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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (DMCGH3) mirrorless 16MP digital camera with 50p HD recording (body only)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
One of the main features of the LUMIX GH3 is a tough body that is rugged enough to stand up to even professional use. It features a magnesium alloy full die-cast body and advanced splash/dust-proof design that was achieved by tightly sealing every section of the camera body to enable shooting under extreme conditions. Although the camera is slightly larger than other G Series models, it is still compact when compared with an SLR camera featuring equivalent performance and functions. The bigger body has enabled a new control layout with two dials on the front and back as well as single-function buttons. The camera allows users to capture images in extreme environments and provides superb mobility. It also records still images consecutively at a rate of about 6 fps. The new Live MOS Sensor achieves high-resolution images with minimum noise. And the new Venus Engine attains high-speed, high-quality signal processing. These features combine to maximise shooting fun and operating ease. The camera is proud to assume the role of Panasonic's flagship digital single lens mirrorless camera.
The camera uses an organic EL displays both in its viewfinder and in the rear free-angle monitor. Its Full-HD video recording function, which is highly acclaimed in the GH2, has a variety of video recording options, from a 1080/60p (NTSC)/50p (PAL) recording capability to a high bit rate recording mode to meet wide-ranging needs. The video recording function of the LUMIX GH3 is packed with advanced technologies developed by Panasonic for its professional broadcasting equipment.
For this flagship model, Panasonic has also developed a detachable battery grip with integrated controls for vertical viewing angle and a wireless flash. They both represent a first of their kind for Panasonic cameras.
Panasonic also offers a full lineup of lenses, the heart of a system camera, that reinforce the LUMIX GH3. The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) is already on the market. In addition to this, Panasonic is releasing a high-speed LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS35100) to introduce with the LUMIX GH3. These two lenses achieve high resistance performance against splash and dust when combined with the camera.
The LUMIX G lens lineup includes a variety of models with superb image rendering, such as Leica lenses and silent, accurate power zoom lenses suitable for video recording. This is the largest lineup of system lenses for a digital single lens mirrorless camera. And Panasonic will continue to develop and introduce new lenses with distinctive features.
The camera is not just a compact, lightweight camera. It is an attractive, top-of-the-line mirrorless single lens system camera that is tough enough to withstand the extreme conditions of professional use. In Europe and the United States, digital SLR cameras are called DSLR and mirrorless cameras are referred to as CSC (Compact System Cameras). Panasonic uses the term DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras to refer to its mirrorless models, and continues to develop attractive camera systems with interchangeable lenses. With the introduction of the high-end camaera, Panasonic will be able to provide more people with the experience of exploring the remarkable potential of the digital single lens mirrorless camera
(Note: Lens in image not included)
- Built-in Wi-Fi module for wireless connectivity.
- Various Creative Options for Photo and Video.
- Full Expandability for Professional Level Flexibility.
- The Light Speed AF and the Advanced Focusing System.
- Intuitive Design and the Rugged Body Featuring Double OLED display.
- Superb Image Quality with Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine.
- High Quality Full HD Video Recording Featuring Versatile Recording Format.
|Lens Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)|
|Image Sensor Size||17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Image Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Total Pixels||17.20 Megapixels|
|Camera Effective Pixels||16.05 Megapixels|
|Colour Filter||Primary colour filter|
|Dust Reduction System||Supersonic wave filter|
|Recording File Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD Ver2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC (H.264). (MOV, MP4)|
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Image Quality||RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)|
|Colour Space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|File Size (Pixels)||Still Image: [4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3264x1840(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)|
|Motion Image (MOV: NTSC): [Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [HD]1280x720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 72Mbps(ALL- Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps(IPB))|
|Motion Image (MOV: PAL): [Full HD]1920×1080, 25p (sensor output is 25p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [HD]1280x720, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 72Mbps(ALL- Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 25p (sensor output is 25p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps(IPB))|
|Motion Image (MP4: NTSC): [Full HD]1920×1080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps) / [HD]1280x720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)|
|Motion Image (MP4: PAL): [Full HD]1920×1080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 20Mbps) / [HD]1280x720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 4Mbps)|
|Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive: NTSC): [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)|
|Motion Image (AVCHD: NTSC): [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p （sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps） / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)|
|Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive: PAL): [Full HD]1920×1080, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 28Mbps)|
|Motion Image (AVCND: PAL): [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p （sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps） / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)|
|Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Images)||AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 240 min with H- HS12035 / Approx. 220 min with H-VS014140|
|Actual Recordable Time (Motion Images)||AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 120 min with H- HS12035 / Approx. 110 min with H-VS014140|
|Flicker Reduction (Motion Images)||[1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF|
|Time Code (Motion Images) (Except MP4)||ON/OFF, Count Up : Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode : Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (NTSC only)|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode|
|Viewfinder Type||OLED Live View Finder (1,744K dots equivalent)|
|Field of View||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent)|
|Eye Point||Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens|
|Auto Eye Sensor||Yes|
|Focus Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus Mode||AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes (ON / OFF)|
|AF Lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|Others||Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist, Shutter AF, / Half Press Release|
|AF Mode||Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area- focusing / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)|
|Light Metering System||144-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Light Metering Mode||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Metering Range||EV0-18 （F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent）|
|Exposure Mode||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)||Auto / Intelligent ISO / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3, 1EV step) / (Extended ISO125-less under 200, ISO more over 12800-25600 Available) (Up to ISO3200 in Auto)|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 Step ±5EV (±3EV for motion image)|
|AE Lock||AF/AE LOCK button|
|AE Bracket||3,5,7 frame in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single/burst|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Colour temperature setting|
|White Balance Adjustment||Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias|
|Colour Temperature Setting||2500-10000K in 100K|
|White Balance Bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis|
|Shutter Remote Control||Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)|
|Shutter Speed||Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb, Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16,000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)|
|Self Timer||10sec, 3 images after 10sec, 2sec|
|Flash Mode||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction|
|Synchronization Speed||Less than 1/160 second|
|Flash Synchronisation||1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.|
|Flash Output Adjustment||1/3EV Step ±3EV|
|Flash Sync Socket||Yes|
|Monitor Type||OLED Monitor with static touch control|
|Monitor Size||Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle|
|Field of View||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor Adjustment||Brightness (7 levels), Colour (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)|
|Digital Zoom||2x, 4x|
|Extra Tele Conversion||Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 2.4x, 3.6x, 4.8x (Magnification ratio depends on the recording quality and aspect ratio.)|
|Other Functions||Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram|
|Playback Mode||Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max.16x), Slide Show (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), / Playback Mode (Normal Play / Picture Only / Video Play / 3D Play / Category Play / Favorite Play), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit|
|USB||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|HDMI||mini HDMI Type C / Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Dolby Digital|
|Audio Video Output||Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High / AUTO|
|Remote Input||φ2.5mm for Remote|
|External Microphone Input||φ3.5mm for External microphone|
|Headphone Output||φ3.5mm for Headphone|
|Language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish (English)|
|Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh) (Included)|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||Approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 / Approx. 500 images with H-VS014140|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 80％|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||13.2 cm x 8.2 cm x 9.3 cm|
|Weight (Body Only)||0.47 kg|
16.05 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
The 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor boasts wide dynamic range and high sensitivity image recording. Panasonic focused on the following three areas: (1) minimizing noise in the sensor, (2) preventing sensor noise from entering the output signal, and (3) preventing noise from entering the signal processing circuit, power supply line and grounding line.
ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600
Standard sensitivity is from ISO200 to ISO12800, but you can set sensitivity to ISO125 or ISO25600 by using an extension function.
The Venus Engine is refined to achieve superior noise reduction. With a combination of 3DNR and MNR, both bright area and dark area are faithfully reproduced with minimum noise across the entire focusing range in high sensitivity image recording.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
To cope with the extreme bright and dark contrast that you get, for example, with backlighting, consecutive photos are taken with different exposure levels and overlapped. Blown highlights and blocked shadows are then deleted and a single photo is composed. All processing is done in the background, so you can take your next shot without having to wait, ensuring that you don't miss a photo opportunity.
The DMC-GH3 integrates a built-in Wi-Fi module for wireless connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to expand shooting possibility. A smartphone or a tablet can be used as a remote controller and a remote monitor. What the camera is seeing is displayed live smoothly on the smartphone / tablet and it is possible to set various controls including focus setting, exposure compensation, ISO, WB and Photo Style in addition to shutter release via live view using Wi-Fi.
Electronic Shutter Function
Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for vibration-free operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes with no pixel shifting.
Excellent HD Video Quality
The video recording capability comes with more variety of options in its format and bitrate to meet wide-ranging needs. It is packed with advanced technologies developed by Panasonic for its professional broadcasting equipment.
Full HD Progressive
The DMC-GH3 gives you 1920 x 1080 60p [NTSC] / 50p [PAL] full HD recording. Progressive scanning records every frame, so the amount of data contained is twice that of interlace scanning, and the images have extremely high definition.
Seamless File Generation
When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD, the DMC-GH3 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the AVCHD Progressive / AVCHD files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.
Original Heat-Dispensing Design
Right from the design stage, the DMC-GH3 pursued a hybrid structure for still and video images. A heat-dispersing design was used to enhance video shooting and enable extended recording of high-quality images.
- 1 x Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Camera Body.
- 1 x Body Cap.
- 1 x Lens Cap.
- 1 x Lens Hood.
- 1 x Lens Rear Cap.
- 1 x Battery Charger (AC Cable Included).
- 1 x Battery Pack.
- 1 x USB Connection Cable.
- 1 x Shoulder Strap.
- 1 x CD-ROM.
DocumentationG-Series System Chart (0.23 MB)
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