Nikon D7100 will kill Panasonic GH3

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon D7100 will kill Panasonic GH3
In reply to micksh6, Feb 23, 2013

micksh6 wrote:

Very similar weight and size, superior sensor with 1.3x m4/3 crop mode at almost 16 megapixels and faster FPS. Long reach is about the same as m4/3 with the same FL provided that the lenses are of comparable quality.

Size and weight are different enough - especially with lenses taken into account -

that not only me would prefer to carry the GH3 a whole day around instead of the Nikon...

...beside that the GH3 has the best ergonomics I encountered so far - great balance and grip,

together with controls in the right place.

Lens size/weight advantage of m4/3 isn't always applicable. Nikon 55-300mm DX is about the same size/weight as Panasonic 100-300mm. Same can be said about Nikon 35mm F1.8 vs Pana 25mm F1.4.
Recent video test of D5200 at EOSHD suggests video capabilities of Nikon cameras improved a lot.

OVF, autofocus tracking, better DOF control and significantly better sensor (assuming it's D5200 sensor), all for $100 cheaper than GH3. What's left there for GH3?

Have You ever tried a GH3?

Even with the old, but still peerless 7-14 mm it focuses reliable and very fast - not only in well lit situations...

...something the Nikon has to show including their video capabilities...

...and the GH3 has a silent shutter release and no mirror slap!

Micro 4/3 has its advantages - a combination of compact bodies and lenses. It's a system that can be worn on a belt, a body plus 3 lenses can fit in couple of belt pouches. But it's true only if the body is compact, and that's why I chose m4/3 system. I can pay for compactness, but GH3 is far from being compact. Even GH2 wasn't. These and G5 are just DSLR-sized cameras without advantages of DSLR.

The GH3 has (in my hands) a better ergonomics than other DSLR, it is a tad smaller and significantly lighter...

Now, how would justify GH3 being $100 more expensive than D7100 while being inferior in almost any feature that matters?

Well, I haven't seen a point so far, where the D7100 is clearly better than the GH3:

The body - no

Video - probably not.

Image quality - maybe, but with which lenses...


However, it is good to have the choice and I wouldn't choose the Nikon if I had to choose...

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