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SLR 16.05MP Live MOS Black Dec 2014
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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K Review

Our Verdict:
A Highly Recommended 16.05 Megapixel Camera
, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K number 204 across all digital cameras.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 21 awards including a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digitallife.se, Akam.no and Hardwarezone.com.ph, an "Editor's Choice" award from websites CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Hardwarezone.com.sg, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com and a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se.

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

21 Industry Awards

Amongst new medium megapixel digital cameras, this medium megapixel camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digitallife.se, Akam.no and Hardwarezone.com.ph all of whom decided that this Panasonic camera was very good.

Websites CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Hardwarezone.com.sg, Tbreak.ae and Reviewed.com all said that this Panasonic camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at five other expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was very good. This Panasonic camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

The experts at review websites What Digital Camera and DP Review both concluded that this camera was brilliant and gave it their "Gold" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all decided that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this Panasonic camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 88% based on 43 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Ephotozine. If all the new medium megapixel digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 4%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, DMC-GH3EC-K owners rated this camera as fantastic. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this Panasonic camera is one of the better latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

Beautiful Images, Both Video and Still

Fifteen owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K reckoned that it was good looking. Videomaker.com mentioned “Beautiful images, both video and still” although they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “With weather sealing and an SLR like styling, Panasonic are keen to emphasis this is a new DSLM (Digital - Single - Lens - Mirrorless) Camera, rather than just” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has incredible styling and control.”.

Nine customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed. Pc Mag mentioned “Dustproof and splashproof design” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review. Expert website Pcmag.com rated the product 5 stars and said “It's a 16-megapixel design that is quite popular for videographers.”. Wild Bill wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I love the design of this camera” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 8 stars.

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Photog22 wrote three years ago “The ergonomics are superior and the camera just feels really comfortable in the hand”. Wild Bill mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It has an excellent intuitive feel & great ergonomics” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Seattle Shutterbug gave it a score of 8 stars and said “Ergonomics are perfect and not too small”.

Three customers thought it was smooth. Catcave mentioned four years ago “The build quality is fantastic as well and for IS and those smooth pans I have a Mangnus tripod” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Love Phtography gave the product a score of 7 stars and she mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It is smooth sailing!” in her Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review. Four years ago Jamesm1291 scored it 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Recording is smooth and effortless and the picture quality is excellent” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review.

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Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 9,717 expert and user reviews (including 1,178 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Digital Noise Handled Very Well

Six customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Five years ago Digital Versus said in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Digital noise handled very well”.

Moeman wrote in their review of this digital camera “3 system, still somewhat noisy”. Singlespeeder said “That is, noisy beyond 1600 ISO, acceptable up to 800” and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars.

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Excellent Connectivity

One customer considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “An articulating capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity and a fast autofocus system” in their review of this digital camera.

WiFi (connection to a Mobile Phone, Geotagging

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K concluded that it had good geotagging. Digital Versus mentioned “WiFi (connection to a mobile phone, geotagging”.

Extended Battery Life to 540 Shots

Twenty-four owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Big battery with the option of battery grip for long shoot” yet they only scored it 18.74 out of 100. Camera Labs wrote “Extended battery life to 540 shots” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Great Battery Life”.

Image Quality

Seventy-eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “The video quality is sensational” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Cnet.com.au mentioned four years ago “Excellent photo and video quality” but despite that they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Also four years ago Itproportal.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Image quality” however despite that they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100.

Useful Video Features

Thirty owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent video quality and features” . Four years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg said “Powerful video recording features” in their review of this digital camera. Tbreak.ae said in their review of this digital camera “Useful video features”.

Built-In Flash

Seven owners who bought it concluded that it had a good flash. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Wireless Flash” in their review of this digital camera however they rated it 1 stars. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The GH3 is Panasonic's flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, offering a DSLR-like form factor, built-in flash, large grip” in their review of this digital camera. Packman wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Haven't used the built-in flash.”.

Good Build

Thirty-six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Eleven years ago Dp Review mentioned “Solid, sealed metal construction without the camera becoming too heavy” but they rated it 1 stars. Five years ago What Digital Camera mentioned “Comprehensive set of video functions, solid and robust build quality” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review yet they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Videomaker.com mentioned four years ago “Good build”.

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “Offering a robust shooting design and features to suit indie film-makers” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K on Ephotozine five years ago “The Panasonic Lumix GH3 with a rugged weather sealed body”. Also five years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The rugged and splash-proof GH3 also throws in more video capture options than you can shake a stick at” and scored it 5 stars.

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it was sealed. Ed wrote in his Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Living here in the soggy Northwest, I especially like that the camera is weather sealed” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Et wrote “It is absolutely fantastic and a great weather -sealed workhorse”. Josh said in his review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “It's also fully weather sealed and you can feel it I have no problems with using this in the rain (as long as a weather sealed lens is also attached”.

Two people who purchased it wrote that it was reliable. Michael wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “Yet I'm also using it for various shorter length projects as well and have found it to be both an incredible value and a reliable camera for both stills”. Scotts said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “Reliable Nikon D70 and my Sony Z1U HDV camcorder with a "hybrid" DSLR for about a year now” and scored it 7 stars.

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Helpful Technical Guidance

Eight owners said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review four years ago “Buying Guide Best compact system camera Panasonic is clearly going for the serious filmmaker market with the Panasonic GH3” . Petertheartist gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Top Quality image, & build! Cheap Camera! Many more features to help make shooting easy for a professional cinematographer”. Packman mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “My Canon 580 EX works well on manual mode” in their review of this digital camera.

Useful Video Features

One hundred and twenty-seven customers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Digital Versus wrote in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review five years ago “Excellentquality video mode” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a score of 20 out of 100. Dp Review said on DP Review “Sensational video quality” in their review of this digital camera yet they gave it a rating of 18.74 out of 100. Camera Labs said “Wide range of movie formats with high bit rate encoding up to 72Mbps” .

Remote Control

Fourty-five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Lots of external control points”. Ephotozine said “Remote control” in their review of this digital camera. Trusted Reviews wrote “Classleading touchscreen control” but even so they scored it 18.8 out of 100.

Thirteen people who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Right-sized For Big Hands”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Easy To Hold Grip” in their review. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “With a larger handgrip, improved arrangement of buttons, bigger battery”.

Six people who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Comprehensive Wi-Fi settings and extensive control” but in spite of that they scored the product 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Well Thought Out Menu”. Paulh mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Feels good in the hand; solid build; clean menu system” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Two people agreed that this digital camera was easy to handle. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Userfriendly UI and handling” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 19.4 out of 100. Packman wrote in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “And careful handling of RAW files give beautiful still images” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Tangier wrote four years ago “Interface and recording times great”.

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Reasonably Priced

Thirty owners reckoned that it was good value for money. Patrickfaiola wrote in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Are too cheap to make an understandable instruction manuel”. Quadcams wrote “And now with the price drop, unbeatable value” in their review of this digital camera. Phil gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned “Great quality, easy to use and reasonably priced” in his review of this digital camera.

Six customers who bought it thought it was expensive. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “This is an expensive camera” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Itproportal.com mentioned “Compared to other mirrorless cameras it is quite breathtakingly expensive.” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Four years ago Massagran mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The Batteries are quite expensive though” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Can Be Used Silently

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. Five years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera “Can be used silently”. Dscott wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Size, weight, price and quiet shutter are appealing” in their review of this digital camera. Cinecameratv said on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The ability to set your shot in seconds because of its fast, quiet, precise auto-focus multiplies your productivity”.

Six customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Five years ago Digital Versus said in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Digital noise handled very well”. Moeman wrote in their review of this digital camera “3 system, still somewhat noisy”. Singlespeeder said “That is, noisy beyond 1600 ISO, acceptable up to 800” and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars.

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Premium Video Features and Quality in a Compact Body, Including a Range of Pr

Thirty people considered that the product was compact. Four years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Premium video features and quality in a compact body, including a range of pr” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Panasonic produce various examples of compact models in its Lumix lineup bu”. Whatdigitalcamera.com also mentioned “Say the words Compact System Camera and some of the first thoughts that pop into most people's minds are a camera that's smaller, lighter” in their review.

Eighteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Pcquest.com mentioned four years ago “HD video recording at 5072Mbps, weather shield body” however despite that they only gave the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K a score of 14 out of 100. In the same month Popphoto.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “If you're looking for the Micro Four Thirds body with the best possible video”. Tbreak.ae wrote five years ago “The Panasonic Lumix GH3 has a large body.”.

Eleven people who purchased it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Smh.com.au gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “It is large and heavy for the format, giving up one of the a” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Otherwise a bit bulky and certainly pricey” . Rom said “I definitely recommend this camera to anyone seriously thinking about switching from the old heavy/clunky and soon-to-be obsolete DSLR cameras to the M43 system”.

Three people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good structurally. Camera Labs said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “Weatherproof construction and great controls”. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Great Construction” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review. Four years ago Antonio said “The different file formats, higher bit rates and strong construction were some of the very welcome new features that made me decide for it” in his Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review and rated the product 7 stars.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Kinoeye13 wrote on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “Very lightweight” in their review of this digital camera. Jessie Ray Hester mentioned in his review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K on Bhphotovideo.com “It's also unbelievably lightweight and portable” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

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The LCD Display is One of the Most Responsive We've Used

Nineteen people who purchased the product considered that it had a good screen. What Digital Camera wrote “The LCD display is one of the most responsive we've used”. Miguel_13 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “A much more useful swing-out LCD screen, excellent built-in time lapse capability” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review. The Eye said on Bhphotovideo.com “Swivel articulating touch screen is a must have for me” in their review of this digital camera.

Sixteen owners concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Digital Versus mentioned five years ago “Precise EVF” . Good Gear Guide.com.au said four years ago “Builtin EVF and flash”. Camera Labs wrote in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review “Big, bright, stable 16 9 1 744k dot OLED EVF”.

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Nm mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The only problem I have is the view finder” and rated it 5 stars. Tnburbank mentioned in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review on Bhphotovideo.com “The viewfinder has been improved to be brighter, sharper”. Four years ago Richio rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The viewfinder is plenty clear enough, in fact I use that most of the time, instead of the back LCD”.

Four customers who purchased it considered that it was mirrorless. Expert website Reviewed.com said five years ago “Our time with the Panasonic GH3 convinced us that it's the best mirrorless system camera to date”. Victor wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The Panasonic DMC-GH3 is the best mirrorless DSLR-like camera on the market in video performance” in his Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review and gave it a score of 9 stars. Jessie Ray Hester wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The GH3 is a mirror-less hybrid DSLR, that will do everything you want it to do. So far it has never let me down” in his review of this digital camera.

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Image Quality

Ninety owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Dpexpert.com.au said four years ago “Still images are good, particularly when saved RAW” but they only rated it 1 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “If you use them correctly, you'll end up with images that are clean, highly detailed” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Expert review site Videomaker.com said “The GH3 produces exceptional images, both still” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Seventeen owners considered that it had a good picture resolution. What Digital Camera wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K five years ago “Highspeed 6fps continuous shooting”. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “6.2fps continuous shooting” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Camera Labs mentioned “Interval shooting and HDR modes”.

Fourteen owners concluded that it was good in low light. Preston Davis mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “With the right glass it is excellent in low light”. Psb mentioned “Great low light performance” in their Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K review. Nm mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It excels with it's dynamic range, low light performance, image "flatness", ease of use” and scored the product 6 stars.

Twelve people who purchased the product wrote that it had a good ISO range. Ephotozine said “Very low imagenoise until ISO 800” . Ephotozine also mentioned “Excellent retention of details even at high ISO” in their review. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Have posted sample photos from our studio showing the full ISO range and different white balance settings” and rated it 5 stars.

Nine owners agreed that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent EVF with EyeStart sensor” although they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Ryan gave it a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Sure the sensor is a little smaller.”. Kastel07 wrote four years ago “The GH2 also has a bigger sensor than the GH3 (similar to the GH1) resulting in a wider picture than the GH3 with the same lens” .

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Snappy Autofocus

Twenty-eight customers who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Pocket Lint wrote “Video capture is as good as it gets, feature-packed, fast single autofocus, pinpoint autofocus mode, best continuous autofocus of any CSC we've yet seen, wireless” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “Snappy autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Focus assist and histogram” .

Eighteen people who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good lens. Expert website Tbreak.ae said “The simple fact that it’s Micro Four Thirds also means that not only are the compact lens selection great.” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. In April last year Prhaskell gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K “Also, like grabbing one with the right lens for photography.) Very versatile camera that shoots sharp images.”. Moeman wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “I suggest using as quick a lens as possible to compensate for it”.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Itwire.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The best Compact System Zoom lens” and scored it 4 stars. Miguel Angel Cotto Morales said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “If you can afford an extra lenses get a good zoom for far away shots!The best part is that when the GH4 comes out all the accessories” and rated it 8 stars.

Two customers concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K. Jamesm1291 gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote “I am less happy about image stabilization”.

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Features

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports video recording, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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3D

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 3D, as are most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in flash, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 160x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Dustproof

The DMC-GH3EC-K is dustproof, as are most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports dioptic correction. Most of the other latest comparable spec cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a wrist strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a wrist strap.

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Features Album Organization

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features album organization. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also feature album organization.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The DMC-GH3EC-K does not have a video out, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a video out.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Direct Printing

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Microphone in

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an anti-dust function. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-GH3EC-K features calendar. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an external flash connector, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features multi-shot function. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports live view. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DMC-GH3EC-K features brightness adjustment. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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540 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DMC-GH3EC-K is a digital camera that takes 540 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other latest similar spec cameras take between 110 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608x3456|3264x2448|2336x1752|1824x1368|1744 x 1744|1920 x 1080|2336 x 1560|2336 x 1752|2448 x 2448|3264 x 1840|3264 x 2176|3264 x 2448|3456 x 3456|4608 x 2592|4608 x 3072|4608 x 3456, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-GH3EC-K features histogram. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Has an HDMI

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Quite Big Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 15mm to 21mm, and the average eye relief is 18mm. The DMC-GH3EC-K has a quite big eye relief (21 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has an AC adapter included. Most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a battery charger included. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Features Voice Recording

The DMC-GH3EC-K features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Heavy

The weights of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 59g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 280g. The DMC-GH3EC-K is fairly heavy (470 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is a four aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Only Supports 25, 125 and 14 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DMC-GH3EC-K is more than most new comparable spec cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 125, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera range from 2.7 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (8) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Latest digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 36mm. At 28 millimeters, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other recently released digital cameras that we have checked, the DMC-GH3EC-K's minimum aperture number of 4 is one of the largest. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.063m.

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16.05 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.05 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-GH3EC-K in December 2014.


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Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


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Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Weight

heavy


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

540 battery life (CIPA standard)


Anti-Dust Function

has an anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)


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Weight

heavy


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

540 battery life (CIPA standard)


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Vari-Angle LCD Display

has a vari-angle LCD display


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Face Detection

face detection


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Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

only supports 25, 125 and 14 more ISO sensitivities


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

540 battery life (CIPA standard)


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgh3kbody, panasonic dmcg5kbody, panasonic dmwlrc1gu, panasonic dmcgf5xr, panasonic dmcgf2cs, panasonic dmcgf2kk, panasonic dmcg3kr, panasonic dmcgh2h, panasonic dmcg5kk, dmcgh3eck
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00616932797132, 00885170103887, 04984824964693, 05025232701513, 05025232701537, 05025232701568, 05025232701575, 05025232701612, 05025232701629

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