Just as of this week, Panasonic has come out with it’s hotly awaited Panasonic GH-3. A camera with a cult following in video making. We decided to pit it against a highly respected competitor in the micro 4/3s category, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Which camera had the cleaner image? Please let us know in the comments.
This next couple of days the east coast staff and I are over at Photo Plus 2012 to take a look at some of the new goodies that comes to the photo world. A camera right now that is on everyone’s movie making list is Panasonic’s GH3. We all know it’s predecessor the GH2 turned out to be an amazing camera for the price–not to mention after hacking it, it coughed out some impressive numbers. Proving it’s worth with cameras twice the price.
With just a few moments with this camera how was it?
Today we publish part three of our photokina 2012 report. This time: the stands of Olympus and Panasonic. Both companies had announced a number of new lenses and camera for the Micro Four Thirds system, which I had a closer look at during photokina. In this article: the Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 cameras, the 17mm f1.8 lens, the 60mm f2.8 macro lens, the 15mm f8 body cap lens, and the Panasonic GH3 with the 12-35mm f2.8 lens.
Rejoice lovers of the GH2 and m4/3′s video in general: your unicorn has arrived. And he comes to heat up an already very competitive video segment. Specwise the GH3 has a sensor with the same megapixel count on the GH2 (16.1MP) as well as a Live-MOS sensor type. You have a 4-CPU Venus Engine and a new low pass filter. Now, the very interesting thing is what this new unit’s shell is made out of–magnesium alloy. Panasonic is targeting the higher end user who needs something more rugged to be used in the field everyday. Plus, it is splash/dust proof. I think this is a great idea. Since, video is what this camera’s main selling point.
The same focusing system carries over to the GH3 as well with Contrast AF. Panasonic says it’s new version of the system is faster in focusing even in smaller F-stops. ISO starts from a minimum of 200 going all the way to 12,800. you can even expand it to 25,600 if you so wish. And for the photo dudes, there is a PC Sync port for easier use of certain studio strobes and wireless flash units. More specs and an analysis after the jump.