New GH3 reviews! And also babies can shoot with it :)


Panasonic GH3 Review 5: Wi-fi Operation from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

Time to share some new GH3 test. Particularly the tests on vimeo are interesting:

Triple video test:
Moire Aliasing Lumix GH2 vs GH3 test (Vimeo).
GH3 lens test | 12-35 Kit | SLR Magic 12mm | Voigtländer 25mm (Vimeo).
ISO test | Panasonic GH3 | Canon 5d mk3 | Canon 7d (Vimeo).

Readers mail:

Martin sent me a link on Flickr (Click here). As you see the GH3 is so eays to use that even babies can shot with it! :)
Bernie:I received yesterday my new GH3 and did some tests with it. Maybe you find it interesting and find a way to share this.
GH3 presentation in Japan (via Our reader Ogawa was there and tested the GH3 and talked to the Panasonic guys. These are the info he shared:
You can “touch focus” shutter release with ios (maybe android. Too. I don’t  interest android so no talk about android). Big one is the ios remote control. Great step  forward.
Fn can be assigned from almost anything. And most of fns are symmetrically assignable from the same items list
New mf assist mode. When in mode.  You can move the window. Notfocus. Target area. Previously  assist window is fixed in center as you know
Menu is rearranged a litte for more intuitive    Focus related settings are gathered. And more.
This is almost perfect Ui and function camera. This will becomes the new standard during next few years for all camera makes.
If it had released a half years before, I would have bought ie instead of E-M5.
But its good, because of it, i knew Olympus especially its in-body IS. And I realized how pana Ui is great :-)
M. Ogawa

GH3 store links and in Stock status check::
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR,

  • Steve

    GH3 beats the MK3 Hands down until the higher ISOs…

  • @Ogawa
    Yes Olympus got the E-M5 launched sooner than they wished and I think the GH3 was part of the reason….. But hey it’s all good :-]

  • dzv

    Looks like the app’s UI could do with a fair bit of work, but the functionality looks really good. At least the UI can be improved upon indefinitely, since it’s an app that’s completely separate to the camera. I can’t wait to see this kind of stuff become more mainstream. Anyone know if Panny created an API to allow 3rd party developers to interface with the camera?

  • quiquelbola

    “This is almost perfect Ui and function camera. This will becomes the new standard during next few years for all camera makes”
    I hope no, at least for cams focused in photography, not hibrid video-things.

    • roger48

      Since when did video making cease to be photography? Videos are just a string of photographic single frames stuck together. I wish people would get over the idea that droping video from a camera would somehow make the single frame photographs better.

      • quiquelbola

        since is video :-)

      • bart

        Video is ‘only’ a string of frames, but once you start ‘stringing up’ frames, different things become important, and you make different compromises.

        For example, very small differences in exposure from frame to frame matter very little usually for still images, and can easily be corrected in post, while for video this causes flickering and can be a serious problem.

        Considerations for shutter speed are also different for video because motion should typically look fluid, while for still images, freezing motion will often be more important.

        For still images resolution is more important then for video.

        Those are just a few of the many things where the things you optimize for will be different between still images and video.

        Doesn’t mean that technically you can’t combine both in a single device that is also equally good at both, it is more a matter of people who are good at conceiving a good video camera typically are less good at conceiving a good still image camera and the other way around because they tend to think in slightly different ways.

    • admin

      hehehe :)

  • Andrew

    This is great. But I can’t help but think, if I had a GH3, I don’t think I’d walk too far away from it. I’d be very clingy in the relationship.

  • Vanessa

    the GH3 is so disapointing video quality image wise.
    no improvement from the GH2

  • TB

    This is great but my GH3 and iphone 5 still refuse to work together….its frustrating to see how easy this one works….

  • Anonymous

    Haters gonna Hate.. This IS the flagship camera of MFT!

  • Gh3 arrived Friday, but haven’t had much time to put it through its paces yet. So far it seems to improve on the GH2 in almost every aspect. Timelapse mode is great, and HDR mode is nice. For me, great to have the electronic level. Both viewfinders are excellent. Jpg rendering so much better, etc. The list goes on.

    used the Lumix app on my Galaxy S3. Disappointed that it can’t stream video shots. I was hoping to use the phone or my Nexus 7 tablet for monitoring shots with my crane. Even if the stream was quarter size for video streaming, that would be enough. Hope it gets added in a future app update.

  • TB

    Little bit of info, Lumix Link works on my partners iphone 4 but not on my iPhone 5. Im assuming an update might sort this out?

  • Well, i just received my GH3 today so only had time to read the manual and make some settings. I also have a GH2 (hacked) and plan to keep it. Since I already have 4 lenses, having several bodies is a nice advantage – can have a different lens on each and also decide which body to shoot with depending on the situation. Oh yea and also having the two bodies will be great for multi-cam shoots of live music productions for ex.

    But my main question here is about what picture profile to use for fim making? This review # 6 showed so many options and they all looked good – my head is swimming in option anxiety! I am curious about how the shutter speed/frame rate ratio varied in these samples?

    By the way, this was a great film on people no matter what – what a variety of expressions and moods!

    If I am correct, I have noticed that when using Creative and Scene modes, you cannot control the shutter speed and aperture as in the manual control of the dedicated Movie mode. So, assuming that you will create your “look” in post production, you will shoot in manual Movie mode, keep your shutter speed twice the frame rate but so then what profile to use? I would guess Standard or Natural for the most latitude for color grading etc. but then would we want to bring down the Contrast, the Sharpness, the Saturation, and the Noise Reduction? And how much for each one of these for a nice flat profile that will hold up well in color correction and grading? This is the knowledge I seek from you experienced film makers who have experience with the GH3. Also, when desiring to create slow motion, would it be best to record at the high frame rate (60/50) and then in post production use 24/25 frames per second as the project setting, or choose the Frame Rate/slow options in the camera Motion Picture settings? It would seem that the better quality would be from recording at 60/50 frames per second at 72 MBPS and then slowing down in post?

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