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Panasonic GH3 review

Better image quality, handling and video features

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic GH3, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 125 the Panasonic GH3 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Panasonic GH3 review

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 125, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 25600, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 125, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GH3 review

ISO 25600, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom2.9x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Time Lapse Function, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, MOV, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)470 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution17.2 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I)
Height93.5 mm
Width132.8 mm
Depth82 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length12 mm to 35 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GH3
Product NameDMC-GH3 Compact System Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCGH3AEBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

LUMIX G Compact System Camera GH3 - The All New Highly Evolved Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with Breathtaking Quality in Photo & Video

The DMC-GH3 features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with wide dynamic range that produces flowing gradation from shadows to highlights.The Venus Engine has an unprecedented ability to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity. The 3DNR and MNR work together to attain superb noise-reducing. High-sensitivity ISO 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and extensive noise reduction give you remarkable images even in dim lighting. The newly designed low-pass filter suppresses moire while maintining high resolution.

The DMC-GH3 handles the wide range of recording formats, frame rates, and high bit rates (72 Mbps/50Mbps) that are used by broadcasting stations and production studios. It is capable of recording Full HD videos in AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive and MOV with seamless file generation, or MP4. Time Code function that includes Rec. Run / Free Run and Drop Frame / Non Drop Frame codes are also provided. The heat-dispersing design enhances video shooting and enables extended recording time.

Battery Life540 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-GH3 Compact System Camera
  • H-HS12035E Interchangeable Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Body Cap
  • Battery Charger (AC Cable Included)
  • Battery Pack
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker