Panasonic has added a new flagship camera to its Lumix range, announcing the Panasonic Lumix GH3 at Photokina 2012.
The Panasonic GH3 offers a new 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor with a maximum equivalent ISO of 12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600), as well as a new Venus Engine FHD processor that Panasonic says enables better noise performance at higher sensitivities.
One of the signature features of the Panasonic GH3 is its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing photographers to control features such as exposure, focus points or triggering the shutter remotely via a free app for iOS and Android.
Panasonic has also beefed up the Lumix GH3’s video capability, allowing full HD footage to be recorded at 50, 25 or 24p at 50Mbps.
With compression set to ALL-I video can be recorded at 72Mbps.
Other highlights of the Panasonic GH3 include continuous shooting at 6fps at full resolution, or 20fps at 4 megapixels, and the GH3 will also automatically back-up your images to Panasonic’s Lumix Club Cloud Sync service.
Panasonic has also added more weatherproofing to the Lumix GH3, which it claims is dust- and splash-proof. The camera itself weighs in at 550g.
The Panasonic GH3 price tag is expected to be around £1000 for the body-only.
For more on how it performs, follow our testing team’s Hands-on Panasonic GH3 review.
Below you can watch a movie recorded on the Panasonic GH3, shot by Philip Bloom.
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