GH3 info: No Multiaspect sensor, uncompressed HDMI out with 4:2:0?

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There were some errors on press releases here and there and this caused some discussions on 43rumors. As you can see from the nice comparison on top (Click on it to see a bigger version) the GH3 has NO(!) multiaspect sensor. The GH3 also has uncompressed HDMI output with 4:2:0 (and not 4:2:2) Chroma subsampling according to the German website Slashcam. But I would expect an official Panasonic statement before to be sure of that!
Those of you concerned about the pure photographic qualities of the camera should check out these nice samples at Panasonic.net. And RWA files are available at Personal View. A Panasonic stand report is available at Dpreview.

And now there is the tricky question for you. Is the Gh3 using the same Olympus E-M5 Sony sensor? ;)

Panaosnic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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Zeiss about making m43 lenses: “we have not made a decision on that yet”.

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Today Zeiss announced three new Sony NEX and Fuji X autofocus lenses. The bad news is that these will yet not be available in native Micro Four Thirds mount. Regarding this Zeiss said that: “We intend to concentrate initially on the biggest sensor size in this segment which is APS-C. It would be possible for us to make lenses for Micro 4/3-bajonet as well but we have not made a decision on that yet. If current APS-C lenses were also used for the Micro 4/3-bajonet, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the best tradeoff between lens size (weight), and image quality

Source: Zeiss.

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More info about the three new Schneider lenses for Micro Four Thirds!

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After yesterdays Olympus and Panasonic big announcement day we have to catch up with some other very good m43 news. Schneider Kreuznach posted some more info about the three new m43 lenses (Click here to download the pdf file). As I told you yesterday we will have following three lenses by end of 2013:
Super-Angulon 2,0 / 14
Xenon 1,4 / 30
Makro-Symmar 2,4 / 60


All will be priced a bit below 1.500 Euro. And these are the characteristics of the lenses:
High-refractive lenses and special lens elements
Internal focusing
Very high resolution across the entire image area, even at full starting aperture
High-quality aluminum casing, robust mechanics
 Hydrophobic coating of outer elements
 Protection against dust and splashing

Sounds good! By the way, the description contains an error. The Super Angulon should be f/2.0 and not f/2.8.

 

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Panasonic GH3 leads the Amazon ranking. GH3 preorder in UK

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Today eleven(!) new cameras have been announced. But it is the GH3 that leads the (pre)order ranking at Amazon (Click here). It even beats the “cheap” FF camera…the Canon 6D. On the lens front the most preordered new m43 lens is the Olympus 60mm macro (here is the lens ranking).

The first European GH3 preorder is available at Wex UK (Click here). The price in Pound is very high! Let me know if you can find more European preorder options. Thanks!

P.S.: Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).

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Philip Bloom and Bruce Logan talks about the new GH3 hybrid camera star!

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Panasonic GH3: Behind the scenes from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

In my previous post about the new lens roadmap I may have been a bit harsh towards the Panasonic marketing guys :) I will make it good by saying that they had a great idea to involve famous photographers and filmmakers to present the GH3 (preorders here). There is a well made GH3 artist gallery at Panasonic.net (Click here). And on top of this post you can watch the Behind The Scene of the Genesis movie shot on the GH3. On Philip Bloom’s website (Click here) you can read Philip’s and Bruce Logan’s thoughts about the new camera. There is another video shot by Pampuri on vimeo. The Gh3 is really one of the best (if not the best) sub $2000 hybrid still and video camera ever made. The full detailed description page is available here. There are many info…like a description of the heat-dispersing design (take that overheating Sony NEX cameras!).

The GH3 should ship in November (at leats in Asia) and I am watching closely the Amazon Rankings (Click here) that soon will display how well the GH3 is being pre ordered. And here are the updated links to all newly announced Panasonic and Olympus stuff. Feel free to send me new links to other stores too! Thanks!

Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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