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...
By sticking with the same number of pixels and working on the efficiency of the sensor, Panasonic has claimed an improved dynamic range in the Lumix DMC-GH3. It has been a wise move. A four thirds sensor is small when compared to APS-C units, and consequently hinders the range of tones captured in a single frame. In real-world images, the GH3 is able to capture a wider range of tones than I would expect of a four thirds camera. There are still times when an overcast sky appears more like a white mass if the exposure is made for midtones, but I have not seen so much detail in the highlights from a Panasonic camera before. There are more discernible tones in bright skies and the shine on the skin in a portrait.
As is common now, there are options for HDR shooting and exposure bracketing, the second of which has a direct control on the drive-mode dial, while handily direct access to HDR can be set through one of the function buttons.