The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is the company’s latest flagship digital single-lens mirrorless camera which takes on a compact and lightweight form factor for photographers constantly on the move. To top it off, the snapper is designed to withstand harsh conditions whilst maintaining the ability to deliver high-resolution images.
Employed within this device is a new Live MOS sensor which is capable of capturing stills at reduced noise levels, and the Venus engine for quick signal processing. The former takes on 16.05 effective megapixels and it can snap up pictures from ISO 200 to ISO 12,800 and even ISO 25,600 when in extended mode. Users will have 14 filters for customizing images through the new GUI. Lenses compatible with the snapper include the H-HS12035 Lumix GX Vario 12-35mm and the H-HS35100 Lumix GX Vario 35-100mm.
For added flexibility in capturing pictures and videos, the device is Wi-Fi enabled. Through this, users can remotely operate the Panasonic Lumix GH3 from their smartphones and tablets. They can also share content with others through Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter and YouTube as well as over DLNA. Coming to video recording, users will be able to choose between different formats such as AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive, MP4 and MOV, based on their preference.
Where the design matters, the company has crafted the camera from magnesium alloy for a rugged exterior along with splash- and dust-proof features for use in adverse conditions. Visuals are catered to by dual OLED displays for the live viewfinder and a 3-inch OLED rear monitor which can be rotated up to 180 degrees to the side or 270 degrees up and down. The latter also incorporates static touch control for enhanced input.
The Panasonic Lumix GH3 price tag reads as $1,299.99. The camera is up for pre-order in the US through the company’s online store. Release date details are yet to receive an official mentioned.