LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GH3 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 614k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic GH3 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
GH3 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,744kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GH3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
GH3 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GH3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic GH3 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GH3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,2524 fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic GH3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Panasonic GH4 which features 4K video recording.
GH3 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic GH3 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic GH3 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GH3 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect GH3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GH3 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 540 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 359 shots, Panasonic GH3 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 is the longest battery life Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC with its 440 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Panasonic GH3 vs Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC or take a look at Longest battery life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GH3 Features Compared to Main Competitors