GH3: wrong direction! Bulkier & heavier ....

Started Sep 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
amtberg
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Re: GH3: wrong direction! Bulkier & heavier ....
In reply to TimK5, Sep 14, 2012

The main reason to buy a GH3 is if you value video as much or more than stills. The GH2, for example, has better video capabilities than anything short of a full-frame DSLR, and in some respects it's even better than the FF DSLR. At the same time it has stills IQ comparable to crop DSLRs.

The GH3 is aimed at the same market, but is going higher end to appeal to more commercial videographers and photographers. This is an audience that is accustomed to surrounding cameras with bulky cages and attaching shoulder rigs, follow focus gear, lights, external monitors, etc., etc., so a few extra ounces in the camera body is trivial ... and the extra controls and weather sealing are more than worth the tradeoff.

And for the stills shooter, even if the body is the same size as a small DSLR, the lenses are much smaller than ones designed for FF or even crop sensors. Also, as a rule the smallest DSLRs are not as robust as the GH3. They tend to be more entry leve.

TimK5 wrote:

The new GH3 is bulkier and heavier.

What is Panasonic trying to achieve? Trying to turn a m43 cam into a fat ass DSLR?

The only to buy m43s is the small size and weight. It could be a fatal move to sacrifice the only USP!

Why would anybody buy a DSLR sized cam with inferior performance (in particular sensor performance). Beats me...

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