Panasonic Lumix GH3. My first 3 hours impressions. /1

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dan Clark Senior Member • Posts: 2,703
Re: in this day and age


My original post got messed up, so I edited and marked it "deleted".

IMO, people want the right size and weight, not the smallest size and weight. I've had "FF" SLRs. Those were a pain (literally and figuratively) to carry around. For me, u4/3 is a more optimum size in general.

For my GH2, I have four Pany lenses now, with the 12-35 on its way. Only the 20/1.7 is small. Next in line is the 7-14. Although small for its type, it's still a bit larger than would be comfortable on the smallest u4/3 cameras. The 14-140, 100-300, and 12-35 are decent sized lenses and should be much better on the GH3.

Even though I have smaller hands (average width, but short fingers), when my fingers are on the front of the camera and my thumb on the back, there's a gap between the camera and the palm of my hand. It's difficult to tell, but it looks like there is enough size on the GH3 grip so that my hand will be touching the camera from fingers to thumb when gripping it normally.

I'm looking forward to a GH3.



NumberOne wrote:

Dan Clark wrote:

ohmydentist wrote:

subsquent model CANNOT be larger than the predecessor, period.

Who says so?

If Panasonic wanted larger camera for ergonimics and handling, they should've made a separate line, GH Pro?

Panasonic (and Olympus) already have a complete range (with very different sizes and functions) where you can choose from...

Vast majority of m43 users chose this platform for the size, is there other reason to choose m43 other than the size? Ok, great selection of lenses is another reason.

The size - once again - is for the complete set - aka, |Body + Lens|! The comments about body size (and weight) alone are pathetic. Even more so if you put 2-4 lenses on your photo bag (and two bodies to go with it, if wanted); a camera is either pocket-able or no - Period.

Even without having held the GH3 you can see - experiment at - how well this body fits more than half the mFT available lenses; no need - even - to talk about ergonomics.

In this era/mood where most of us buy high performance (fast) zoom, this body has the right size and grip! Please put any of these zooms on a EM-5 (or even GH1/2) and "report back/tell me" the set is well balanced in your hands!

So, my opinion of course, Panasonic did the right move and this camera occupies now the very first place on my wish/buying list. If IQ is what I expect, I will gladly join the «mFT Club» and sell all my digital FF and APS-C gear - No doubt about that!

This camera - so far - is (almost exactly) what I have been waiting for so long! I only miss the integrated GPS (a must for travelers, IMO - Shall see how the WiFi facilities will work with Android/OS6), but that's all! ... Ooops, and maybe (a good, 100%) OVF...

Best regards,

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