Excerpt: All around best VideoCam I've ever owned. Once I got my settings right, I have not had to touch them since. I am able to shoot slow moving subjects in poor indoor light unattended for over 90 minutes. However, this is definetly not even a good Action Camera. I am looking forward to testing the GH4 for stills.
Excerpt: Pros: • NO time limits recording video • Nice swivel screen • Well made & ergonomic designed body • Excellent touch screen feature • Headphone sound monitoring output • Excellent video and photo image quality • Lens diversity and flexibility with ability for adaptation for film, cinema or TV lenses • Adjustable image and video contrast/color/sharpness settings like a professional TV camera would have • battery life is excellent, aftermarket batteries last even longer •...
Pros: Good Image Quality, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Cons: Noisy At High ISO, Poor In Low Light, Small LCD Screen
Excerpt: There's a lot of buzz about this camera. It's tiny compared to a Canon 5D. The prime lenses are the size and weight of Yo-Yo's or shot glasses. All of the video features are cool and very nice to have right there in camera. But the picture quality is not as good as the 5D with its huge sensor. The 5d's shallow depth of field is stunning. The battery and memory chip doors are prone to accidental opening just by rubbing your hands on them too hard.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Excerpt: I have this cool little camera. And it "is" small, like a Canon Rebel or something. First complaint: batteries are so expensive! $80 a pop! I'm still trying to figure out the most effective way of focusing with the GH3. I've tested various methods, but there doesn't seem to be anything that's amazing. For example, I went to downtown LA and played around with the auto-focus tracking feature. When it's engaged, a little red box begins to float around on the touch screen.
Excerpt: Camera is solidly built. Interface is a bit messy and over relies on dials. Although the touch sensitive screen is an interesting feature; it does not take full advantage of the feature.<br /><br />Image quality is very acceptable under 400 ISO, however begins to show quite a bit of noise over 800 ISO. Anything above 1600 is not useful except for scaled down web pictures.
Pros: Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: The GH3 would certainly fulfill my needs as a camera. BUT to be a good 'video' tool, it would require much powerfull zoom lens. The 12-35mm is quite good, specially at f2.8 #full range# but the 35-100 is not powerfull enough even if it is a f2.8 lens. With all these superzoom on the market nowadays, it is very difficult to consider the whole GH system without much better lens to be offered. This is very sad because the camera seems so good...
Quite bad in low light. Did not meet my high expectations.
J. Fuller "BlinxMedia", Amazon
17 March 2014
Summary: I was expecting so much more in this camera. It struggles in low light at high ISO and I only bought it because I heard good reviews but I learned after buying that the high reviews were very misleading. Video quality in good lighting can look gorgeous but I recommend you do not film live bands if your in a dark room with minimal lighting. Also filming performances in a pub is a NO NO!