EOSHD got their hands on a Panasonic Lumix GH3 body for a short time at Photokna. This test footage was shot in 1080/25p ALL-I mode at 72Mbit, with two slow mo-sequences of Pocahontas and the juggler shot in AVCHD 1080/50p at 50Mbit.
Wow… This footage looks AWESOME! We can’t wait to see some reviews on full production models once this little beastie gets into some photographers hands. Stay Tuned!
Also: That Nikon Guy has published some high ISO shots (ranging from ISO400 to ISO25600), which also look AMAZING, at flickr.com. >>Check Them Out Here<<
If you’re interested in a GH3, it’ll set you back about $1,299 USD (Body Only). If that’s a little too rich for your blood, you might want to consider picking up a GH2 or even a new G5 (which Panasonic has called the GH2.5).
With the launch of the GH3, prices on the GH2 have come down dramatically (at the time of this posting, you can get one with a 14-140 lens, which is GREAT for video, for $827.75 USD!). Although it’s a two year old model, it’s a killer camera with plenty of pro features and it delivers great quality, especially in video.
The G5 features an enhanced touch screen with better resolution than the GH2, easier to use menus, more creative filters, the new Venus Engine processing for higher quality images and video, and a toggle lever right behind the shutter release button that can be used for zoom control with a power zoom lens (or to adjust other settings, such as ISO, that are assignable by the user). The G5 comes in at $699 (Body Only) or $778.34 with the 14-42 kit lens. We’re not big fans of that kit lens, but for only $79 more it might be worth it, just so you can have a beater lens in your bag. Otherwise, save the $79 and put it towards some better glass.