatly improved viewing angles.

Post date: 19/10/2012 - 00:00

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is not designed to slip into a pocket, and it is interesting that as Panasonic clearly views its CSCs as a viable alternative to a DSLR system, they don't need to be compact to sell. Taking a wise approach to the improvements it has introduced in the GH3, such as keeping the pixel count the same and instead improving the performance of the sensor, has led to better low-light and dynamic range performance. Also, its class-leading video features are sure to please those in that field. However, Sony's NEX-7 still has the edge for image quality.

Post date: 09/10/2012 - 00:00

Not only is the GH3 physically the largest and heaviest micro four thirds camera to date, it is so big it actually towers over some aps-c DSLRs, like the recently introduced Sony SLT A37. But Panasonic did not blow up the size just for the looks. Behind the (large) hood, there's a substantial amount of new goodies and refinements, needed to keep up with the current competition crowd in the top mirrorless segment.

Post date: 17/09/2012 - 19:16

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1300
Release Date: 
09/2012
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
22.7bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
12.4Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
812 ISO
Image Sensor
Type: 
Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor Type : 
17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels: 
16.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
17.2Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
4:3
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Bayer RGB color filter,
Low Pass Filter
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
SSWF(Super Sonic Wave Filter)
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization system : 
No
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
Venus Engine
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
2.0x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Storage
Memory Card Slots: 
1
Memory Card Type: 
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Card Type Details: 
Single SD
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Intelligent Multiple
Center Weighted
Spot
Metering range: 
0.0 - 18.0 EV
Metering Range Details: 
EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Compensation: 
±5.0 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
1/3 Step ±5EV (±3EV for motion image)
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
3,5,7 frame in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single/burst
AE Lock: 
AF/AE LOCK button
Shutter Type : 
Focal-plane shutter
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/4000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
60 sec
Bulb mode: 
Yes
Shutter Speed: 
Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb, Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Shooting Modes: 
Program AE,
Aperture Priority AE,
Shutter Priority AE,
Manual
Shooting Modes (Movie): 

Program AE 
Aperture-Priority 
Sutter-Priority 
Manual Exposure

Slow and Fast Motion
40% / 48% / 80% (Records 0.4 times, 0.48 times, 0.8 times slower)
160% / 200% / 300% (Records 1.6 times, 2.0 times, 3.0 times faster)
(1,920 x 1,080, 24p, 24Mbps in MOV, MP4, AVCHD)

Drive Modes: 
Single,
Continuous
Movie
Self timer
Continuous shooting: 
20.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
SH: 20 frames/sec,
H: 6 frames/sec,
M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View),
L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Self Timer : 
10sec, 3 images after 10sec, 2sec
ISO Range: 
100 - 12,800 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 200 /400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3, 1EV step) / (Extended ISO125-less under 200, ISO more over 12800-25600 Available) (Up to ISO3200 in Auto)
ISO Sensitivity (Extended): 
25600
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Ιncandescent
Flash
White Set 1, 2
Color temperature setting (2500-10000K in 100K)
With adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
White Balance Personal: 
Yes
White Balance Bracketing: 
Yes, 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Focusing
Focusing Type: 
Contrast detect
Focusing Type Details: 
Contrast AF system
AF System Points Details: 
Full-area focusing
AF Point Selection: 
Focus can be set on any point in the field of view
AF Modes: 
AFS (Single)
AFF (Flexible)
AFC (Continuous)
MF Quick AF
Face detection
AF Tracking
23-area-focusing
1-area-focusing
Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
Continuous AF (during motion image recording),
AF+MF,
Eye Sensor AF,
Touch Pad AF,
Touch AF,
Touch shutter,
Touch MF Assist,
Shutter AF,
Half Press Release
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
Yes (ON / OFF)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type: 
Electronic
Viewfinder Type Details: 
OLED Live View Finder with Auto eye sensor
Viewfinder Monitor Type: 
OLED
Viewfinder monitor resolution: 
1744000 dots
Viewfinder Monitor Resolution Details: 
1,744.000
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
100%
Viewfinder Magnification: 
~100.0%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent)
Viewfinder Eyepoint: 
21.0mm
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
21 mm from eyepiece lens
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-4.0~+4.0(dpt)
Live View
Liveview: 
Yes
Liveview Details: 
Yes
Live View Grid Overlay: 
Guide Lines (3 patterns)
Monitor
Rear screen size: 
3.0 in
Rear Screen type: 
OLED
Rear Screen Details: 
3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / OLED Monitor with static touch control
Resolution: 
614000 dots
Resolution Details: 
614.000
Rear Screen Touch sensitive: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
Yes, Free-angle
Coverage: 
100%
Brightness: 
Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green(11 levels), Blue-Yellow(11 levels)
Viewing Angle: 
Wide viewing angle
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Built in Flash Details: 
TTL Built-in-Flash
Flash Modes: 
Auto, Auto
Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+)
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync.
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Flash Xsync: 
Less than 1/160 second
Flash compensation: 
1/3EV Step ±3EV
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
Guide Number: 
GN12 equivalent (ISO100 ・m)/GN17 equivalent (ISO200 ・m)
Media Types / Sizes
Maximum Still Image Size: 
4608 x 3456
Maximum Video Image Size (pixels/fps): 
1920 x 1080 / 30p
Image Sizes: 
[4:3]
4608x3456(L)
3264x2448(M)
2336x1752(S)
1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

[3:2]
4608x3072(L)
3264x2176(M)
2336x1560(S)
1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

[16:9]
4608x2592(L)
3264x1840(M)
1920x1080(S)
1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

[1:1]
3456x3456(L)
2448x2448(M)
1744x1744(S)
1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

Still Image Format: 
JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3),
RAW,
MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)

RAW,
RAW+Fine,
RAW+Standard,
Fine, Standard,
MPO+Fine
MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

Movie: 
MOV*1
NTSC
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 50Mbps (IPB))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 50Mbps (IPB))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps (IPB))

PAL*3
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 25p (sensor output is 25p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 72Mbps (ALL-Intra))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 50Mbps (IPB))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 25p (sensor output is 25p, 50Mbps (IPB))
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps (IPB))

MP4*2
NTSC
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)

PAL*3
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 4Mbps)

AVCHD Progressive*2
NTSC: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)

PAL*3: [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 28Mbps)
AVCHD*2
NTSC
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)

PAL*3
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 25p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)

Movie Format: 
AVCHD Ver2.0 compliant
MPEG4-AVC(H.264)
MOV,
MP4
Movie Length: 
Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 230 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 210 min with H-VS014140

Actual recordable time (Motion images)
AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 115 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 105 min with H-VS014140

Flicker reduction (Motion images)
[1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF

Time Code (Motion images) (except MP4)
ON/OFF,
Count Up : Rec Run/Free Run selectable,
Time Code Mode : Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable(NTSC only)

Other Features
Wi-Fi: 
Yes
GPS: 
No
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the User
Histogram: 
Yes
Photo Effects: 
Still image
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

Motion Picture
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 / Clear Nightscape
Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape
Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait
Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert
Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot
Monochrome

Playback Zoom: 
Zoomed playback (Max.16x)
Software: 
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / Super LoiloScope (trial version)
Accessories
Battery Grip: 
DMW-BGGH3 (optional)
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Conection Interface: 
WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode

miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p / Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator

Audio video output: Monaural Type, NTSC
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.

Remote input: φ2.5mm for Remote
External microphone input: φ3.5mm for External microphone
Headphone output: φ3.5mm for Headphone

Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
PictBridge compatible
Power Source
Power Source: 
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh) (Included)
Battery Life: 
540 images with H-HS12035 / Approx. 500 images with H-VS014140
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium Alloy Full Diecast Frame
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather Sealing Details: 
Splash/Dustproof Design
Width: 
133mm
Height: 
93mm
Depth: 
82mm
Weight: 
470.0 g
Weight: 
550g/ 19.40 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 470g / 16.58 oz (Body only)
OperatingEnvironment: 
0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F), Operating humidity: 10% to 80%

Compatible Lenses

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Compatible Flashes

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