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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3AEB-K Compact System Camera with 12-35mm Lens - Black (17.2 MP)

by Panasonic
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  • Superb Image Quality with Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine
  • High Quality Full HD Video Recording Featuring Versatile Recording Format
  • Intuitive Design and the Rugged Body Featuring Double OLED display

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  • Item Weight: 472 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
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  • Item model number: DMC-GH3AEB-K
  • ASIN: B00AZG0LU8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,421 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description

The GH3 is the "strongest mirrorless interchangeable lens" flagship model, featuring mobility, ruggedness and expandability. An amazingly competent stills camera with our most advanced video features to date and bundled with our award winning 12-35mm, F2.4 X lens.

Lumix G Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System

Developed in 2008, Micro Four Thirds revolutionised the photographic market. The MFT system removed the reflex mirror and replaced it with a high quality electronic viewfinder that reads the image coming through the lens as it is focussed directly on the image sensor. The mirror-less system allows the sensor to be mounted much closer to the back of the lens, which in turn allows both the camera body and lenses to be smaller and lighter without compromising the image quality.

Large LIVE MOS Image Sensor

The size and type of sensor was a critical part in the development of Lumix G. 8x larger than the sensor used in a typical compact camera, and large enough to capture all the light coming through the lens without bending or distortion. The Micro Four Thirds sensor is almost as large as a Digital SLR APS-C sized sensor, but is designed to match the lens mount aperture perfectly, allowing the light to enter the camera in a straight line.

A Growing Range Of Compatible Interchangeable Lenses

Whatever photo opportunity arises, the growing number of creative lenses available for the Micro Four Thirds System ensures that you won't miss out. Over 30 models from manufacturers such as Olympus, Sigma, Leica and, of course, Panasonic are already available with more being added regularly.

Photo Quality

New 16.05 Effective Megapixels Resolution Digital Live MOS Sensor

Panasonic's latest generation of Live MOS sensor is newly developed for the GH3 and incorporates a built-in Analogue to Digital convertor which eliminates signal noise in the output stage. The advantage of this is exceptionally clean images are generated even at ISO sensitivity settings as high as 12800. Wide dynamic range and a low-pass filter also contribute to outstanding image quality.

Ultra High Speed 0.09 sec Auto-focus Capability

Our fastest ever auto-focus speed can be obtained when combining this camera with our latest double-speed AF control lenses. The combination of this lightning fast sensor and lens control means you get the action in focus more of the time.

50P FULL HD Video Mode with Broadcast Quality Ultra High Bit Rate & Time-code in New MOV Format

As the GH3 will appeal not least for its top end video recording abilities, Panasonic have incorporated true broadcast quality codecs and recording options. Bit rates up to 72Mbps are available in All-Intra 50P mode, while Interframe IPB recording is offered at 50Mbps in MOV (H.264) format. Less space hungry file formats are of course available for the more occasional video user including AVCHD and MP4.

Full-time Auto Focus Available during Video Recording

Due to the mirror-less design and Contrast Auto Focus system, auto focussing is continuously available during video recording.

Networking

Built-in Wi-Fi for Enhanced Network Functions
Send pictures over Wi-Fi to upload, save or print
Send pictures over Wi-Fi to upload, save or print

The inclusion of Wi-Fi functionality adds a whole new level of control and convenience. This new functionality includes: Remote control by smart phone or tablet device. Automatic back-up of photos to a Wi-Fi enabled tablet. Playback, Print or Transfer your pictures to other networked devices in your home. You can even add the location to your pictures using the GPS function of your tablet of phone that the camera is linked with.

Functionality & Ease of Use

High-speed OLED displays are used for the EVF and the  Free-angle touch screen
High-speed OLED displays are used for the EVF and the Free-angle touch screen
Double OLED Display - EVF and 3.0 Inch, Free Angle Touch Screen

Not only equipped with an incredibly clear 1.74M dots OLED Electronic Live View Finder with eye sensor, but also includes a high resolution 3.0 Inch, static touch, free-angle OLED display which gives you great control over composition however you prefer to hold your camera.

6fps High Speed Burst Shooting with Full Resolution
Using the electronic shutter completely eliminates AF and shutter noise
Using the electronic shutter completely eliminates AF and shutter noise

Two high-speed burst modes are offered. At full resolution it is possible to capture an incredible 6 frames per second. When the action is mega fast, there is the option of super high speed which shoots 20 fps at a resolution of 4 Megapixels.

Electronic (Silent Shutter) Mode

Although the camera shutter noise can be reassuring, to let you know that the shot has taken, sometimes it's better to have no noise at all. In some shooting situations a noise may frighten or upset your subject. The Electronic shutter mode allows silent operation of the camera.

Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera
Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera
Enhanced Shooting Assist Function - Level Gauge

A handy Level Gauge is provided on the display that helps you to correctly align the camera. Whether shooting in a landscape or portrait orientation, the camera's internal gyro sensor always knows the angle of the camera and displays guide lines on screen to help you hold the camera level.

Stereo Sound Recording

A built-in stereo microphone means high quality Dolby encoded stereo sound can be recorded when using video mode. Microphone level control is also available as is a wind cut filter to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors.

3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Socket
The optional battery grip extends photo shooting time to over 1000 shots
The optional battery grip extends photo shooting time to over 1000 shots

Now with the mini jack (3.5mm) microphone and headphone sockets, you can record and monitor video sound like the pro's.

Optional Battery Grip

The optional large battery grip (DMW-BGGH3E) supports an additional high capacity battery and offers an even more secure grip of the camera during shooting.

Lightweight, strong and sealed against dust or splashing
Lightweight, strong and sealed against dust or splashing
Magnesium Alloy Chassis with Splash/Dust-proof Design

Built for mobility, the magnesium alloy chassis is both light and strong. While the rubber-ring seals protect the camera from ingress of dust or water through splashing.

Built-in Pop-up Flash (GN12) with Wide Illumination Angle and Flash Sync Control

The GH3 offers our most powerful pop-up flash with not only a guide number 12 range, but also a wider angle of throw. Also included on the camera is a flash syncro socket so that external flashes can also be fired.

Recording Mode HDMI Monitor Output

Use the mini HDMI output for monitoring the video signal during recording, to another HDMI device such as a large screen TV or record the signal off-board to an external recorder.

Creative Shooting Controls

14 Creative Effect Filters
Up to 14 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot
Up to 14 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot

Up to 14 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot. These six standard effects: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic and Miniature have now been added to with the inclusion of Toy Effect, Low Key, Star Filter, One Point Colour, Dynamic Monochrome, Soft Filter, Impressive Art and Cross Process offering you a wider choice of creative style.

The best parts of three photos are combined to produce a photo with natural brightness and detail
The best parts of three photos are combined to produce a photo with natural brightness and detail
HDR Shooting Mode

HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode allows for natural looking photos to be created from difficult shooting scenes where background lighting is too strong for subjects in the foreground. Three photos with different exposures are consecutively shot with one shutter release. The best parts of three photos are combined to produce a photo with excellent gradation and minimal shadow blocking/blown highlights.

Time-lapse Shooting Mode

Time lapse recording enables the user to capture an event spaced over a long period of time, in a video sequence that you only want to last a few seconds, such as the opening of a flower or the setting of the sun. Shooting intervals between 1 sec and 99 mins and 59 seconds can be selected.

Multiple Exposure Function

Between 2 and 4 images can be synthesised together to a create a multiple exposure picture. Let your creativity flow and see what amazing imagery you can come up with.

24P Playback Full HD Resolution Fast or Slo Motion Recording

By shooting at a faster than normal or slower than normal speed, very effective slo-motion or high-speed sequences can be enjoyed without compromising the full HD resolution. Three high speeds are available - 1.6x, 2x and 3x playback. Three slo-motion speeds are available - 0.8x, 0.48x and 0.4x playback.

The award winning H-HS12035E high performance X lens
The award winning H-HS12035E high performance X lens

High Quality Kit Lens Option

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S.

This kit lens option includes the award winning H-HS12035E compact, high performance X lens. The large F2.4 aperture is offered throughout the 12-35mm (24-70mm equiv.) range, making this a versatile and creative lens able to shoot at higher shutter speeds when light levels are not ideal. The high quality metal construction and dust/splash proof design make this a great everyday lens that you will want to take with you everywhere.

Box Contains

Body Cap
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm
F2.8 ASPH.
POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035)
Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Lens Rear Cap
Battery Charger (AC Cable included)
Battery Pack
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
CD-ROM


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best camera I've ever used! 25 Aug 2013
Style Name:12-35mm Lens|Verified Purchase
I hardly ever write reviews but had to take a little moment to express how delighted I am with this camera. I had looked at so many other cameras including the Canon 5D mk iiii and so glad I went with the panasonic GH3 with 12-35mm kit lens..... Sorry 5D mk iii users!!

So why did I purchase this camera over the 5D mk iii I am sure you're asking? Well it had to come down to a few factors. Firstly I am a full-time videographer and so I knew that both the GH3 and Canon had superior video capabilities but everyone has told me that the 5D mk iii wins hands down when it comes to photography. My answer - this is true in a serious professional photography setting. As you noticed, yes I am a pro videographer rather than photographer but therefore I still understand composition, "quality", SDOF, focal rang, exposure etc. and I am blown away by the results of a quick photo shoot with my wife yesterday. We only went for a short walk and I have to say that if I had bought the 5D mkiii instead I would have left it at home - yes seriously! I used to own a Nikon D90, and after the excitement of having a new camera had worn off it stayed in its bag due to its size and mainly weight of the lenses, it was just so cumbersome to carry around to places to take photos. I tried a friend's 5D mkiii and its even heavier and bulkier than my old D90 and the benefit of the micro 4/3 design is that it is smaller and much lighter than the 5D mk iii.

The one benefit (for me) that the 5D mkiii has over the GH3 is its low light capabilities. I mean, it is simply stunning and I very nearly bought the camera just based on this factor alone. However when I decided to do my own user comparison chart before I splashed the cash, the GH3 came out on top. Why?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Style Name:14-140mm Lens|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The GH3 is the updated version of the extremely popular GH2 from Panasonic's much lauded Lumix range. The GH2 was well received although it did find more preference from the videographers than the photographers, who seem to be purists that if it's not Canon or Nikon they don't want to know. However, the GH3 has really come on leaps and bounds and their four-thirds sensor system is really coming into it's own to the point it can start to take on true DSLRS. Firstly, some technical details:

16MP Live MOS sensor with three-core Venus 7 FHD engine
Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing (dust and splash proof)
ISO 200-12800 (extended range of ISO 125-25600)
6 frames per second continuous-shooting
Auto Focus speed of 0.07 seconds - this is very quick and I have never had to wait for it to focus.
1.7 million dot equiv. 16:9 ratio OLED viewfinder (873 x 500 pixels)
614k dot 3" OLED rear screen (640 x 480 pixels)- hinged on the side and can be rotated.
Full HD 60p/50p video with 30p/25p option
MOV (h.264), MP4 and AVCHD formats
Video bit rates of 50Mbps in IPB and 72Mbps in All-I compression modes
Timecode support in MOV(H.264) and AVCHD formats
3.5mm mic socket and headphone socket
Four channel wireless control for the optional DMW-FL360L external flash
iOS and Android app control via Wi-Fi - You can set this up and control it remotely, seeing what the camera sees.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very nice smaller alternative to DSLR 9 Oct 2013
Style Name:Body Only
I have had this camera for a little while and it produces fantastic results. It has a very good intelligent auto mode and other PASM modes as well as shooting extremely good video. The images are generally very sharp and although the high ISO has slightly more noise than a comparably priced DSLR - in real terms it is barely noticeable unless you regularly produce very large prints. For a lot of people it won't be an issue at all and the video quality alone warrants the price as its probably better quality than just about any sub-£1,000 video camera. The big bonus for me is that unlike Canon or Nikon DSLR cameras that tend to only be able to shoot a single 'take' of around 10-12 mins this camera can shoot a single file that is 29min59sec. and is only limited to that by silly uk tax laws regarding video cameras.
The other big advantage is that it really is almost as good as my Canon 7D but a LOT lighter - especially in a camera bag with a couple of lenses and other odds and ends. This camera is very definately capable of fully professional results.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By S. Horrigan TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Style Name:14-140mm Lens|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
First a little about my camera history. Many years ago I had a really nice manual 35mm SLR and a nice collection of lenses - not really expensive stuff, but still pretty good. I really enjoyed the creative side of photography.

Then.. I was seduced by the dark side and I became an early adopter of digital cameras - and hence I have several years worth of rather terrible low resolution photos. As digital cameras got better though, I bought progressively better models until a couple of years ago I bought myself a Canon EOS 600D, a selection of lenses and was pretty much back to where I was twenty odd years ago.

On to this camera:

The first thing you notice about this camera is that for a MFT camera it is quite large. In fact it is pretty much identical in size to my EOS 600D and with a similar lens fitted it actually weighs more than the 600D. This is not all a bad thing though as I think the GH3 feels better and more substantial in the hand.

Build quality seems terrific - it really does feel solid and well made with every control having a nice positive action. Even the mount for the tilt/turn/swivel rear screen feels solid and secure.

Speaking of the rear screen - this is gorgeous when compared to my 600D. It is brighter, more saturated, easier to see outdoors and of course it is fully touch enabled. This really does make such a difference when navigating through menus. And of course it is foldable and tiltable etc. and can be reversed to close it securely for transport.

Next - the viewfinder. Some reviews I have read have criticised the EVF on this camera as being out of focus or blurry. I did not find this at all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite bad in low light. Did not meet my high expectations.
I was expecting so much more in this camera. It struggles in low light at high ISO and I only bought it because I heard good reviews but I learned after buying that the high... Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars Shooting Formats
I have been using the GH series for some years. This piece (GH 3) is just awesome. Below is why i rate it as 5 star:

a) It has a standard port for audio jack. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Conrad Mochu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great camera, but not 5 star.
This is a fantastic camera for video and photo as well, but have a couple of issues. First of all this size of the camera just perfect, especially with the battery grip. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert Balaicz
5.0 out of 5 stars ... curve but so far it looks to be a fine camera and looks if it has...
a steep learning curve but so far it looks to be a fine camera and looks if it has surpassed the canons in video
Published 7 months ago by John Lawson.
2.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic, what did you do to the viewfinder?!!
I find myself in a strange position here because according to most reviews this is pretty much *the* top m4/3 camera. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Stupid Gamma Shift Bug!
This camera has a very annoying bug where you will set your settings to ones that look good, but as soon as you start recording, the image will change completely, making your... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Alec Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Little monster!
Fantastic camera. Arrived in super fast time. Kit lens is also great. Loving it so far and have been very impressed by its features including 50p.
Published 12 months ago by Mr M Bignell
3.0 out of 5 stars Videographers Only Need Apply, Photographers Look Elsewhere.
I borrowed this camera to use, recently, at a wedding shoot. I was pleased with the results I achieved, overall image quality more or less on a par with image quality from a... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Pro recordist
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