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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K

Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning SLR camera with good features
SLR 16.05MP Live MOS Black Dec 2014
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Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K number 473 across all digital cameras.
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216 Reviews + 21 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 21 awards including a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus four other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Hardwarezone.com.sg plus four other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and video capture.
The DMC-GH3EC-K has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Does not have a video out

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K?

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 132.9mm wide and 93.4mm tall. It is 82mm deep and weighs 470g.

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K size in context

Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

21 Industry Awards

This camera has received 21 awards from digital camera experts.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Akam.no, Trusted Reviews, Digitallife.se and Techradar all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Hardwarezone.com.sg, Tbreak.ae, Reviewed.com, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was terrific.

Review sites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all thought that this Panasonic camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which thought that this digital camera was outstanding.

The writers at three more expert review sites all decided that this digital camera was very good. This Panasonic camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 88 out of 100 based on 43 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews. The expert review sites think this Panasonic camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

DMC-GH3EC-K owners on average rated this camera as exceptional. 122 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This Panasonic digital camera in the top 15% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

23 owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

29 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K was able to produce good images, seven people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light and four customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. two owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

36 people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

18 people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use, five owners thought it was comfortable and easy to hold and two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Panasonic Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,275 owner and expert reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Six customers who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Robust

14 owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made and five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen and two owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was quiet.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking, three customers agreed that it was ergonomic and two people wrote in their reviews that it was smooth.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five people considered that it was compact and three owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good body shape.

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  • The camera body, as powerful as it is, is limited to the lens you mount on it…
  • The control dial on the back is partially buried on the right side by the camera body, making it difficult to turn the dial when holding the camera…
  • Consequently the lenses are lighter and more compact…
  • It is not a small and light camera (my lens is heavy though…

Users Report Great Technical Features

10 owners concluded that the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K had good features.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus and five people who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the DMC-GH3EC-K of 16.1MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the DMC-GH3EC-K of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the DMC-GH3EC-K of 470g is in the heaviest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite Big Eye Relief

The eye relief of the DMC-GH3EC-K of 21mm is in the biggest 21% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports live view, unlike 84% of cameras which do not support live view.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|3264 x 1840|2448 x 2448|1824 x 1368|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Dustproof

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a wrist strap. 93% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other digital cameras, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras do not have a video out.

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Features Album Organization

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features album organization, unlike 96% of cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-GH3EC-K features calendar, unlike 86% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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3D

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The DMC-GH3EC-K's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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540 Battery Life

The Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is a digital camera that takes 540 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The DMC-GH3EC-K features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Headphone Output

The DMC-GH3EC-K has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The DMC-GH3EC-K supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GH3EC-K has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DMC-GH3EC-K of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera was released in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgh3kbody, panasonic dmcg5kbody, panasonic dmwlrc1gu, panasonic dmcgf5xr, panasonic dmcgf2cs, panasonic dmcgf2kk, panasonic dmcg3kr, panasonic dmcgh2h, panasonic dmcg5kk, dmcgh3eck
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00616932797132, 00885170103887, 04984824964693, 05025232701513, 05025232701537, 05025232701568, 05025232701575, 05025232701612, 05025232701629

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49 times smaller closest focusing distance
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
279mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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