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


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 (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).


  • chris

    It amazes me – after Reverie – that everyone doesn’t do things like this when a new camera comes out. Put the camera in the hands of a few top pro’s and let them produce magic. Reverie was still better than this, but its a great demonstration of what a camera is capable of producing. I’m thinking of Sony and the dreadful A99 videos floating around.

    Good for Panasonic, there’s a lot of buzz about the GH3, whip everyone into a pre-order frenzy by releasing a top notch cinema piece shot with the camera. I’m looking at getting one, but I have to see full rez stills first to judge DR and IQ.

  • yeah I think I was bit on harsh on Panasonic too, the GH3 looks excellent for video and pretty good for photo, think I will buy one early next year (as I squeeze the last drop of blood out of my GH1) mostly for video (hopefully with a third party grip by then) and either an E-M5 or an O-MD pro for photo…

  • pn

    While I welcome several of the new features, I am quite unhappy about the decision to enlarge the body. To me, being small and light-weight is the most relevant reason to opt for a m4/3 camera, and the GH2 I own is already at the very upper size/weight limit that I am willing to carry around.

    I’ll wait until one of the smaller m4/3 models becomes capable of recording 1080p60 at reasonably high bit rates before I buy a new camera.

    • PAVP

      The GH3 isn’t that much bigger. I mean really! I guess if you really want smaller size there are much better options than a GH. A GH1 or GH2 aren’t exactly pocketable.

      I’m very pleased that they increased the size a bit to make it a better camera. Heat dispersion and being able to fit an increased Battery and more function buttons and wheels. It’s just a better product and makes handling a bit easier too. Even with the Battery Grip it’s still not a large camera.

    • TempTag

      I have used the GH1/2 from when they were first released. Of all my complaints I never remember wishing for a larger camera!

      Add to that Panasonic’s decisions to use a non multi-aspect sensor, meaning the sensor is smaller than other GH cameras when not in 4:3 mode reducing utility for either end of the hybrid photo/video market.

      If I am going to carry a larger camera around – it is not to get a smaller sensor than my older, smaller GH2 and GH1…

      • R

        The sensor is multi-aspect. Check the specs now that it has been announced.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say the GH2 video output is still VERY GOOD when compared to the short film itself.

    Admin when you can don’t forget to link us with stills taken by the G5 and the GH3 one day?? I am more into the G5 that the video aspect of the GH3.

  • Mar

    Zzzz… video cameras are of no interest to me.
    Show me the stills image quality of GH3 (full size) instead of this marketing talk.

    • swester

      This camera caters toward a videographer crowd who also want decent photo functionality. If you want purely stills, look elsewhere. There are better options.

      • wayne wong

        it’s very funny to see a bunch of photographers complaining about this camera, too big, too expensive…… come on, this is a camcorder with EM5 class image quality(may be), the video function alone is worth that $1300 if it performs as expected

    • if you dont care about video, why care about the GH3 which is a videotool in the first place?

      • R

        The GH series have always been the highest quality stills cameras in m43. Only the OMD has challenged that.

        • Mr. Reeee

          And the GH2 still isn’t far off the OMD.

          I always thought of the the GH2 as a great stills camera that had the added bonus of fantastic video quality, for the size and price.

  • Cata

    Ok so this is more of a video camera. How about a pro stils camera Panasonic? Maybe something like the fuji x-e1?

  • PAVP

    Pany isn’t trying to compete with the big boys on their ground. They have a little niche with this Hybrid Photo/Video Cam and that’s really been what has caught on the most, so they’re smart to nurture that constituency.

    IF they were to get into an arms race with Canon, Nikon and Sony they’d lose. Those companies have full frame and can go high with pixel counts. Pany will likely never go head to head on that ground.

    However they’ve been kicking those companies in the teeth with the GH line in terms of bang for buck.

  • peevee

    Real professional videographers can pay twice as much for Sony A99 or NEX-VG900 and get 4 times the sensor and real “the best for video”. It is not a big difference if you consider all the lenses needed. And for regular people, 60p and other pro features are totally overkill.

    • Mike

      Full frame sensors aren’t necessarily better for video. Especially when it comes to focusing. The GH3 is a great camera for video people.

  • Russ

    For this time I will get Canon 6D

    • swester

      Lol, the 6D? What a joke. At least compared to the Nikon D600, it is.

  • @Admin,

    Both G5 and GF5 have been DxoMark-ed. The GF5 has the same score as GF3 while G5 seems to confirm the rumor that it would get the GH2 sensor…

    Still no news about E-M5.

    • admin


    • JF

      I’m starting to think that we will never see the E-M5 results for some obscure reasons…

  • mike

    mmmm right at 2:35 he starts talking about since he is using the gh3 he doesnt have to light the set but the next clip at 2:37 what is the huge white light rolling right along behind the camera?

  • Crapo

    Philip Bloom, the eternal film student…

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