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]
Photographyblog has posted another series of videos taken with the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 using different camera settings. Aside from the video above (which is an MP4, 1920×1080, 25fps), the others are of the same dancing girls from our previous post, but these videos are hosted on Vimeo instead of YouTube, so the quality is a bit better. Photographyblog writes: Here are seven Full 1080 HD movies taken with the new Panasonic GH3 compact system camera using the MOV, AVCHD and MP4 formats, including 72Mbps in ALL-I. They’ve all been uploaded onto Photography Blog’s Vimeo HD channel where you can [More]
The New Panasonic Lumix GH3 is getting into the hands of some select bloggers for photo and video reviews, and here’s one of the first from ePhotozine (Check out photos, video and discussion). The video above was recorded at 50p using the 12-35mm f/2.8 Panasonic lens. Not surprisingly, the 16.05 Live MOS sensor delivers and video looks great (YouTube compression aside), and although we’re not 100% sure, it sounds like the audio was captured by the GH3’s onboard stereo mic, and it too, sounds great. Check out the GH3 and the 12-35mm f 2.8 lens below:
Looks like there are more and more hints about a possible release for the new Panasonic GX2, as early as this November (2012). 43Rumors.com lists this as an “FT4”, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is going to happen. Here’s what they have to say: Months ago I already published rumors about a possible GX1 successor coming after Photokina. Now rumors are getting stronger. According to multiple anonymous sources a Panasonic announcement is scheduled for the first half of November. One of the sources said that the GX2 has some “major differences” from the current GX1 and has [More]
David Thorpe takes a look at the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 Zoom Lens. This looks like an intriguing lens, and one that we’ll definitely want to test ourselves. Stay Tuned! In the meantime, check out the Lumix 12-35mm Lens below, along with a couple of our favorite Panny Cameras, the New G5 and Gh3, and of course, the GH2 – which you can now get for a steal since the release of the GH3:
Panasonic recently launched the LUMIX GH3 (at Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany), and we can’t wait to get our hands on this beast! The GH3 is Panasonic’s most powerful and versatile Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) interchangeable lens camera yet, featuring incredible video and picture quality in a ruggedly elegant and compact design. Make no mistake about it, this is a PRO STYLE CAMERA aimed directly at the big boy DSLRs, and why not… This sucker is pretty Bad @$$ itself! Offering expert control for videographers and photographers alike, the state-of-the-art LUMIX GH3 delivers crisp images and videos with a [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 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]
MirrorlessReviews compares the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 on Olympus OM-D EM-5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As we’ve said before, one of the greatest things about Micro 43 cameras is that there is a TON of available lenses for you to use, and a lot of them are really HIGH QUALITY GLASS! The equivalent lenses on full size DSLR can cost a LOT more, and the M43 lenses are just as good, if not better in many cases. Olympus and Panasonic are the main players in the Micro 43 arena, but third party manufacturers are catching on [More]
DigitalCameraWorld reviews Photokina 2012 and talks about the top cameras they found at the event, many of which are mirrorless – from entry level to high end offerings. DCW writes: With a mass of new cameras released this year, Ali Jennings takes a look at ten camera highlights from Photokina 2012. These include the Sony RX1, Fuji X-E1, Canon EOS 6D, Panasonic GH3, Pentax K-5 IIs, Olympus E-PL5, Nikon D600, Leica M, Samsung Galaxy and the Hasselblad Lunar. Here are some of the latest mirrorless cameras that were on display at Photokina 2012:
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
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young goes to Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany looking for clean HDMI output DSLRs (and DSLMs!) that are compatible with the new Ninja-2 Hard Disc Video Recorder. Although most of the cameras he demos are DSLRs, we noticed that the Panasonic Lumix GH3 makes the cut. Another indication that Panasonic’s new Photo and Video Beast is ready for Prime Time!
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews tests the all new Panasonic Lumix GH3 at various ISO settings to see how it’s IQ (Image Quality) stands up to that of “Full Frame” DSLR. We think you’ll find that the technology built in to the smaller sensors of many mirrorless and micro 43 cameras has come a LOOOONG way in recent years, and we are very impressed with the IQ that we’ve seen from a lot of these cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix GX1 and G5, The SONY NEX 5N, NEX 7 (and now the NEX 5R and NEX 6), the Fuji X-Pro1 and [More]
Daniel Berehulak from Getty Images discusses his experiences while testing the new Panasonic Lumix GH3. Order the Panasonic Lumix GH3 Now:
The “First Looks” and “Hands On Previews” are coming in fast and furious now for all the cameras that were unveiled at Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany. Here’s the latest on the Panasonic Lumix GH3 from PhotoNewsReviews: The Lumix GH3 includes AF, handling, white balance, touch screen and high ISO. This is an impressive camera! The Panasonic GH3’s sensor is coupled with a new Venus Engine processor, (Venus Engine FHD) which is said to enable better noise performance at high sensitivity values, especially in the shadows, thanks to its multi stage noise reduction system. This should make the new camera [More]
From Digital Camera Word **NOTE: When referring to the touch screen in the video, the reviewer erroneously states that the GH3 has a resistive touch screen and not a capacitive touch screen. She actually got that backwards. The GH3’s touch screen is capacitive, like that of an iPhone. The Panasonic GH3 arrives as the direct replacement for the popular but aged GH2. The new cameras sees the 16.1 million pixel sensor coupled with a new Venus Engine processor, (Venus Engine FHD) which Panasonic have said will enable better noise performance at high sensitivity values, especially in the shadows, thanks to [More]
With all the attention paid to Canon and Nikon DSLRs that shoot video, the average consumer tends to forget that Panasonic has its own line of Micro Four Thirds cameras with strong video credentials. And that’s exactly where the new Lumix GH3 comes into play. The GH3 is the successor to the Lumix GH2, which—thanks to its solid video controls and smooth continual autofocus—was (and still is) a favorite camera among videophiles. With the GH3, however, Panasonic went ahead and crammed in even more video functions to entice budding filmmakers, and these new functions come in the form of bar-setting [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com hosts an interactive conversation between experts from Panasonic, Manfrotto Lighting and fellow Photogs Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com and Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com as they discuss a new frontier in Photography that we may be currently witnessing… the birth of “Hybrid Imaging.” With the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, we are seeing the advent of a new breed of powerful, mirrorless cameras that are giving large full frame DSLRs a run for their money with superb image quality in still photos, while offering superior quality HD Video with a range of new capabilities. The panel [More]
Another “First Look” at the new Panasonic Lumix GH3, this time from MW Technology. The GH3 is a highly anticipated micro 43 camera that is being described by many as an incredibly powerful “Hybrid Imaging Machine”… That’s to say that takes both great still photos as well as top quality HD Video at up to 1080p 60fps. Check out the features on this impressive new addition to the Lumix G lineup!
Katie Waller from Which? takes a look at the all new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, the successor to the highly successful, but aging GH2. Katie got her hands on it at Photokina 2012 to have a look at its new features. Oh, by the way… Price in US Dollars is $1,299 (Body Only – See Below)…
Here’s the full press conference from earlier today at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, where Panasonic introduced the all new and highly anticipated Lumix GH3 as well as some new lenses for their micro 43 lineup. The GH3 promises to be one of the breakout cameras launched at Photokina this year. Stay tuned for news, reviews and updates right here on MirrorlessCentral.com! Get the GH3 Now!
Zacuto Product Designers, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn recently got their hands on a prototype of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, and it looks like the boys were mightily impressed with the newest addition to Panasonic’s GH series of Micro 43 cameras. Watch as they take you through some of the cameras specifications and rigs and accessories. For more information and to check out some of the cool gear displayed in the video, visit: zacuto.com/panasonic-gh3 To watch the movie by Philip Bloom and Bruce Logan that was shot with the GH3 >>CLICK HERE
David Pierce checks out the Panasonic GH3 at Photokina 2012. Although David says that it will cost $2,000 USD, the camera has already been listed for about $1,300 USD (body only). Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 key specifications: New 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor Improved Venus Image processor Wi-Fi Weather-proof (dust- and splash-proof) Built-in 1,744k-dot, OLED electronic viewfinder 614k-dot, 3-inch fully articulating LCD display ISO 200 to 12,800 (Expandable to 25,600) 6fps in burst-mode shooting 1080p full-HD video recording RAW image capture The Lumix DMC-GH3 will be available in two kits–bundled with either the 40-140mm or 12-35mm F2.8 zoom lenses. Pricing and availability [More]