This new, not-so-compact system camera offers the best of Panasonic’s digital imaging technology in practically every area. We get to grips with the company’s flagship Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review


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The competition

Image: Sony NEX-7

An RRP of £1,249 currently makes the DSLR-styled Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 the most expensive CSC on the market. It has some strong competition from other CSCs with built-in viewfinders, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M5, Samsung NX20 and the Sony NEX-7. The latter two have a higher pixel count and a larger APS-C-sized imaging sensor, and as such can resolve more detail than the GH3 while maintaining a strong low-light performance. The NEX-7 has a class-leading EVF, too, with a 2.359-million-dot resolution.


Image: Olympus OM-D E-M5

As for specification, the OM-D E-M5 is possibly the most similar to the GH3. Both use a 16-million-pixel four thirds sensor, have a weather-resistant magnesium-alloy body and optional extras such as a battery grip. Each camera also has a wide range of compatible lenses – more so than the APS-C models. The GH3 is far and away the largest CSC here, although its lenses are smaller than the equivalent ones in the Samsung and Sony systems.




  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Video capture
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Dynamic range
  8. 8. White balance and colour
  9. 9. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  10. 10. LCD, viewfinder and video
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Our verdict
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