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New GH3 and E-PL5 reviews.


Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs GH2 – High ISO test from emeric on Vimeo.

Our french friends at Hybridcams (translation here) posted the full GH3 review and included a comaprison with the “older” GH2: “Meticulously designed, well thought out ergonomics and obviously excellent performance not only at the video where it was expected, but also in photo.

And because Panasonic is alreayd shipping the first camera you can see first user reviews like these High ISO samples that have been posted on Dpreview forum. Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt and soon on eBay (via Slidoo).

And CameraLabs posted the full E-Pl5 review: “This-all round versatility is something that’s not easy to achieve but Olympus has pulled it of with great style and panache, a feat which earns the E-PL5 our Highly Recommended award.“. E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France and eBay (via Slidoo). And gariz case in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).

  • GH3: visibly better high ISO than the one from GH2.

    • And the noise pattern is also more pleasant.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing I could see, was a WB difference.

  • If your G/GH is not broken, it is not broken upon GH3’s release. Exactly how better does GH3 has to be? For now, I’ll pass…

    • Esa Tuunanen

      Well, earlier mirrorless bodies have been “broken” from the start in ergonomics failing to match even fixed lens prosumer from 2004.
      Thanks to too small grips to hold comfortably, one dial too little or then badly positioned. And other controls lacking, too small and and in too cramped space.

      Only reason I haven’t made order for GH3 is uncertainty if GH3’s actual availability follows Panasonic’s tradition and if Olympus finally manages to release modern ergonomics high end body before that. (IS in the lens not in the camera is of no use)

      • jimbo

        I can use my’ ergonomic nightmare of a m43 camera’ that you described just fine, but I am very skilled with my fingers from growing up playing video games too much.

      • GH2 feels good enough for me.

  • Joe Nanoski

    The guy with the GH2 doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing…. Sorry!

    That test was lame…


  • hey! panasonic, in europe too we need 30p video !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Smon

    Just got this email from Amazon. I ordered 1 from Amazon, B&H and Adorama all on September 17th. I was curious as to who would ship first. B&H has been waayyy behind everyone on getting new items to its customers for a while now unfortunately. :-(

    I checked status on all of them and Amazon is packaging and shipping tomorrow. The rest still show backordered approx shipment December 5th.


    We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on September 17, 2012 (Order# 102-******-*******):

    “Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3K 16.05 MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 3-Inch OLED – Body Only (Black)”
    Estimated arrival date: December 05, 2012 – December 07, 2012″

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