A pre-launch video has leaked on to the web showing off the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera being handled by pros.
The as-yet unreleased camera packs a 16 Megapixel “Wide dynamic range” CMOS sensor, backed by the new Venus 7 processing engine.
The GH3 comes with an electronic shutter, a broad ISO range covering 100-12,800, and can rattle off pictures at up to 6fps.
The viewfinder is a high-definition 1740k OLED LVF, while on the back is an articulated OLED 610k touchscreen.
Claimed to have the fastest AF of any interchangeable lens system camera, the GH3 can record video at – 60/50/30p/25p in MP4, MOV and AVCHD formats.
Backing up the built-in stereo mic there’s a useful 3.5mm microphone socket, plus audio out.
The camera comes with PC control and time code support, and in line with its pro aspirations, there’s an external battery grip, wi-fi with remote control through iOS and Android apps, external XLR accessory, focus peaking, interval shooting and slow motion.
All this goodness is packed in a rugged, outdoors-ready magnesium alloy body, which makes for a camera bigger than the Panasonic GH2.
The camera is set to be announced on Monday September 17th, while the ‘leaked’ video below shows hardened pros strutting across rough terrain to bag awesome pics with the new camera.
We’re definitely liking the look of this new number from Panasonic, but have to say it hasn’t got the drop dead gorgeous looks of its main rival, the Olympus OM-D.