The GH3 is simply the best mirrorless camera on the market for the best system on the market - Micro 4/3.
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SeeRoy: It's ENORMOUS! Why the hell would you buy an M4/3 camera when it's as big as an APS-C DSLR? I have an OMD and for this reason alone the GH5 is no competitor (no IBIS either...)
What sized hands do you have?
RStyga: It should have been moderately smaller and lighter, however. For a m4/3 DSLM, it's large and heavy. It looks like its IQ is on par with GX1 and OMD.
Seriously? It weighs next to nothing with a 12-35/2.8 on and its quite small. In fact its probably the smallest pro body on the market.
SETI: ISO 200 minimum? Not 160?
Judging any camera by these studio shots is pointless. It's only one small part of a very large equation.
G Sciorio: Theres are features built into the GH3.
How is the GH3 bulky? If you ever have seen one in person its quite small. Pricy compared to what? Buy an OMD with a HLD-6 and you're at the same price as the GH3 which BTW is made for pros. What other pro-level camera has such features at this price? None.
You can also use an iOS or Android device to control the GH3, even with live view. A feature no other pro camera has.
rhlpetrus: Well, I don't see the "great jpeg" IQ that DPR sees. There's a definite softening of detail even at base ISO, compared to the other cameras included. RAW is even worse. Am I the only one seeing it that way?
Don't forget that DPreview is not for photographers. It's for gear heads, the reviews and forum are proof as such. I'm not saying this is a bad thing it's just how DPR is.
Still though no site digs deeper into reviews like DPR does but for a real-world perspective talk to the pros that shoot with the gear.
I can't imagine anyone would.
Theres are features built into the GH3.
Now everyone will be able to refocus their food shots....
Naveed Akhtar: why don't dpreview borrow it for two days and complete its review then :))
xlynx9: I'd love to see a comparison between all these wifi sd cards.
In particular, I'd like to know which ones will transparently sync directly to a smartphone in the background with the sd card in AP mode.
Eyefi software is better on Android than iOS in this way, but the hardware has a lot of quality issues (or I'm very unlucky), and I'm not sure which will fill that spot the best.
You're not very unlucky :-) I have issues too.
sphexx: So why has this not been announced by Olympus and Panasonic who own the closed microFT standard or have they given that up. There is no mention of the latter on mFT web site. Could it be mirrorles four thirds instead?
Micro 4/3 is mirrorless 43
G Sciorio: AND EOS-M before supporting the GH3 and OMD?!?!
Meant to say tethered support.
AND EOS-M before supporting the GH3 and OMD?!?!
Glad to see Pentax pushing out something more traditional design wise. While the MX-1 is a great looking camera I'd love to see a interchangeable lens version with a bigger chip as well.
G Sciorio: The OMD is quite an amazing camera. I shot a very large editorial assignment exclusively with the OMD - http://giuliosciorio.com/portfolio/miami-people/
@Jolly - Yes every shot for that project was shot with the OMD exclusively. I'll be talking about each one in depth on Small Camera Big Picture. BTS video coming this week.
@Jolly & Tim - Thanks for checking out the work!
The OMD is quite an amazing camera. I shot a very large editorial assignment exclusively with the OMD - http://giuliosciorio.com/portfolio/miami-people/
LyonChen1110: Hope that Panasonic will fill the gap between G5 and GH3 for serious still shooters soon. Yet keep the size tiny like an M4/3 should be. ( OM-D EM-5 is a good example.) G5 compared to G2 has less hard buttons for quick access to key shooting control like focus mode and focus point, Drive mode... etc. which is a deal breaker to me. Anyway, I am looking forward to replace my G2 for its sandy shadow detail , mute JPEG color rendering and slow burst rate.
I've had the OMD since it shipped in the states and I love it. Killer camera and it took a beating. I shot about 70 assignments this year so I can tell you easy its a solid shooter, probably one the most well balanced cameras I've used.
I've had the G5 for a few weeks and its been a blast as well but the OMD and G5 are two different types of camera. The G5 might not look like an exciting camera but it handles very well and is pretty straight forward. I like the EVF more in the G5 then I do in the OMD but the OMD has the edge when it comes to screens.
OMD has a slight advantage over the G5 with still photo quality but the G5 has a very noticeable advantage over the OMD with video.
I gotta say though for $200 more then the OMD the GH3 seems pretty rad.
dfswan: Forgetting about opinions for a second, Does anyone know if the wireless flash on the DH3 is compatible with the Olympus Wireless Flash allowing the use of wireless METZ Flashes? All indications are yes, but I haven’t gotten any clear answers. It would nice to have a broader selection than just the one DMW-FL360L flash unit that has wireless capability. Thanks,
Yes 100% its been confirmed by Panasonic on camera in a G+ hangout I did with them some time ago.