Panasonic Lumix GH3 Digital Camera Review$1,299.00
The Panasonic GH3 is the biggest, most ambitious Micro Four Thirds camera yet
The GH3 is Panasonic's flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, offering a DSLR-like form factor, built-in flash, large grip, and articulating LCD. The GH3 is the follow-up to the popular GH2, with improved video quality and options doubling down on what made the GH2 so successful. The GH3's collection of customizable buttons, in-depth manual controls, weather-sealing, and high-quality video features should appeal to both enthusiast photographers and videographers alike.
The Panasonic GH3's pricing is not yet finalized but it's expected to be available this December. Pre-orders have already begun on some sites, with the GH3 body going for around $1300. It will also be available in kit form with either Panasonic's high-end 12-35mm f/2.8 lens or their 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 superzoom. Prices for these kits have not yet been announced.
Editor's Note: This review was conducted with a pre-production model of the GH3 featuring firmware 0.5, with finalized image quality and external design. Panasonic's only caveats with this model were that the weather seals were not production-level and that there are some minor bugs in the firmware that may cause the camera to lock up in playback.