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My GH3 EVF - a new observation and opinion

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Francis Carver
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GH3 EVF + Weight & Girth
In reply to sea_dragon, Jan 18, 2013

sea_dragon wrote:

There seens to be 3 separate EVF issues being discussed:

1. Optical magnifier causing smearing.

2. Low resolution image.

3. Innacurate colors.

Which issue has Panasonic supposedely addressed by switching suppliers?

Okay, so folks keep referring to the EVF and rear screen as "LCD," although in the GH3's specifications I thought I saw something that these things -- i.e. both the viewfinder and the rear screen -- are the supposedly superior OLED, and not LCD.

I saw a small Sony OLED display recently in NY, I was not blown away by it, seemed not as bright as the LCD. It might be as "huge" of an improvement for on-camera viewing as having xenon HID headlamps in a vehicle instead of halogens.

Based on the things going on and on the general lack of wide availability of GH3 from Panasonic, they must be doing SOMETHING to the GH3. A safe bet would probably be to wait until April and get the camera with an April 2013 (or later) date stamp (if there is such a date stamp on the box). Otherwise  need to follow serial numbers somehow.

Other thing, I know the GH3 is a large and hefty gal, almost as large if not larger as some of the DSLRs. But it looks like the weight is up there, too. 550 grams for the GH3, and only 220 grams more for a full-frame 35mm sensor DSLR (Canon 6D) that has, besides the much larger sensor, a large mirror, and mirror motor, and so on.

I guess where the weight savings come in w. M4/3 are with the lenses, provided one uses the lightweight M4/3 native lenses.

Anyhow, as long as Panasonic is on top of the situation, all will be well in due course, I'm sure. Nikon, Fujifilm, etc, well they all had "birth issues" w. various model cameras recently. The mad rush to market is getting epidemic.

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