MC contributor Giulio Sciorio has dispatched some of his SmallCameraBigPicture crew to Photo Plus in New York, NY to see what’s up at one of the world’s largest photo/video industry expos, and here’s one of their first field reports.
Here’s Alberto’s report:
We here at SmallCameraBigPicture truly believe that mirror-less cameras are not just a passing fad, but a trend that will dictate where photography is going. Though many skeptics are not convinced by the smaller bodies and retro styling, the Panasonic GH3 is looking more and more like a “serious” kit.
One of the first things that jumps at you the first time you hold the GH3 is that the rubberized grip feels natural. Though my initial assumption was that the grip would be too large for a camera that size (keep in mind that this camera is about half the size of a 35mm frame shooter), it ultimately feels just right in the hand – and more substantial than the grip nubs found on other mirror-less cameras. The vertical shutter grip accessory adds both some battery life and a fuller feel to the camera without weighing it down. We only were able to spend just a few minutes with the GH3; dear Panasonic – we need LOTS more time with this one (for science of course).
We’re with you, Alberto… We’d like to do lots of empirical research on the GH3 ourselves.