I Returned the K3

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP DRabbit Veteran Member • Posts: 4,724
Re: I Returned the K3

Wallace Ross wrote:

Well the Panasonic GH3 has an electronic shutter that people seem to like for timelapse. Don't get me wrong I like my K-3 but if your burning through cameras like that it's going to be more economical to get a different tool.

The GH3 uses a mechanical shutter, but has a mode/setting where you can choose to shoot with electronic shutter only... You can't do any high ISO with just the electronic shutter (from what I understand). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. The shutter life on the mechanical GH3 shutter isn't officially rated, but rumor says it's between 50,000 and 100,000. So, no better.

As for cost... I'll quote myself: The K5-II/K5-IIs is about $1000 body... not a $2500. More expensive than a $300 camera, but cheaper than some higher-end DSLRs. Spending $799 + $900 (if not covered under warranty), doesn't seem unreasonable to me in a year for one camera body that gets very heavy-duty use.


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