Another new camera: The Panasonic GH3 – uncompressed hdmi

September 18th, 2012 icon / message-square

Well, what can I say, it’s getting ridiculous with all the new cameras, it really is. My advice: Don’t buy a camera, there’ll be a new one tomorrow. Rent it, it’s cheaper!

The Panasonic GH2 and its hacked version has been extremely popular among indie filmmakers. Now let’s see if the GH3 is a worthy successor.

The first thing that stands out is the uncompressed hdmi out signal, which means you’ll be able to record the feed externally in better quality via a disk recorder like the Atomos’.

Also noteworthy the camera can simultaneously hdmi out while it records to its internal SD card. Nice!

nofilmschool posted this spec list:
– 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
– Total Sensor area: 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
– Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body
– 1080/60p/50p – 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I
– MP4, MOV and AVCHD Record Formats (Up to 230 Minutes Clip-Length)
– 610k OLED Monitor and 1740k OLED Live View Finder
– ISO 200-12800 (Extended Mode: 125-25600)
– Uncompressed HDMI
– Tele Conversion Mode – Video: 2.4x, 3.6x, 4.8x
– Time Code Support — Free Run, REC Run, Drop and ND
– Slow Movie extension (40%, 50%, 80%) Fast 160/ 200 / 300%
– Electronic Front Rear Shutter, 6 fps max
– 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
– Auto HDR for Still Photographs
– Full application remote control through iOS and Android applications
– SD/SDHC/SDXC
– New external vertical battery grip and Shotgun Microphone Attachment
– Availability: November/December
– Price: $1,300 Body Only

That’s an interesting specs list, 60p at 1080 and a 72Mbps All-I codec. Seems like someone is actually listening to their customers.
With all the cameras coming out lately this one actually looks very cool and I guess I’m not the only one looking forward to more reviews on this baby.

Panasonic also announced a new 35-100mm lens alongside the camera: LINK

You can soon pre-order the camera for $1300 here:

Here’s the cheesy press-release from 4/3 rumors:

Here’s Phillip Blooms launch film for the camera:

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via nofilmschool

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