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LUMIX® GH3 Body Only, 16 Megapixel Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera (No Lens)

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DMC-GH3KBODY
Features
  • Professional HD Video up to 1080/60p in H.264 format
  • Sealed magnesium-alloy body helps the camera withstand the rigors of professional use.
  • Full Area High-Speed AF System for fast shooting and focus in both still and video modes
  • Dual-OLED Displays are used for both the Live View Finder and the rear monitor and feature 100% coverage, exhibits virtually no perceptible lag time and ensures the subject is shown with natural coloring.

SpecificationsExpand All

  • TYPE
    • Type
    • Recording media
    • Image sensor size
    • Lens Mount
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Type
    • Total pixels
    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust reduction system
  • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • Recording file format
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Color Space
    • File size(Pixels)
    • Still Image
    • Motion Image (MOV*1 : NTSC area)
    • Motion Image (MP4*2 : NTSC area)
    • Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion Image (AVCHD*2 : NTSC area)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
    • Flicker reduction (Motion images)
    • Time Code (Motion images) (except MP4)
    • WiFi
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Auto eye sensor
  • FOCUS
    • Type
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • AF assist lamp
    • AF lock
    • Others
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light metering system
    • Light metering mode
    • Metering range
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
    • AE bracket
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
    • White balance bracket
  • SHUTTER
    • Type
    • Shutter speed
    • Self timer
    • Remote control
  • SCENE GUIDE
    • Still image
    • Motion Picture
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst speed
    • Number of recordable images
  • FLASH
    • Built in flash Type
    • Flash Mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash output adjustment
    • Flash synchronization
    • Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
    • Flash sync socket
  • MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Filed of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • LIVE VIEW
    • Digital zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Other functions
  • LEVEL GAUGE
    • Level Gauge
  • PHOTO STYLE
    • Still image and Video
  • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • Still image
    • Motion Picture
  • CREATIVE VIDEO MODE
    • Exposure Mode
    • Slow and fast motion
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback mode
  • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
  • PRINT
    • Direct Print
  • INTERFACE
    • USB
    • HDMI
    • Audio video output
    • Remote input
    • External microphone input
    • Headphone output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD language
  • GENERAL
    • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions/ Weight
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating temperature
    • Operating humidity
  • STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    • Software
    • Standard accessories
  • OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    • External Flash (optional)
    • External Microphone (optional)
    • Battery Grip (optional)
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-GH3KBODY is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile camera Nice to have a through-the-lens viewfinder rather than just an LCD screen. A bit overwhelmed with all the features but quickly learning how flexible this camera is. Also nice to be able to use my existing four thirds lens.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome top level camera This camera has some heft to it, and when I received it I found that it was larger than I expected. (Now there is a page called camerasizes which would have helped.) All the knobs and buttons have a solid feel to them. I was able to take great photos at a Florida nature preserve with the Panasonic 100-300mm zoom lens. I have no complaints, although I wish some of the lenses weren't so expensive.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 months with the camera I've actually just got a second GH3 to act as a B cam. Brilliant camera for hybrid shooting which is becoming essential these days. Great stills from RAW and I set video on 24p A1 intra/vivid allowing for desaturation when needed. The frame rate options are great since I work work with helicopters and slowing the framerate down allows stabilised shots. Quite frankly I've never had issues with rolling shutter or moire, you just have to be careful when panning, but then I never do fast pans anyway. Fast lenses are the key and theres a very good range of fast primes now available. I can hand hold this camera in 50/60 knots of wind with a Panny 35-100 zoom and get shots using the 100-300 that would be impossible with a DSLR. I often shoot all day on this in difficult conditions and its never failed, shut down or misbehaved. Its on the expensive side but its a pro camera and does a pro job so cheap.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best option for stills and video! Grew tired of lugging a heavey Canon camera, lenses, and camcorder when traveling with the kids. Wanted a single system that would shoot stills and video. Coupled with a 12-35mm and 35-100mm lenses, the GH3 is a dream come true for me.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No remote?! Panasonic, Why is there no regular remote available for this amazing camera?! Yes, you can use your smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi, but the last time I checked, there isn't Wi-Fi in the wilderness! Boone
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camcorder, Needs Android Improvement I'd like to echo all of the great reviews of this camera. However, I'm writing this view in hopes Panasonic will see it and release a firmware update for their "Lumix Link" app. They say you can live monitor via wi-fi which is true however, you cannot live monitor while recording. You also cannot stop recording via your app. It makes the entire thing redundant. They need to be able to add the ability to live-view while recording, control zoom and record. Otherwise, the feature is nearly useless to most people.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge upgrade Much needed improvement to stills, and excellent video. With good glass on it, the GH3 will give any DSLR a run for its money. It's no longer a compact, so portability is no longer a good argument for the GH3. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. The extra weight is worth it. More expensive, but still less less than its DSLR rivals. Monitoring for video needs some tweaking, but firmware can tackle that. Biggest drawback? Finding one. They're almost impossible to locate for purchase in the United States right now (Jan 2013).
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-12-28
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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can I use the touch shutter function while recording video?
    No, photos cannot be shot while recording video.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • Will the camera stop continuous recording video using the SDHC or SDXC when it reaches 4GB ?
    In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. In MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.

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