Panasonic Lumix GH3 ILC System Camera (Body Only) (Black)


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Panasonic Lumix GH3 ILC System Camera (Body Only) (Black)


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  • 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor powered by Venus Image processing engine

  • Contrast detect AF system

  • Double OLED Electronic View Finder with 1,744,000 dots resolution

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer and wireless flash control features

  • Contrast Detect AF system

  • Micro Four Thirds Lens mount

  • OLED LCD touch monitor with 614,000 dots resolution

Lumix GH3 ILC System Camera (Body Only)

Lumix GH3 ILC System Camera (Body Only) is powered by a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine. The rugged magnesium alloy construction encompasses a Low-pass filter to counter false color and moiré as well as a MF assist option, electronic leveler, Full area contrast detect AF system and a dual OLED display one powering the LCD monitor and the other the Live View Finder. It shoots full HD videos in variable frame rates has a built-in Wi-Fi and a 144-zone multi-pattern metering system.

Meet the DMC-GH3, a new and highly evolved model from LUMIX, creator of the world's first* digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

The body has been engineered to incorporate a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, a 4-CPU Venus Engine, and a newly designed low-pass filter. The creative expression made possible by these innovations, which render even the finest textures in intricate detail, breaking new ground in photographic realism.

The new model also features Contrast AF with a high level of response. And its magnesium alloy frame is tightly sealed to resist splashes and dust, making the DMC-GH3 rugged enough to withstand the rigors of professional use.

Advances have been made in video performance as well. In addition to supporting a wide range of recording formats, the DMC-GH3 features a special heat-dispersing design for extended high-quality recording. Its specifications match those of many professional cameras, ensuring that it meets the demands of video field work.

The LUMIX GH3 was designed from the ground up to provide seamless multi-media performance for both stills and videos. It may well be the world's first camera to please professional photographers by offering them the best of both.

*The DMC-G1, the world's first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, was introduced on September 12, 2008.

Reach Out and Feel the Beauty

Smoothly flowing gradation

New 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor

The DMC-GH3 features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with a level of sensitivity that produces flowing gradation from shadows to highlights. High resolution and a wide dynamic range create truly stunning images that look like you could reach out and touch them. High-sensitivity ISO 12800 (extended: ISO 25600) and extensive noise reduction give you remarkable images even in dim lighting.

Fast processing of high-quality images

New Venus Engine

The new Venus Engine has an unprecedented ability to process both still and video signals with razor-sharp clarity. 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocess Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance. Four CPUs process these signals instantly to render images with excellent definition and lifelike ambience.

Moire suppression and high resolution

Newly Designed Low-Pass Filter

New technology has also been applied to the low-pass filter on the surface of the Digital Live MOS Sensor. The new filter optimizes the conventionally conflicting effects of increasing resolution while suppressing moire. The unwanted data that leads to moire and false color is reduced while maintaining high resolution.

Still-life images and landscapes without pixel shifting

Electronic Shutter Function

Both the front and rear curtains in the DMC-GH3's shutter system are driven electronically for reduced vibration operation. This ensures crisp still-life images and landscapes by limiting pixel shifting.

Great shots even in backlighting

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

To cope with the extreme bright and dark contrast that you get, for example, with backlighting, consecutive photos are taken with different exposure levels and overlapped. Blown highlights and blocked shadows are then deleted and a single photo is composed. All processing is done in the background, so you can take your next shot without having to wait, ensuring that you don't miss a photo opportunity.

High acclaim for accuracy and quality

Top-Class Aspherical Lenses

Lumix G lenses are all developed in-house. Their quality is inspected by the UA3P Ultra-High Accuracy 3D Profilometer, an instrument that was originally developed by Panasonic for lens manufactures all over the world. Panasonic's collaboration with Leica Camera AG also resulted in stringent quality standards for these advanced lenses and a system in which each and every lens is inspected. • LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

Nimble Movement, Intuitive Response

Higher response and precision

Contrast AF

In the DMC-GH3's Contrast AF system, the image sensor doubles as the AF sensor to resist any mechanical margin of error. Compared with Phase Difference AF, the focusing is precise even at small F-numbers. A faster sensor and engine also achieve a higher focus detection speed than most traditional DSLR models.

Easy, intuitive operation

Button Layout

Shooting with the viewfinder has been further enhanced in the DMC-GH3. Exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and white balance controls are positioned around the shutter button to make operation fast and easy while looking at the viewfinder.

Flexible framing not limited to measurement points

Full-area Focusing

With Full-area Focusing, any place you touch on the rear monitor is a focus point. There's no need to have your subject in the center of the frame. DMC-GH3 owners are released from focus point limitations, and free to frame their shots as they please.

Camera tilt displayed on the monitor

Level Gauge

Acceleration sensors inside the camera detect the horizontal condition. A level gauge indicating the two directions of horizontal lean and front/rear tilt is displayed. The camera's portrait/landscape orientation is also detected, and photos are automatically displayed in the correct orientation whatever lens is used.

Fine focus point adjustment

Pinpoint AF

Pinpoint AF is handy when you want to set the focus point more precisely. Simply touch the rear monitor to expand the surrounding area. Then drag the screen to move the cross-shaped marker in the center to the exact place you want to focus. This allows detailed adjustment in a small focus area.

Natural color, high definition and a lag-free display

Double OLED Display

High-quality, high-speed organic EL displays are used for both the Live View Finder and the rear monitor. These rapid displays, which feature 100% coverage, exhibit virtually no perceptible time lag, and ensure that your subject is shown with natural coloring. The Eye Sensor automatically switches between the Live View Finder and the rear monitor, for smooth, easy shooting with both.

Enlarge the screen to check focusing

MF Assist

When manually focusing, simply touch a part of the rear monitor to enlarge the image by 4x, 5x or 10x, to aid in focusing. The 4x enlarged image is displayed in the framing screen, so you can focus while viewing the entire composition.

Extended shooting ability

New Tough Battery

The newly developed battery allows reliable, extended shooting of both photos and videos. You can shoot approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 (CIPA Standard).

Field Tough

Lightweight and rugged for field use Magnesium Alloy Full Diecast Frame The DMC-GH3 is the first in the LUMIX G series to use a magnesium alloy frame. Its lightweight yet durable body brings ruggedness to the compact size of the digital single lens mirrorless camera to provide flexible shooting virtually anywhere.

Keeping the sensor constantly clean

SSWF (Super Sonic Wave Filter)

To reduce to visual impact of dust and other foreign matter that might otherwise enter the camera when changing lenses, SSWF(Super Sonic Wave Filter) that vibrates approximately 80,000 times/second is mounted between the low-pass filter and the shutter. Each time the power is turned on, the filter oscillates the sensor surface to automatically remove dust and other particles.

Ready for shooting anywhere

Splash/Dustproof Design

A splash/dustproof design is achieved by tightly sealing the joints and control components of the DMC-GH3 body. This heavy-duty design meets the needs of active and outdoor photographers.

High-speed data transfer

SD Card - UHS-I

The DMC-GH3 uses a variety of advanced recording media, including the SDXC, SDHC, and SD Memory Cards. Topping them all is the maximum speed of the UHS-I high-speed data transfer standard. It lets you transfer your valuable shooting data at lightning fast speeds.

Go-anywhere ruggedness

Splash/Dustproof Lenses

The DMC-GH3 is rugged enough to use in even the harsh environments. And this is also true for several X Series lenses, which have the same splash/dustproof design as the DMC-GH3 body. You're covered with added protection and a higher piece of mind.

Simply Awesome Video Quality

High-definition recording of every frame

Full-HD Progressive

The DMC-GH3 gives you 1920 x 1080 60p Full-HD recording. Progressive scanning records every frame, so the amount of data contained is twice that of interlace scanning, and the images have extremely high definition.

Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking

Versatile AF Functions for Video Shooting

Face Detection AF, Full-area Touch AF, and AF Tracking, which automatically tracks moving subjects, can be used for shooting videos just as they are for shooting still images. They bring the same great ease and comfort to your video work.

Videos Just the Way You Want Them

Creative Video Mode

Exposure Mode

Select either of four manual video modes: Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure. They will faithfully reflect your shooting intent, and give you a wide range of video images.

40%, 48%, 80% Slow Motion Video

Quick-motion and slow-motion video let you apply a variety of effects to the video timeline. In addition to three types of quickmotion and 80% slow-motion video, the DMC-GH3 includes 48% and 40% slow-motion in response to demands from many video shooting enthusiasts, all in Full-HD.

Time codes recorded for video editing use

Time codes are essential for video editing, as they provide the information needed to specify scenes along the video timeline. The DMC-GH3 includes a count-up system with Rec Run and Free Run codes and a recording system with Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame codes. In addition to aiding image expression, these time code functions meet professional needs for post-production work.

Audio recording with an external mic and image sync

Mic Input Jack

The DMC-GH3 has a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose mic jack. Simply plug in an external mic to record high-quality sound synchronized to the image.

Monitor the sound as you record

Headphone Output Terminal

The DMC-GH3 also features a 3.5-mm-diameter, general-purpose, headphone output terminal. It comes in handy for TV program or other production applications by letting you monitor the sound through headphones while shooting.

Check Live View images on a large screen

HDMI Monitor-Through

The HDMI terminal on the DMC-GH3 connects easily to a large-screen monitor for realtime image checking. It also makes it possible to save data onto an SD card as it is output, for a more efficient workflow.

Continuous Recording

Seamless File Generation

When recording the video in MOV, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD, the DMC-GH3 automatically generates multiple seamless files for continuous recording. During playback, the files are reproduced with seamless, interruption-free continuity.

Extended-time recording of high-quality images

Original Heat-Dispersing Design

Right from the design stage, the DMC-GH3 pursued a hybrid structure for still and video images. A heat-dispersing design was used to enhance video shooting and enable extended recording of high-quality images.

Full support for the industry's recording formats

Versatile Recording Formats

The DMC-GH3 handles the wide variety of recording formats, frame rates, and bit rates that are used by broadcasting stations and production studios.

Professional-Level Flexibility

Wireless function for a whole new shooting style

Smartphone or Tablet Linking

The Wi-Fi® lets you use a smartphone* to make settings and press the shutter button remotely, a short distance from the camera. The auto transfer function is handy for automatically backing up photos onto a tablet. This lets you monitor them on the tablet without having to upload them to a PC. You can also start timer interval video recordings from a smartphone. And you can use GPS data to simultaneously record the shooting location onto your images.

• The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

* Lumix Link App available for most iPhone and Android smartphones

Extended shooting and palm-fitting operation

Integrated Battery Grip [Optional]

Mounting the optional battery grip allows the GH3 to shoot 1,000 or more photos when using the Live Viewfinder (with two batteries; one in the battery grip and one in the camera). The integrated grip design includes the same level of sealing as that of the body, and the button layout makes it easy to shoot in portrait orientation.

Versatile shooting of both still and video images

Flash with LED [DMW-FL360L] [Optional]

A wireless capability is handy for multiple-flash shooting. The LED light is especially useful for video shooting. Charging is fast at only about 2 seconds, to provide comfortable and easy flash shots.

Strong support for full-fledged video shooting

Stereo/Shotgun Microphone [DMW-MS2] [Optional]

This advanced external mic suppresses the camera's motor noise and handling noise, to capture the sound that you're aiming for. Stereo and shotgun mic switching is done from the menu.



Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera

Recording media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)

Image sensor size

17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)

Lens Mount

Micro Four Thirds mount



Live MOS Sensor

Total pixels

17.20 Megapixels

Camera effective pixels

16.05 Megapixels

Color filter

Primary color filter

Dust reduction system

Supersonic wave filter


Recording file format

Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD Ver2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC(H.264). (MOV, MP4)

Aspect ratio

4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

Image quality

RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

Color Space

sRGB, Adobe RGB

File size(Pixels)

Still Image

[4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3264x1840(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) / [1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)

Motion Image (MOV*1 : NTSC area)

[Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [HD]1280x720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 72Mbps(ALL-Intra)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 30p (sensor output is 30p, 50Mbps(IPB)) / [Full HD]1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 50Mbps(IPB))

Motion Image (MP4*2 : NTSC area)

[Full HD]1920×1080, 60fps (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)*4 / [Full HD]1920×1080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps) / [HD]1280x720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)

Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive*2:NTSC area)

[Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)

Motion Image (AVCHD*2 : NTSC area)

[Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p ?sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps? / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)

Continuous recordable time (Motion images)

AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 240 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 220 min with H-VS014140

Actual recordable time (Motion images)

AVCHD with picture quality set to Approx. 120 min with H-HS12035 / Approx. 110 min with H-VS014140

Flicker reduction (Motion images)

[1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF

Time Code (Motion images) (except MP4)

ON/OFF, Count Up : Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode : Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable(NTSC only)


IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode



OLED Live View Finder (1,744K dots)

Field of view

Approx. 100%


Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent)

Eye point

Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens

Diopter adjustment

-4.0~+4.0 (dpt)

Auto eye sensor




Contrast AF system

Focus mode

AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF

AF mode

Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)

AF assist lamp

Yes (ON / OFF)

AF lock

Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)


Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist, Shutter AF, / Half Press Release


Light metering system

144-zone multi-pattern sensing system

Light metering mode

Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Metering range

EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)

Exposure mode

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto / Intelligent ISO / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3, 1EV step) / (Extended ISO125-less under 200, ISO more over 12800-25600 Available) (Up to ISO3200 in Auto)

Exposure compensation

1/3 EV Step ±5EV (±3EV for motion image)

AE lock

AF/AE LOCK button

AE bracket

3,5,7 frame in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single/burst


White balance

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting

White balance adjustment

Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias

Color temperature setting

2500-10000K in 100K

White balance bracket

3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis



Focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb (Approx. 60 minutes), Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)

Self timer

10sec, 3 images after 10sec, 2sec

Remote control

Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)


Still image

Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome

Motion Picture

Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome


Burst speed

SH: 20 frames/sec, H: 6 frames/sec, M: 4 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

Number of recordable images

18 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)


Built in flash


TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12 equivalent (ISO100 ?m)/GN17 equivalent (ISO200 ?m) Built-in Pop-up (Reference)

Flash Mode

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction

Synchronization speed

Less than 1/160 second

Flash output adjustment

1/3EV Step ±3EV

Flash synchronization

1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.

Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation

Yes (ON/OFF)

Flash sync socket




OLED Monitor with static touch control

Monitor size

Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle


614K dots

Filed of view

Approx. 100%

Monitor adjustment

Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green(11 levels), Blue-Yellow(11 levels)


Digital zoom

2x, 4x

Extra Tele Conversion

Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 2.4x, 3.6x, 4.8x (Magnification ratio depends on the recording quality and aspect ratio.)

Other functions

Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram


Level Gauge



Still image and Video

Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom


Still image

Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color

Motion Picture

Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color


Exposure Mode

Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure

Slow and fast motion

40% / 48% / 80% (Records 0.4 times, 0.48 times, 0.8 times slower) / 160% / 200% / 300% (Records 1.6 times, 2.0 times, 3.0 times faster) / (1920x1080, 24p, 24Mbps in MOV, MP4, AVCHD)


Playback mode

Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max.16x), Slide Show (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), / Playback Mode (Normal Play / Picture Only / Video Play / 3D Play / Category Play / Favorite Play), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit



Single / Multi or Cancel


Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite


Direct Print

PictBridge compatible



USB 2.0 High Speed


miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p / Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator

Audio video output

Monaural Type, NTSC / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.

Remote input

?2.5mm for Remote

External microphone input

?3.5mm for External microphone

Headphone output

?3.5mm for Headphone


Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High / AUTO




OSD language

English, Spanish(English)



Battery 1

Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh) (Included)

Battery life (CIPA standard)

Approx. 540 images with H-HS12035 / Approx. 500 images with H-VS014140


Dimensions (W x H x D)

132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in (excluding protrusions)


Approx. 550g/ 19.40 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 470g / 16.58 oz (Body only)


Operating temperature

0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)

Operating humidity

10% to 80%


Software 2

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / LoiloScope (trial version)

Standard accessories

Body, / Body Cap, / Battery Charger (AC Cable included), / Battery Pack, / USB Connection Cable, / Shoulder Strap, / CD-ROM


External Flash (optional)

DMW-FL360L (optional), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch

External Microphone (optional)

DMW-MS2 (optional), Gun/Stereo selectable

Battery Grip (optional)

DMW-BGGH3 (optional)



*1 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class10" / *2 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher / *4 Firmware must be updated to the latest version 1.1.

  • Body

  • Body Cap

  • Battery Charger (AC Cable included)

  • Battery Pack

  • USB Connection Cable

  • Shoulder Strap

  • CD-ROM

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