Griffin Hammond of IndyMogul does a nice head to head comparison between his new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the Lumix GH2.  What are the differences between the celebrated GH2 and the camera that’s replacing it? Above, Griffin makes several observations on the upgrades between these two Panasonic Flagship Cameras.  Below is an ISO comparison. Check out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Here
Stuart, one of the readers over at DiscoverMirrorless.com, submitted a question to MC Contributor Will Crockett to help him choose between a Panasonic Lumix G5 and a Lumix GH3. Here’s the question:   Will, I watched your review of the G5 and was somewhat discouraged.  You mentioned that it was not a good replacement for a GH2 owner, so here is my concern.  I am looking for a camera that will be used 85% of the time for still photography, but still want good video capabilities.  I am not doing anything professional, but am transitioning from a D7000, so image [More]
(Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs GH2 – High ISO test from emeric on Vimeo) Via 43Rumors – Our french friends at Hybridcams (translation here) posted the full GH3 review and included a comaprison with the “older” GH2: “Meticulously designed, well thought out ergonomics and obviously excellent performance not only at the video where it was expected, but also in photo.” And because Panasonic is already shipping, you can see first user reviews like these High ISO samples that have been posted on Dpreview forum. Our Take:  The new Panasonic Lumix GH3 has been making it’s way into the hands of MC [More]
EOSHD conducted a mini camera shootout and pitted some of today’s big names mono a mono a mono, and the video above features all the cameras listed below over the soundtrack of “True Faith” by New Order (Get it HERE from iTunes).  Can’t go wrong! Here’s the skinny from EOSHD: In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers another reader question, this time about the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which you can now get for about $750 USD with a kit lens ($650 Body Only) – this is a HUGE BARGAIN! Here’s what Crockett says:  The Lumix GH2 that we are so fond of here in my studio is being replaced by the highly touted GH3. That means the GH2 is now priced at closeout and really is a bargain. Our take:  The Panasonic Lumix GH2 has been one of the most celebrated cameras of the last two years since it debuted in [More]
43Rumors posted this video-interview by Megapixel with Sebastian Drawert from Panasonic. Here are some bullet points from the interview: The huge success of the Lumix GH2 (the predecessor to the GH3) as a video camera was a surprise to Panasonic. The development of the GH3 was at least in part the result of a great deal of feedback from pro videographers. The GH3 abandons the multi aspect ratio sensor used in the GH2 in order to improve image quality according to Mr. Drawert . While the GH2 was a 60% video and 40% stills camera the GH3 is more of a [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the launch of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 just a few weeks ago, it’s worth noting that the camera it’s replacing at the top of the Panasonic lineup, the Lumix GH2, is STILL a KILLER video-making machine. Yes, the GH3 looks like an incredible camera, and judging from all the early reports coming in, it IS an incredible camera. But until it gets widely released sometime over the next few months, the Lumix GH2 was and still is the King of the Video Hill – and it’s the Go-To camera of numerous pro and indie video [More]
EOSHD got their hands on a pre-production model of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and had a lot of interesting observations when comparing this camera to the ones that were displayed at Photokina 2012 just weeks ago. EOSHD reports: Thanks to a chance encounter I was able to very briefly try a GH3 this week in Barcelona. The camera was on loan from Panasonic and not available to the public to try, it was part of the private beta test program but they very kindly let me give my impressions of it after a brief 20 minute play with the camera [More]
Even though it’s over 2 years old, the Panasonic Lumix GH2 still packs a powerful punch, especially in the video department. In fact, this little (at the time of this posting) $679 (body only) wonder recently stood up to, and even bested, some major competition as it’s video quality was chosen to be better than pro-cam giants like the RED Epic and the Arri Alexa by none other than Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola (among others).  We at Mirrorless Central also watched the videos and took the test ourselves, and sure enough, the GH2 was one of our top 3 [More]
Here’s an interview with Panasonic Senior Product Manager Markus Matthes about the new Panasonic Lumix GH3, during Photokina 2012 – The biennial Photo Industry Fair in Cologne, Germany. Lots of good info here, but be forewarned, it can also get a little techie (if that’s not your thing). From all reports that we’ve seen, the GH3 was one of the stars of this year’s Photokina event. Preliminary reports indicate that this camera will be highly appealing to professional and enthusiast Photographers and Videographers alike. The GH2 after all, has become a favorite of indie and even pro film makers, and [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part II focuses on Video Recording and Menus. In our opinion, the OMD, wins in movie mode, hands down. Don’t get us wrong, the NEX 7 does record stunning quality video, but there have been numerous reports of overheating issues in video mode, and the 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) on the E-M5 is just superb! They’re pretty much neck and neck in pricing, but if you tack on another $300 and go for the extra battery grip for the E-M5 [More]
MirrorlessReviews pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 against the SONY NEX 7 in a head to head comparison. Part I focuses on handling, size, build quality, screens and EVF. In our opinion, to get the most out of the OMD, from a handling standpoint anyway, you really need to check out the battery grip. It adds a substantial amount to the grip surface as well as the battery life. The E-M5 and NEX 7 are two of the big boys in the mirrorless camera arena, along with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the 2 year old (but pro and indie video [More]
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
This is a short test in low light against the hacked GH2. The GH2 is set to 1080/24p AVCHD 44Mbit with Auto Quantizer 4. The NEX 5N is set to 1080/25p AVCHD 24Mbit. We’ve included some 1080/50p slow motion footage as well and normally lit scenes shot with the NEX 5N. Lenses: GH2 – Samyang 35mm F1.4, 5N – Canon 50mm F1.2 L. Both set to F1.4 throughout. Later 5N scenes are with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. When comparing these cameras, one factor to consider is the number of available lenses. The GH2 is a micro 4/3 camera and [More]
Hands-on with the SONY NEX-VG20 vs the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2. Bottom line: The GH2 and VG20 are both great cameras. Aside from the form factor, with the GH2 taking on a traditional DSLR-like shape, and the VG-20 more of a video cam style, here are some observations. The VG-20 lacks manual color, contrast and sharpness adjustments, but it has a built-in headphone jack and full manual audio control, it is better than the unhacked GH2 in low light and the factory-set color profile is just fine. The GH2 does handle moire better — but just barely. You will see moire [More]
OK…  The video above is actually for the Panasonic Lumix GH2, which to this day is still one of the most powerful film-making machines on the market, and the camera of choice for numerous pro and indie film makers.  This is all the more reason why we are so excited about the imminent launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (expected to launch at or before Photokina, September 18th in Germany). 43 Rumors has obtained some specs for the new camera, and it looks like it’s going to represent a great leap forward in Hybrid Imaging! Check out the specs below: [More]
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Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.
Looking to break into hybrid imaging with a focus (no pun intended ~_^) on video?  Panasonic mirrorless cameras have long been celebrated for their video capabilities, and by using one of their interchangeable lens options, you can achieve professional quality video AND great still images as well. So how does the new Panasonic Lumix G5 stack up against Panny’s 2 year old flagship model, the GH2?  Watch as individual questions are answered by Panasonic experts during a live talk with online users. At MirrorlessCentral, we believe that you can’t go wrong with either option, especially now that the GH2 price [More]
Questions about the soon-to-be-released Lumix GH3 are flooding in for our chief tech editor Will Crockett. We have not seen the GH3, and cannot speak for Panasonic, but we can share what we DO know about this highly anticipated hybrid imaing camera. In this special Crockettville Blog post, Will answers a few questions from the ShootSmarter.com and picturingHD.com viewers about what he expects from the GH3. >>CLICK HERE<< for incredible pricing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black)
With the imminent launch of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 on the horizon, great deals can now be had on it’s predecessor, the Panasonic GH2, a perennial favorite of indie and pro videographers alike. So we at MirrorlessCentral decided to revisit this great camera with this video comparison of a standard GH2 and a Canon 60D DSLR. >>CLICK HERE<< for incredible pricing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black)