Download Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 User Manual Guide - Since the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GH1 back in 2009, the GH-series' in Panasonic Lumix lineup was clear, an excellent stills and video models are designed for enthusiasts who demand a better handling, the camera is responsive and tailored with all the latest technology company to offer . The aim is to show that the camera does not need to be the size of a DSLR to perform like one. Enthusiastic response and largely unexpected GH2 movie capabilities by working videographers (Google 'GH2 Video hack' to get an idea as to how sharp his ability is being exploited) means that Panasonic now must also consider that the cameras are being integrated into professional Video rig.
With the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, attempts to offer an alternative smaller than-a-DSLR has shifted noticeably one that seeks to maintain its appeal to professional video and stills photographer for whom the measure was defeated by a small, easy access manual camera controls, upgrades and durability. If that sounds like a description of DSLR users, we suspect it does for Panasonic too. GH3 is the biggest company Micro Four Thirds camera yet, with dimensions basically match the APS-C Sony SLT-A65.
The advantage GH3 weather sealed (dust / splash proof) magnesium alloy body that now gives Panasonic camera body to match their moisture-and dust-sealed GX Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH lens and GX Vario 35-100mm F2.8 ASPH raising fast. 6 Additional highlights include shooting fps (or 4fps with live view) and five customizable function keys. While still image resolution remains at 16MP camera, that GH3 has a new Live MOS sensor, three-core Venus FHD processing engine 7 and a new low-pass filter. Panasonic claimed improvements in high ISO shadow detail, color reproduction and white balance over its predecessor. GH3 also offers in-camera HDR mode and multiple exposure images, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity Panasonic hopes to capitalize on with its own (not yet released) remote trigger and image transfer application for iOS and Android phones. One thing GH3 loss, however, is a multi-aspect ratio sensor sizes found in its predecessor, with 03:02 and 16:9 image formats into plants of 4:3 chip camera.
There is a focused pro-GH3 adding video capabilities, with timecode-supported broadcast-quality video that can bit rate as high as 72Mbps. Pro video may want to re-read that last part. Only U.S. $ 3500 Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers a slightly higher price and Panasonic showed compression may offer better quality. The GH3 gains the ability to shoot in MOV (H.264) format, freed from the confines of the frame-and bit-rate listed in the AVCHD standard. This means the camera can capture files natively as 30p, and 60i. There is also a selection of All-I or IPB compression (more than later in the preview), that Panasonic hopes will further endear the videographers currently using GH2s.
The GH3's new EVF is a 1.7 million dot OLED panel with a 16:9 ratio of 873 500 pixels. Panasonic lists strong 1.34x magnification (equivalent to 0.67x on a full frame SLR), and said that because of the information sent to 8x faster than GH2 panel, the screen image will remain smooth and natural even when panning quickly across a scene. The panel behind the screen is a 3 "614K dot resolution OLED unit, like that of its predecessor, is touch-sensitive. For both stills and video shooters who are looking to expand the capabilities of the camera, GH3 offers 3.5mm mic input (GH2 users have to resort to 2, 5 to 3.5 mm adapter), headphone jack, PC sync socket and a new optional battery grip attached to the base plate gives the option for additional power.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Specification
- 16MP Live MOS sensor with three-core Venus FHD engine 7
- Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing (dust and splash proof)
- 1.7 million dot OLED viewfinder 16:9 ratio
- ISO 200-12800 (extended range ISO 125-25600)
- 6 fps continuous shooting
- AF speed of .07 seconds
- 614K dot 3 "rear OLED screen
- Full HD video with a choice of 60p/50p 30p/25p
- MOV (H.264), MP4 and AVCHD format
- Video bit rate of 50Mbps and 72Mbps on IPB at the All-I mode compression
- Timecode support MOV (H.264), and AVCHD format
- 3.5mm mic socket and headphone socket
- Four channel wireless control for the optional DMW-FL360L external flash
- PC socket
- iOS and Android app control via Wi-Fi
- The key difference from the DMC-GH2
Improved sensor and image processor for Venus
- Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
- OLED EVF and rear display (versus LCD)
- 60p video capture (versus 60i / 30p)
- 72Mbps maximum bit rate (versus 24Mbps)
- 3.5mm mic socket (not 2.5mm)
- headphone socket
- 6 fps continuous shooting (versus 5)
- Five custom Fn button (versus three) and a second control dial
- Compatible with DMW-BGGH3 new battery grip
- PC socket for external flash
- interval shooting
- HDR and exposure modes