Photokina 2012

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03.Prelude - Panasonic launches GH3


Panasonic has launched the GH3 micro four thirds camera, aimed at the high-end user, today at photokina in Cologne. 

Panasonic admits this is going to become a crowded section of the market and that its competition is only going to get stronger. 

The Panasonic GH3 is impressive on paper with a 16mp sensor, lots of movie options, OLED touch screen and viewfinder, built-in WiFi, a solid metal body with some water and dust protection along with physical controls that make DSLRs that much easier to use than bridge or compact cameras. 

Some of the images and movies taken by professional photographers using pre-production models suggest it will probably live up to many of the claims, but we’ll have to wait until it has been put through its paces in our lab to be sure. 

This model is definitely one to watch if you’re in the market for a new high-end camera.


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