Lumix GH3 lives up to its reputation
Upgraded my camera equipment a few months ago after much soul-searching. I had Panasonic and Olympus 4/3 camera and lenses. Both companies stopped producing cameras and lenses for this format some years ago and my equipment was becoming dated quickly. I really didn't want to get rid of my high quality lenses (if I even could for a good price) so that left me with micro 4/3 cameras that could be adapted to my old lenses. Again more soul searching for a camera and I settled on the GH3 as I felt the Olympus OM D was too small and fiddly for my hands. Reading all the other reviews of the GH3 I decided on this model and have been totally happy with it. I feel that there is almost nothing I can't take a good photo of. Despite the small sensor I am perfectly happy with my results. As I say to my friends with their full-frame Nikons - the proof of the pudding is in the eating so if you are happy with the results that's all that matters- and I couldn't afford the Nikon pudding! I also bought the 12-35mm and 35-100mm lenses which perfectly compliment the camera. The panasonic 4/3 to micro 4/3 adaptor works (almost) fawlessly with all my Olympus lenses - some brief searching to lock on to focus and occassionaly a bad contact so I remove and replace and then all OK. I was a bit dissappointed it didn't have a panoramic mode like many other CSC cameras have but it overcompensates by having a lot of other useful features - HDR works better than photoshop can manage; I like the multiple exposure and built in intervalometer and levels. Not so sure about the electronic viewfinder. It's great in low ligh but in every other situation I would prefer an optical one. You need to check this out before you buy.
weight, size, technology built in, results
no panoramic mode, electronic viewfinder is an acquired taste
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