Panasonic LUMIX GH3

from  $1206.52+
85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

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

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Engadget Summary

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.

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User Reviews

100
jamesnorden
I've had this camera for nearly a year and it's handled photo and video work...read more
90
proffkom
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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8.5
Average Critic Score

Image quality

8.3
 

Ease of use

8.5
 

Battery life

9.0
 

Durability

8.4
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

8.5
 

Design and form factor

7.7
 

Video quality

9.2
 

How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

86
 

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79
 

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87
 

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90
 

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85

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80
 

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How It Stacks Up

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86
 

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79
 

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86
 
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90
 

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