Video Test: Panasonic GH4 Compared to GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, C100 and 7D

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The guys from Hillbilly Grip Truck got their hands on a demo model of the Panasonic GH4 and put together a quick comparison video with the GH4 alongside the GH3, Canon C100, 5D Mark III and 7D.

You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. [Read more...]

Zacuto Z-Finder for Panasonic GH3 Released

Zacuto Z-Finder GH3

Zacuto has a new Z-Finder Pro designed for the Panasonic GH3 thanks to a GH3-specific Gorilla Plate that attaches to the bottom of the camera.

The GH-3 Z-Finder Pro has a 2.5x magnification and diopter for fine-tuning focus. If you already have a Z-Finder Pro or Jr., you can just pick up a Gorilla Plate and frame for the GH3.

The Z-Finder Pro for the GH3 retails for $395. The GH3 frame and plate kit runs $129. More details on Zacuto’s website.

Panasonic GH3 In Stock and Now Shipping

Panasonic GH3

Adorama has the new Panasonic GH3 in stock and is now shipping them out to customers. Check it out here at Adorama. [Update: It's now shipping here from B&H Photo too.]

(Note that there’s still a backorder message on the page at them moment, but that should be removed as soon as the inventory in their system is updated.)

Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 4.02 Adds Support for Sony NEX-5R, NEX-6, A99, Panasonic GH3 and More

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.02

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

Panasonic GH3 Officially Unveiled

Panasonic GH3

The Panasonic GH3 is a new 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera with both still image and video prowess.   The GH3 features powerful 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB video capture and 1080/24p at 72Mbps ALL-I video capture.

The GH3 body is magnesium alloy and weather sealed and offers an OLED monitor and an EVF.  What’s more, the GH3 packs all of this into a $1299 price tag – available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

Panasonic GH3 Key Features

  • 16MP LiveMOS Sensor
  • 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I
  • 6fps Frame Rate
  • ISO 125-25600
  • OLED Monitor and Live View Finder
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body
  • Auto HDR Mode
Panasonic 35-100mm
Alongside the GH3, Panasonic is also announcing a new 35-100mm f/2.8 lens (70-200mm equivalent) for the Micro Four Thirds mount.  The lens, combined with the existing 12-35mm f/2.8 lens, makes a formidable combo (both of which feature optical image stabilization) to match up against full frame kits of the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 flavors.  The new 35-100mm f/2.8 lens retails for $1499 and is available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]