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Vitaly: GH3 rumor roundup and firmware suggestions…


A fake GH3 rendering.

Vitaly Kiselev, the Panasonic camera hacker posted a roundup of GH3 rumors floting around the web. And he added his firmware suggestions too. Here is the list via Personal-View:

GH3 Preliminary specs (really rumors and speculations, nothing official :-0 ):

  • Wheather sealed, metal body
  • Shutter button located similarly to G5, same power zoom rocker
  • 920k or better capacitive touch screen
  • Improved EVF (like full 1080p)
  • 1080p50/1080p60 at 28mp
  • 1080p120/1080p100 special modes (limited time usage), 720p120/720p100 unlimited
  • WiFi direct with Android and iPhone applications with remote video capture
  • 1/3.5″ mic input and headphone output
  • Supplied with new wheather sealed kit
  • And optional battery grip, of course.

Mine suggestions:

  • Improve video encoder making it independent from bunch of fixed settings, improve it’s performance
  • Make special dedicated expert screen for video settings, allowing to set any combination of encoder parameters, without any hacks
  • Make proper electronic follow focus with speed selection, ability to set predefined positions, etc, driven from mobile phone or using rocker


I would be so happy with these specs!!!

New Panasonic stuff preorders:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).

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