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
– 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
Here’s the cheesy press-release from 4/3 rumors:
Here’s Phillip Blooms launch film for the camera: