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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K

$872.99
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A multi award winning and fully featured 16.05 megapixel digital camera
SLR 16.05MP Live MOS Black Dec 2014
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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K number 96 across all digital cameras.
100
216 Reviews + 21 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and video capture.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
Does not have a video out

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K?

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 132.9mm wide and 93.4mm tall. It is 82mm deep and weighs 470g.

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K size in context

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

21 Industry Awards

This Panasonic camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the cameras.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Akam.no, Trusted Reviews, Digitallife.se and Techradar all of whom decided that this digital camera was very good.

The authors at websites Hardwarezone.com.sg, Tbreak.ae, Reviewed.com, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all concluded that this digital camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this Panasonic digital camera was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera and DP Review both gave this digital camera a "Gold" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. This Panasonic camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100 based on 43 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews. The expert review sites think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

This camera has an excellent average user rating based on 173 user reviews. 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. Most DMC-GH3EC-K owners think it is one of the better digital cameras.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

23 people said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

29 owners reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images, seven owners agreed that it was good in low light and four people said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

36 people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

18 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K was easy to use, five customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold and two customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

Panasonic Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 11,202 user and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Six owners considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Robust

14 owners who bought it concluded that it was well made and five owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K was strong and durable.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen and two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was quiet.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking, three owners considered that it was ergonomic and two customers who bought it agreed that it was smooth.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five people who reviewed it said that it was compact and three people who bought it concluded that it was a good body shape.

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  • The simple fact that it’s Micro Four Thirds also means that not only are the compact lens selection great.
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  • The best Compact System Zoom lens…
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  • The compact system camera doesn't have a few key features, such as zebras to highlight over-…
  • Rugged body…
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  • The product engineers behind the company's latest compact system camera…
  • The camera body, as powerful as it is, is limited to the lens you mount on it…
  • The control dial on the back is partially buried on the right side by the camera body, making it difficult to turn the dial when holding the camera…
  • Consequently the lenses are lighter and more compact…
  • It is not a small and light camera (my lens is heavy though…

Users Report Superior Technical Features

10 people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K considered that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six people thought the product had a good autofocus and five people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.05 megapixels, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

The DMC-GH3EC-K is quite heavy (470 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a wrist strap. Most of the other digital cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras also support direct printing.

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Has a Microphone in

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K does not have a video out, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a video out.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DMC-GH3EC-K features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2448 x 2448 and 1824 x 1368 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

Cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. With an eye relief of 21 millimeters, the DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the bigger eye reliefs amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

The DMC-GH3EC-K is a four aspherical lens camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Features Album Organization

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

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22. With a minimum aperture number of 4, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Dustproof

The DMC-GH3EC-K is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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540 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is a camera that takes 540 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. The DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.5 meters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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3D

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2014.


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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