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Panasonic Lumix GH3 Full Size Sample Photos

We post full size JPEG and RAW sample photos from the new Panasonic Lumix GH3.

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Panasonic Lumix Dmc Gh3 (5)

We have been given access to a Panasonic Lumix GH3 with final image quality, and have posted sample photos from our studio showing the full ISO range and different white balance settings. We will be posting our full review shortly, but in the meantime click the images to view a larger version, or click High-Res to view the full size originals. You can also download the RAW files. These photos were taken with the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, apart from the first two photos that were shot with the Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Sample Photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 White-balance test images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 ISO test images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels16.05Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution614,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Spot
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
ISO sensitivity125 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Flash
  • Cloudy
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution1,744K dots OLED
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting6fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS60p, 50p, 50i, 25p, 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-ion Battery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA rating)540shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBody, / Body Cap, / LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035), / Lens Cap, / Lens Hood, / Lens Rear Cap, / Battery Charger (AC Cable included), / Battery Pack, / USB Connection Cable, / Shoulder Strap, / CD-ROM

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Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 5:37PM
Wow !!!...those test images are amazing !!!

The ISO test shots up to 3200 are superb....the Grey panel shows no noise/texture, &
the 0 to 6 mm scale in the bottom RH corner is rendered to perfection !!!.... & even
6400 looks perfectly usable, with 12800 & 25600 for emergencies ???

The White-balance images also show incredible resolution...the printing on the old film
cartons (centre right) is superb !!

I'm salivating over this beauty......if the full review is as good, I'll print it off & frame the
bugger !!!!!!!................
Joetsu 8 Japan
19 Oct 2012 2:28AM
Niknut--I'm new to the site. The explanation at the top of the article says posting JPEG and RAW. I couldn't find the JPEG shots--unless Hi-Res means JPEG. Is that correct. Also, where can I find the ISO data you mention.
The site's full review of the GH3 can't come quickly enough!

Duh! Sorry, ignore my last question. Just found the ISO data under the shots!
19 Oct 2012 11:49AM
What version of the GH3 firmware have you had?
lemmy 14 2.9k United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 11:54AM
JPG images don't tell you much about a camera's capabilities - and unfortunately the RAW links all seem to be broken. Even if I right click and download, I get no file.

Plus, it seems a little perverse to shoot demo studio shots on a new camera with a lens stopped down to f11 and thus well into diffraction with M43 lenses.

Not your finest hour, eP Sad
joshwa Plus
10 927 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 1:01PM
RAW file links are now working. We will have more photos in the review. Thanks,
19 Oct 2012 1:12PM

Quote:What version of the GH3 firmware have you had?

Quote:What version of the GH3 firmware have you had?

I've found from the EXIF, that your shots were taken with the Firmware Version, which as far as I know is not the final version, thus your statement about "the final image quality" is rather misleading.
joshwa Plus
10 927 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 2:03PM
Hi igor, we've been told by Panasonic that the camera is suitable for a full review, despite being an early firmware, as the firmware is complete regarding image quality, and yet to be updated is some of the functions in the camera, such as the scene guide.
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 7:24PM
Hi Joetsu

I assume the 'Hi-res' images are 'JPEG's'......there's no other reference or comparison
shots other than the 'Hi-res/RAW' highlighted in blue under each image.........

The ISO reference is to the Colour-Charts (9 of them) titled 'ISO test images.........

There used to be an old saying of 'Never mind the quality, feel the width'.....but with
these test shots you can definitely 'feel & see the quality' !!!!!!!!!!.GrinGrin

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