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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black) DMC-GH3KBODY


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"Product Highlights
-16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
-4-CPU Venus Engine
-Micro Four Thirds System
-3.0"" 614k-Dot Free-Angle OLED Monitor
-1744k-Dot OLED Live View Finder
-Full HD 1080p Video at 60 fps
-20 fps Continuous Shooting
-Built-In Wi-Fi to Link to Smart Devices
-Full-Area Auto Focus System, Pinpoint AF
-Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black) features a 17.02MP (16.05 effective megapixels) Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, which enable the GH3 to capture high resolution JPEG and RAW stills as well as intricately detailed HD video. The GH3 has been totally redesigned with an array of professional level features including a sealed magnesium alloy body, a contrast auto focus system, Full-Area Focusing and OLED displays for both the rear monitor and the electronic viewfinder.

Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for vibration-free operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes with no pixel shifting. When it comes to still photographs, the GH3's imaging capabilities are further enhanced by an automatic high dynamic range feature, a newly designed low-pass filter and compatibility with a growing family of Lumix G lenses.

Considerable advances have been made in video performance as well. In addition to supporting a wide range of recording formats, the DMC-GH3 features a special heat-dispersing design, for prolonged continuous use. Its specifications match those of many professional video cameras, ensuring that it meets the needs of demanding productions in the field.

17.02MP Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor

The DMC-GH3 features a 17.02MP (16.05 effective megapixels) Micro 4/3 Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces smooth gradation from shadows to highlights. High resolution and a wide dynamic range preserve an even greater level of detail. High-sensitivity ISO 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and noise reduction give you clean images even in dim lighting.

Micro 4/3 Sized Sensor and Lens Mount

The DMC-GH3's Micro 4/3 sized sensor is large enough for shallow depth of field and yet small enough to take advantage of lighter, more compact lenses than a larger format camera would require. The Micro 4/3 lens mount is compatible with a growing family of Lumix G lens, and its short focal flange distance makes it ideal for adapting professional cinema lenses.

Venus Engine Image Processor

The new Venus Engine has the ability to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity. 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocess Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance. Four CPUs process these signals instantly to render images with excellent definition and lifelike ambience.

1080/60p 50 Mbps IPB and 24p 72 Mbps ALL-I

The DMC-GH3 gives you 1920x1080 60p Full-HD video recording. Progressive scanning records every frame, so the amount of data contained is twice that of interlace scanning. The GH3 handles a wide variety of recording formats, frame rates, and bit rates that are used by broadcasting stations and production studios, including AVCHD at 17-28 Mbps and H.264 at 4-72 Mbps. It uses the NTSC video system/standard. All-Intra and IPB formats generate cleaner images with fewer compression artifacts than traditional codecs.

Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body

The DMC-GH3 is the first in the LUMIX G series to use a magnesium alloy frame. A splash and dustproof design is achieved by tightly sealing the joints and control components, to meet the needs of active outdoor photographers and videographers.

OLED Monitor and Live View Finder

High-speed, organic LED displays are used for both the Live View Finder and the rear monitor. These displays feature 100% coverage with no perceptible time lag and ensure that subjects are shown with natural coloring. The Eye Sensor automatically switches between the Live View-Finder and the rear monitor, for easy shooting with both.

Contrast Auto Focus System

The DMC-GH3's image sensor doubles as the AF sensor to resist any mechanical margin of error. Compared with Phase Difference AF, the GH3's focusing is precise even at small F-numbers. A faster sensor and image processor achieve a higher focus detection speed.

Full-Area Focusing and Pinpoint AF

With Full-area Focusing, any place you touch on the rear monitor is a focus point. In addition, Pinpoint AF is handy when you want to set the focus point more precisely. Simply touch the rear monitor to expand the surrounding area. Then drag the screen to move the cross-shaped marker in the center to the exact place you want to focus. This allows detailed adjustment in a small focus area.

Built-in Wi-Fi for Smartphone or Tablet Linking

The Wi-Fi function lets you use a smartphone to make settings and release the shutter remotely, a short distance from the camera. The auto transfer function is handy for automatically backing up photos onto a tablet. This lets you monitor them on the tablet without having to upload them to a PC. You can also start timer interval video recordings from your smartphone, which also allows you to put GPS data into your image files.

Auto HDR for Still Photographs

To cope with the extreme bright and dark contrast in situations with harsh backlighting for example consecutive photos are taken with different exposure levels and overlapped. Blown highlights and blocked shadows are then deleted and a single, well exposed photo is composed. All processing is done in the background, so you can take your next shot without having to wait.

Electronic Front & Rear Shutter

Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for vibration-free operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes with no pixel shifting.

Button Layout

Shooting with the viewfinder has been further enhanced in the DMC-GH3. Exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and white balance controls are positioned around the shutter button to make operation fast and easy while looking at the viewfinder.

MF Assist

When manually focusing, simply touch a part of the rear monitor to enlarge the image by 4, 5, or 10x, to aid in focusing. The 4x enlarged image is displayed in the framing screen, so you can focus while viewing the entire composition.

AF Functions for Video Shooting

Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking, which automatically tracks moving subjects, can be used for shooting videos just as they are for shooting still images.

Level Gauge

Acceleration sensors inside the camera detect the horizontal condition and display a level gauge indicating the two directions of horizontal lean and front/rear tilt. The camera's portrait/landscape orientation is also detected, and photos are automatically displayed in the correct orientation.

New, Tough Battery

The newly developed battery allows reliable, extended shooting of both photos and videos. You can shoot approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 (CIPA Standard).

Super Sonic Wave Filter

To eliminate dust and other foreign matter that might otherwise enter the camera when changing lenses, a SSWF (Super Sonic-Wave Filter) that vibrates approximately 80,000 times/second is mounted between the low-pass filter and the shutter. Each time the power is turned on, the filter oscillates the sensor surface to automatically remove dust and other particles.

SD Card with UHS-I Class Speed

The DMC-GH3 uses a variety of advanced recording media, including the SDXC, SDHC, and SD Memory Cards. The fastest of these cards is the UHS-I high-speed data transfer standard.

Exposure Modes

Select either of four manual video modes: Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Shutter-Priority / Manual Exposure.

40%, 48%, 80% Slow Motion Video

Quick-motion and slow-motion video let you apply a variety of effects to the video timeline. In addition to three types of quick-motion and 80% slow-motion video, the DMC-GH3 includes 48% and 40% slow-motion, all in Full-HD.


Timecode is essential for video editing, as it provides the information needed to specify scenes along the video timeline. The DMC-GH3 includes a count-up system with REC Run and Free Run codes and a recording system with Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame codes.

Audio Recording with an External Mic and Image Sync

The DMC-GH3 has a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose microphone jack. Simply plug in an external microphone to record high-quality sound synchronized to the image.

Headphone Jack

The DMC-GH3 also features a 3.5-mm-diameter headphone output terminal, for monitoring the sound through headphones while shooting.

HDMI Monitor-Through

The HDMI terminal on the DMC-GH3 connects easily to a large-screen monitor for real-time image checking. The HDMI output also enables external recording, with simultaneous recording to the SD card.

Seamless File Generation

When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD, the DMC-GH3 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.

Versatile Picture Profiles

The DMC-GH3 has a range of Photo Styles and Creative Control modes. Photo Styles for stills or video include Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom. Creative picture profiles for video include Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect and One Point Color. These picture profiles are also available for stills, with the addition of Soft Focus and Star Filter.

Language Support

English and Spanish.

Optional Accessories

An extended battery grip, a flash with LED light and an external stereo shotgun microphone (sold separately) are just some of the compatible accessories for the DMC-GH3.

Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 17.20 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 16.05 Megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD Ver2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC(H.264). (MOV, MP4)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3264x1840(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image (MOV*1 : NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [HD]1280x720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps(IPB))
Motion Image (MP4*2 : NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 60fps (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)*4 / [Full HD]1920×1080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps) / [HD]1280x720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive*2:NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCHD*2 : NTSC area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 240 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 220 min with H-VS014140
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 120 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 110 min with H-VS014140
Flicker reduction (Motion images) [1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF
Time Code (Motion images) (except MP4) ON/OFF, Count Up : Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode : Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable(NTSC only)
WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
Type OLED Live View Finder (1,744K dots)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent)
Eye point Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0~+4.0(dpt)
Auto eye sensor Yes
Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
AF assist lamp Yes (ON / OFF)
AF lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist, Shutter AF, / Half Press Release
Light metering system 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3, 1EV step) / (Extended ISO125-less under 200, ISO more over 12800-25600 Available) (Up to ISO3200 in Auto)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV Step ±5EV (±3EV for motion image)
AE lock AF/AE LOCK button
AE bracket 3,5,7 frame in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single/burst
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb (Approx. 60 minutes), Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
Self timer 10sec, 3 images after 10sec, 2sec
Remote control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Still image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Motion Picture Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Burst speed SH: 20 frames/sec, H: 6 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images 18 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Built in flash Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12 equivalent (ISO100 ・m)/GN17 equivalent (ISO200 ・m) Built-in Pop-up(Reference)
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3EV Step ±3EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation Yes (ON/OFF)
Flash sync socket Yes
Type OLED Monitor with static touch control
Monitor size Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels 614K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green(11 levels), Blue-Yellow(11 levels)
Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 2.4x, 3.6x, 4.8x (Magnification ratio depends on the recording quality and aspect ratio.)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram
Level Gauge Yes
Still image and Video Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Still image Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
Motion Picture Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color
Exposure Mode Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Slow and fast motion 40% / 48% / 80% (Records 0.4 times, 0.48 times, 0.8 times slower) / 160% / 200% / 300% (Records 1.6 times, 2.0 times, 3.0 times faster) / (1920x1080, 24p, 24Mbps in MOV, MP4, AVCHD)
Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max.16x), Slide Show (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), / Playback Mode (Normal Play / Picture Only / Video Play / 3D Play / Category Play / Favorite Play), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
Protection Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Direct Print PictBridge compatible
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p / Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Remote input φ2.5mm for Remote
External microphone input φ3.5mm for External microphone
Headphone output φ3.5mm for Headphone
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High / AUTO
Speaker Monaural
OSD language English, Spanish(English)
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh) (Included)
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 / Approx. 500 images with H-VS014140
Dimensions/ Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 550g/ 19.40 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 470g / 16.58 oz (Body only)
Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 80%
Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / LoiloScope (trial version)
Standard accessories Body, / Body Cap, / Battery Charger (AC Cable included), / Battery Pack, / USB Connection Cable, / Shoulder Strap, / CD-ROM
External Flash (optional) DMW-FL360L (optional), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
External Microphone (optional) DMW-MS2 (optional), Gun/Stereo selectable
Battery Grip (optional) DMW-BGGH3 (optional)
Further Specifications
NOTE *1 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" / *2 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher / *4 Firmware must be updated to the latest version 1.1.

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