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Panasonic GH3 Notes

New in GH3

  • New image sensor; ISO 125 & 25600 for imaging and up to ISO 6400 for video
  • MOV (H.264) 50 Mbps (IPB) & 72 Mbps (ALL-I); linear-PCM Audio
  • +/-5EV control of exposure compensation
  • Image profile settings (contrast, saturation, sharpness and noise reduction) on a scale of -5 to +5 (against of -2 to +2 on the GH2)
  • support for Files Exceeding 4Gb
  • Variable Movie Mode (40%-300%)
  • Time Code, Time Lapse (start time, interval, #pictures)
  • Uncompressed data stream to an external recorder via HDMI
  • φ3.5 mm MIC & Headphones
  • WiFi connectivity via Lumix Link
  • Support UHS-I memory cards
  • New battery (7.2V, 1860mAh) with CIPA Life-time of about 450 shots + support for external battery-grip

Current GH3 topic on forum:

Panasonic pages about GH3:

Direct manuals links

Firmware Updates:

GH3 Tips&Tricks

Random Notes

  • The Electronic (rolling) shutter is limited to maximum ISO1600 and the maximum 1 second shutter speed.
  • Quick Menu can be customized separately for each mode. C1 to C5 can have individual settings for either still-imaging or video recording.
  • How to adjust the build-in flash output relative to the metered amount. If you have “Auto Exposure Comp” set to ON in the flash menu, when you have the flash open and are in “A”,”S” or “P” mode (does not work in “M” mode), press the exposure compensation ”+-”-button on top and use the top (index finger) scroll wheel to adjust the power of the flash from -3 to +3 in 1/3 steps. In manual mode, however, the top scroll wheel doesn't change the flash output in any way, and you really do have to delve into a sub-sub-menu.
  • AFS is single auto focus. Therefore, it does not have to refocus between each burst picture. The burst speed will be fastest in AFS and Manual focus modes. AFF is continuous auto focus but it does not predict motion. AFC is also continuous auto focus but it predicts the motion. Therefore, AFC could be slightly slower than AFF for burst shooting. However, AFC is the better choice for fast motion in a continuous line(i.e: Sports, etc).
gh3-notes/gh3-notes.1362646347.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/03/07 08:52 by igorek7