Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Review

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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The GH3 offers the best video quality of any camera we've ever seen and does a pretty good job of making it available to a wide range of users. This footage is available without external recorders, making it ideal for in-the-field shooting as well as more formal rigged-up setups. It's also a pretty handy stills camera with plenty of external controls, making it an impressively flexible package, overall.

Good for

Anyone looking for top-quality video as well as stills.

Not so good for

As a solely stills camera there are better options, both in terms of size and quality.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Movie / video mode
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