Blogger Ming Thein: GH3 a "consumer appliance"

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Blogger Ming Thein: GH3 a "consumer appliance"
In reply to StevenN, Mar 29, 2013

I have 2 Nikon D3s bodies and D2Xs as well as my GH3.

It certainly is a lot lighter, and the battery grip seems to sadly be plastic rather than mag alloy like the camera.

However it feels like a tough wee beastie on the whole. Pivoting LCD's are a weak point I would say as are pop up flashes - and the card door sucks because it cannot be locked shut and has a habit of working open as you shoot - thus compromising the weather sealing. It's annoying that there is no published MTBF for the shutter mechanism.

Those niggles aside, I think it's pretty robust for a camera costing 25% of a D4 equivalent.

Mine's going on location with me for two months in SE Asia in June, so we shall see how it fares under daily use and constant travelling. I suppose the only thing I can say is that I KNOW the Nikons will be very very likely to make it to the end of the trip but I don't yet know about the GH3.

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