OMD vs GH3

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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number_6
number_6 Regular Member • Posts: 104
Re: OMD vs GH3

Both are excellent cameras capable of producing gorgeous images.

However from my point of view, Panasonic is missing the point of m4/3.  As a platform, the smaller sensor and mirrorless design affords much smaller/lighter bodies.

I side-graded from my Canon DSLR to an OM-D last fall expressly to reduce the overall size/weight of my kit so that I would be more inclined and likely to have my camera with me.  And from reading around, I know I'm far from the only person who migrated from DSLR land to m4/3 for this reason.  While I'm certain the GH3 is an extremely excellent and capable camera, it is just too big for me.

If I wanted a camera of that size, I'd have stuck with my Canon which is only nominally larger but has a much more mature and extensive ecosystem surrounding it.  In addition, both the Canon 7D and Nikon D7000 are cheaper than the GH3.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#381,154

http://camerasize.com/compare/#289,154

I'm sure there are folks who can explain the advantages of a GH3 over an APS-C DSLR, and I'm sure they quickly will.  Video maybe?  The lenses are still quite a bit smaller too.

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