Panasonicus: I downsized to a Panasonic G3 from a Canon 450d to save a lot of weight and bulk. Seems like the GH3 is moving too close to DSLR territory which appears to defeat one of the main purposes of MICRO 4/3rds. Even the new G5 is bigger and heavier than the G3. Is the market confused? With travel by air these days limiting you to a tiny 5kg carry on and that is all--cameras need to be smaller and lighter and not the other way around. Panasonic might just as well go the whole hog and move into FX territory.
True, i've seen men who couldn't take all the glass they wanted because of the airplane max takeoff weight limit )
>>if it had a FF sensor we would be all oooh and ahhhhOooh, how am i gonna carry all this FF glass in the field?
jambaj0e: I have an inside guy pretty high up in Panasonic USA, and here are the specs that he confirmed:
Sensor is NOT multi-aspectSensor is made by Panasonic, not SonyHDMI output to ext recorder is clean, uncompressedNo focus peakingThird wheel dial on the back, bottom right can be programmed to various adjustments for stills/movie
>With fastest CAF is it really that important to add yet another MF mode (Focus peaking)?
D1N0: Why does it have to be so ugly? Hire a Pentax Fuji designer (Not Marc Newson :p)
> I don't want an EVFAhh, you're interested in aesthetics, not GH3.
bradleyg5: Actually very surprised, this camera seems to be much more targeted at still photographers than video photographers. I think the compression options are worse than the hacked GH2. H.264 is not as efficient and All-I is glorified motion JPEG.
I'm not sure what they will think of the size either, this thing is HUGE. I was seeing people put GH2s on remote helicopter rigging, the added weight and size would definitely effect that.
>> However, weight is not that much increased from GH2, the size is considerably larger.
GH3 vs GH2,Width: 7% more (133 vs 124 mm)Weight: 25% heavier (550 vs 444 g)
I'd prefer it to have a wide-angle high-res EVF over just a sexy look, 10 times out of 10.
Nice try, Sony ^)Nice try.
Road Lice: I am not so disturbed that Eric has bestowed new powers of surveillance upon Big Brother as I am by the fact that "The force of marketing is greater than the force of engineering". When shopping for cameras I dread having to sift through hectares of semi-dysfunctional cameras that are really misleading marketing trinkets designed to appeal to the unwashed masses. I would prefer the best engineering available in a camera.
I don't trust camera manufacturers and I suspect they conspire against everyday consumers and photography enthusiasts alike. I would like to know what the actual difference in manufacturing costs are between an 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and an 18 megapixel Full Frame sensor. Am I being denied an inexpensive Full Frame camera by the the forces of marketing?
For some reference, 1/4, 1/3.2'' 5MPix sensors are there on the market for about 7-8 USD unit price.http://search.digikey.com/us/en/products/OV05633-C48A/884-1017-ND/2123269?wt.z_cat_cid=Dxn_US_US2011_Catlink
ARTASHES: One thing is a bit strange to me why this 24 mp sensor has not 25k iso option ?For a77 it could be comprehensible (SLT system less light etc.) but nex7 hasn't it either
Probably that's because if it had an ISO25000 option, it's NOISE level would not fit in DPReview's graph windows!