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#21 Larry

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:21

Initial impressions of the GH3 in this video review:



The GH3 is looking good!

#22 Larry

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:56

A video on using WiFi to control a GH3 from a phone ... cool!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:05

Larry, I hope all is well with you after the terryble cyclone that devastated your country!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:09

Response sent by private message. Thank you for the message of concern Olivier.

Edited by Larry, 13 December 2012 - 17:03 .


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:34

This video makes a good case on why the GH3 is much sought after by videographers:



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:42

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#27 Larry

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 19:39

Simplified version ... the GH3 is better than the already excellent GH2 as a video camera. :D

#28 Larry

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 21:13

Link to another review of the GH3 from someone who used to own a D600 and still a D800E owner:

http://soundimageplu...User Experience

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 15:22

This article explains when the GH3 electronic shutter is available and used to best effects ... as well as the limitations and disadvantages of using electronic shutter under certain conditions.

http://m43photo.blog...ic-shutter.html

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:57

The electronic shutter is also handy when you do extreme closeups, macros and use sperteles when you want to avoid the vibration created by the camera itself. Nikon 1 cameras shine in this area of photography, when combined with the ML-L3 wireless remote control. Or you can use self-timer if the capturing the moment is not the main purpose.

Strangely Panasonic has offered only cable remot control, so there has been possible vibration caused by the cable attached to the camera. Now that GH3 can be controled by smart phones or tablets via Wifi, the absolute vibration-free operation is possible.

One thing I noticed when I operated GH3 at a camera shop is that the hinge of the articulatin LCD feels more flimsy than that of the previous G/GH models. , which somewhat ditracts the otherwise solid and sturdy feel of the camera.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:13

Thanks for the feedback on the GH3 LCD hinge Akira. This could be a concern if it is less sturdy than the GH2.

I am waiting for a packaged GH3 with 35-100mm before squeezing the trigger on the GH3.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:14

Larry, sorry that the news is surely not very nice to hear, but that really was a little bit of surprise for me.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:07

Not at all Akira. In fact you have helped me in this.

I believe in knowing the strong points and weak points of any product I plan to acquire. I am particularly looking to understand the weak points so as not to be caught unaware or unprepared and your post helps me with that. In the end, I need to ensure that the value proposition of a new acquisition will make sense. For now, I am unwilling to pay full price for the GH3 and will simply wait till the price lowers. In the meantime, the GH2 body only at $500 is such a bargain that I have decided to get a 3rd unit for video while I await the GH3.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 19:04

A Nikon shooter reviews the GH3 for Safari use:

http://www.naturalex...camera-the-gh3/

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 18:19

DxOMark just released the results of its measurement of the GH3 sensor. Here is a link to DxOMark's review of the GH3

http://www.dxomark.c...c-Lumix-DMC-GH3

Not surprisingly, it pretty much matches the performance of the excellent Olympus E-M5 once the real ISO measurement is used as both are using the same Sony sensor. The sensor in the Nikon D7000 is still better than both m4/3 bodies but it is not the solid 1-stop better that one would normally from the APS-C sensor expect given the difference in sensor size.

More info here:

http://www.dxomark.c.../(brand3)/Nikon

This made me speculate that if Sony introduces the improvements it made in the m4/3 sensor in its new upcoming new APS-C sensor, an improvement of 1/3 to 2/3 stop over the current D7000 sensor may be possible.

Edited by Larry, 14 February 2013 - 19:01 .


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:58

Larry, have you checked out the sensor performance of D5200? You will be pleasantly surprised. ;)
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:08

I did that and indeed it is very good. eoshd also reports that the D5200 is very good for video. Here is the link to that report:

http://www.eoshd.com...and-good-detail

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:58

Thanks for the link. The Toshiba sensor in D5200 seems to be ahead of the others by a whole generation.

Edited by Akira, 15 February 2013 - 04:59 .

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