JUST pulled the trrigger on a GH3 body!

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
jwinberg1
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Re: JUST pulled the trrigger on a GH3 body!
In reply to gary payne, Dec 4, 2012

gary payne wrote:

I also hope you're happy, but I just canceled my GH3 order and bought a G5 instead. I was also looking at OMD but most of my lenses are Panasonic, and after pixel peeping raws from all three cameras, it seems that the G5 is virtually equal, although definitely not for jpegs. I shoot only raw.

If video was important I would have kept the GH3 order. But it isn't particularly to me, and the G5 is no slouch at it anyway. The new silent shutter is present on the G5 (a major issue with the noisy shutter history of the G/GH series), and so is improved focus, improved white balance, improved performance and better DR than my GH2. The raws seem also a bit better than the GH2, and that's quite an achievement too.

I travel quite a bit and the GH3 size does not suit me as well. The user reviews on the G5 are intensely positive, about like the OMD.

All three cameras are amazing, and someday I may end up with the GH3 or OMD. Right now, I think the G5 is a bit of a sleeper...there hasn't been a seriously thorough review of it anywhere yet and bargains have appeared here and there. I bought mine yesterday from someone who won it as a prize, complete kit brand new for $550. I think it will keep me busy at least until the GH3 tests and firmware updates sort out the GH3 1issues and the price drops a bit.

Again, good luck with your purchase. gp

WOW, great price on a fine camera!  I think you exercised very good judgement and hope you will be very happy with your camera!  

All the best............... Jack

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