A short video impression from a Panasonic DMC-GH3 pre-production model. I have no experience with earlier Panasonic GH camera's so don't expect any in depth shots and knowledge of the camera from me ;)
Disclamer: Footage is from pre-production model with firmware 0.5. Camera was NOT final at the time of use!
I had the change to try the Panasonic DMC-GH3 in a testpanel from Focus and Panasonic Netherlands to try this upcoming camera. We had three hours time to shoot some footage (photo and video) and giving some feedback about the camera.
It was my first contact with a Panasonic camera and it was a good one. The camera is nicely balanced in my hand, it has a splash and dustproof body (we used it outside while it was a bit rainy) OLED touchscreen on the back was bright (it was cloudy so I don't know how it will hold in the sun?)
Nice extra feature is the onboard Wifi, you can control the camera from your smartphone (with an iOS or Android app) without having a Wifi access point.
The use of creative filters on your video is a nice feature but when once you set it on, you don't get a extra clean version of your shot.
Because the time was limited to try all things I can't give a honest verdict, what disappoint me during the preview where the anti aliasing and the rolling shutter but for the rest I think this is a potential (video) camera.
You can download the mp4 file.
For all that didn't saw this vimeo.com/52019304 video this one is much better then mine and shot on the same day. It's clear that my camera wasn't set up properly