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16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Crops below show the performance of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 next to the Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus OM-D E-M5
, the one other weather-sealed Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless camera. Both these models use a 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor, covering at least ISO sensitivities from 200 to 25600. The GH3 adds an expanded Low ISO of 125.

All images below are 100% crops from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality JPEG setting available. ISO, aperture and white-balance were set on camera. As usual, cameras were calibrated to produce the best results they care capable of. These crops help determine which ISO settings are acceptable on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness and the point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 125 Crop
ISO 125
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 12800 Crop
ISO 12800
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 12800 Crop
ISO 12800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 - ISO 25600 Crop
ISO 25600
Olympus PEN E-PL5 - ISO 25600 Crop
ISO 25600

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 does very well in this series of indoor shots but its smaller sensor gives in to the top APS-C sensor. The sensor output, even with noise-reduction at its minimal setting produces soft output compared the the K-5. Still, the GH3 keeps noise well under control until ISO 800 which it appears with minimal damage. ISO 1600 is still relatively good but a yellow color-shift starts appearing. By then we notice the K-5 taking a 2-stop lead in terms of details and at least one in terms of image noise. This being two 16 megapixels camera, these differences will not be visible except on moderately large prints.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
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By Neocamera on 2013-05-06

Panasonic DMC-GH3 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 125-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
0.50" Built-in EVF 1.7 Megapixels (0.67X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
WeatherproofHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
6 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 610K Pixels
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