Panasonic Lumix GH3. My first 3 hours impressions. /1

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
tgutgu
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Re: Unless you are a Panasonic fan...
In reply to rocklobster, Sep 24, 2012

It strays too far from YOUR interpretation of m4/3 philosophy. Luckily, your interpretation really does not matter.

To reduce m4/3 to only small and ultralight devices destroys the variability we have and need. m4/3 and mirrorless in general means foremost getting rid of the mirror box, hence the name. This in turn allows more flexibility in the design and construction of camera bodies, with smallness as ONE possible design goal. Other goals could be to offer the best solution to utilize live view, such has in good view finders, video, form factors, whatever.

It happens that Panasonic made the GH3 larger, because so many users wanted this. A minority of the targeted buyers may not like this, so what? However, to call the GH3 being against THE m4/3 philosophy is nonsense, because there isn't such a thing.

The GH3 fits well into the system at the high end. It has a beautiful and functional design and is a welcome enhancement to the entire system, strengthening m4/3's market position considerably.

rocklobster wrote:

....you are going to be puzzled by this camera. To me, being an Olympus fan that only for a millisecond found the menu system bewildering, the GH3 has lost the plot by growing in size and weight. Sure, some say it handles better and has better balance, better for large hands etc, but for me it strays too far from the M4/3 pilosophy. But, I suppose, if you think it is too big just buy the G5 but, of course, I prefer the E-M5 and lickily I have smallish hands for a man. No jokes about small other body parts please!

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