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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K Digital Camera

SLR 16.05MP Live MOS 4x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this Panasonic digital camera is brilliant based on 18 user reviews.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Panasonic SLR digital cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the best brands.

Good Video Capture

Two Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Luminous-Landscape.com mentioned in their Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm review “Instant video recording start and stop”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people reckoned that the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm was good quality. Luminous-Landscape.com said five years ago “Sensational video quality” in their review of this digital camera. Luminous-Landscape.com also wrote “Good stills image quality”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Luminous-Landscape.com mentioned in their Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm review “Very fast autofocus” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Good Quality Pictures

Two Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com mentioned “That camera went on to become a favourite among both still photographers and videographers” in their review.

One Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm reviewer reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Luminous-Landscape.com wrote “Excellent EVF with EyeStart sensor”.

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Good Size

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Five years ago Luminous-Landscape.com mentioned “Solid, sealed metal construction without the camera becoming too heavy”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Luminous-Landscape.com wrote five years ago “Comprehensive Wi-Fi settings and extensive control” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm owner who bought it thought it was wifi compatible.

Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-GH3EC-K which do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the DSC-QX30, or the Alpha A77 ($899.99) both from Sony which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Sony ILCE-7 ($1,099.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-GH3EC-K, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99) is also worth considering.

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Supports Four Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "EXIF", "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-GH3EC-K. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 4s, the longest is 130s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 34s.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,860 milliampere * hour, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-GH3EC-K. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-GH3EC-K have battery capacities of between 720mAh and 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,300mAh.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is more than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Art, Black&White, Sepia and Vivid are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608x3456, 3264x2448 and 2336x1752 and 1824x1368. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The worst light exposure correction of all digital cameras of this age and type is ± 2EV (1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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OLED Display

This camera has an OLED display, which is the most commonly found display on cameras that are a comparable age to it. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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Four Aspheric Elements

The DMC-GH3EC-K is a four aspheric element camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-GH3EC-K the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 75mm to 590mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 130mm. The DMC-GH3EC-K has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (280 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file system "RAW" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-GH3EC-K does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-GH3EC-K also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Samsung NX100 ($345.00).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the Nikon D7100 ($574.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have an image stabilizer. The DMC-GH3EC-K is no exception to this as it also does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

The DMC-GH3EC-K is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Two Diaphragm Blades

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is a two diaphragm blade digital camera.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-GH3EC-K. The flash modes "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Three Camera Playbacks

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most commonly found camera playback found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-GH3EC-K. The camera playbacks "Movie" and "Slide show" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras of this age and spec range from 0.01m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.31m. The DMC-GH3EC-K has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.5 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 110, and the ISO sensitivities (min) range from 50 to 200. At 200, the DMC-GH3EC-K has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-GH3EC-K.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour
Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blade
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot Function
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Colour Temperature
Viewing Angle
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

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