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
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
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
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
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 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
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).
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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)
Micro Four Thirds mount
Live MOS Sensor
Camera effective pixels
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)
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
[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. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent)
Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Auto eye sensor
Contrast AF system
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
AF assist lamp
Yes (ON / OFF)
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
EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
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)
1/3 EV Step ±5EV (±3EV for motion image)
AF/AE LOCK button
3,5,7 frame in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single/burst
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
Still Images: 1/4000-60 and Bulb (Approx. 60 minutes), Motion image: 1/16,000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC)
10sec, 3 images after 10sec, 2sec
Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
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
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
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)
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Less than 1/160 second
Flash output adjustment
1/3EV Step ±3EV
1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
Flash sync socket
OLED Monitor with static touch control
Free-angle 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
Filed of view
Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green(11 levels), Blue-Yellow(11 levels)
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.)
Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram
Still image and Video
Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
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
Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color
CREATIVE VIDEO 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)
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
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
Single / Multi or Cancel
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
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.
?2.5mm for Remote
External microphone input
?3.5mm for External microphone
?3.5mm for Headphone
Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High / AUTO
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)
0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)
10% to 80%
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.5 PE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / LoiloScope (trial version)
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)
*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.
Battery Charger (AC Cable included)
USB Connection Cable