Late last week, Panasonic released a commercial in which it exposed the impending arrival of a certain camera called Lumix DMC-GH3 Micro Four Thirds. This product has now been unleashed.
Based on a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, the camera is larger and plain better than the Lumix DMC-GH2 it replaces, and which was launched in 2010.
Featuring a good autofocus (AF) system and a light sensitivity of up to 25,600 ISO, it can shoot photos in burst mode at 20 frames per second, assuming the resolution isn't maxed out (4 megapixels tops).
Meanwhile, the display is not a liquid crystal panel, but an OLED (614,000-dot resolution), the same technology used to make the viewfinder which, coincidentally, has 100 percent field of view and a resolution of 1,744,000 dots.
Other features include Wi-Fi support, video recording in Full HD 1080p (30 or 24 fps), support for multiple sound modes, slow-motion and fast-motion recording, a magnesium chassis and headphone jacks.
Lumix DMC-GH3D will ship around the holidays, for $2,000 / 1525-2,000 Euro, and that's without the new 35-100mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens (it will accompany the existing 12-35mm f/2.8 Power OIS lens).