Panasonic LUMIX GH3

85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The LUMIX GH3 offers some improvements over its predecessor the GH2, but those improvements come at a very steep price. Camera Labs says the GH3 is "one of the most capable compact systems cameras around for stills shooting," and Photography Blog felt the same way, saying it "produced images of outstanding quality." Even though the GH3 is intended to be a compact camera, Camera Labs noted it has "dimensions that almost match those of the smaller consumer DSLRs." Even with the larger size, Expert Reviews was still happy with the camera's dimensions, saying "taller body and more substantial handgrip ... are big boosts to ergonomics." The GH3 is also plenty fast in focusing as Pocket-Lint found out, saying "we have no qualms with speed when the camera's set to single autofocus." Panasonic offers great picture quality and speed in the latest GH3, but it also costs $1300 for just the body. If you're already invested with Panasonic lenses and are looking to step up your photo game the GH3 can make sense, but for those looking to get into the compact interchangeable market should instead look at the Sony NEX-5R which costs half the price and comes with a lens.

from $1243.49+

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Breakdown

Video quality
9.2
Image quality
8.3
Ease of use
8.5
Battery life
9.0
Durability
8.4
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Specs

LUMIX

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
16.05 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Memory card
SD
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Specs

LUMIX

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
16.05 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Memory card
SD
View Full Specs
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