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Panasonic GH3 at DxOMark Lab

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DXOMark published the sensor score of GH3 today, the score is similar to Olympus E-M5 Mirrorless camera, but less than the E-PM2.

    GH3         GH2         E-M5        E-PM2   
Overall Score 
(According to the RAW 
sensor’s overall score)
71 60 71 72
Color Depth

22.7 21.2 22.8 22.7
Dynamic Range 
(Dynamic Range)
12.4 11.3 12.3 12.2
Light low-ISO 
(best ISO sensitivity)
812 655 826 932

Out of all these three camera the E-PM2 is cost you approx $499, GH3 – $1599 and Olympus E-M5 – $1,199.

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Sigma patents 25 mm F1.4 M4/3 Lens

Sigma patent a 25 mm F1.4 micro four third lens, the patent is spotted by patent hunting blog Egami.

Patent Details

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-3324
    • 2013.1.7 Release Date
    • Filing date 2011.6.16
  • Example 2
    • Focal length f = 25.00mm
    • Fno. 1.44
    • 2ω = 48.61 ° angle of view
    • Nine lens elements in 7 groups configuration
    • Two three-sided aspherical
    • (More than n = 2.00) one high refractive index glass
    • Four groups of positive and negative positive negative
    • Inner Focus (group 3)

Panasonic GH3 vs Olympus E-M5 vs Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1 Image compared with Panasonic GH3 and Olympus E-M5, the Fujifilm X-E1 High ISO performance is better compared to GH3 and E-M5.  The fujifilm comes with 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and Standard Range to ISO6400 and Extended Range to ISO25600.

Both Pansonic GH3 and E-M5 features smaller 4/3 sensor  with 16 MP resolution.

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Olympus E-PL5 has no AA filter

Olympus EP L 5The new Olympus E-PL5 has no AA filter or Low pass filter and the news is confirmed by Olympus France, so finally Olympus E-PL5 become the first low pass less Micro Four Third camera.

List of DLSR/Mirrorless without Low-Pass filter
Olympus E-PL5 – $700 (Amazon)
Pentax K-5 IIs – $1300 (B&H)
Nikon D800E – $3,299 (Amazon)


Panasonic GH3 Image, Video and Specification

Panasonic GH3 Video is leaked by Panasonic US, thanks to 43rumors for catching this, the new Pansonic GH3 is coming with

  • New Venus engine
  • New 16 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • High Defination Video 60p/50p
  • Bitrate All-I:72MBPS
  • Dust and Splash proof Mag Alloy Body / see the full  specification after the video

See the leaked GH3 video below


Panasonic GH3 full specification:
– 16 Megapixel “Wide dynamic range” CMOS Sensor.
– New Venus 7 engine
– electronic shutter
– ISO 100-12.800
– 6fps
– Fastest AF of any interchangeable lens system camera.
– Video Bitrate 50Mbps (72Mbps ALL-I)
– 30p/25p in MP4, MOV and AVCHD
– 3.5 Mic in
– built-in stereo mic
– Audio out
– Pc control
– Time Code
– 1740k OLED LVF, Touch Monitor OLED 610k.
– external battery grip
– Wifi with remote control through iOS and Android Applications
– external XLR accessory
– Focus Peaking
– Interval shooting and slow motion. Slow Movie extension (40%, 50%, 80%) Fast 160/ 200 / 300%
– Magnesium alloy body. Bod

Nanoha 5X - A Super Macro Lens for NEX and Micro 4/3 Camera

Nanoha 5X is a super macro lens that do a superb 5X magnification, The lens is developed by the Japanese company Yasuhara. Nanoha 5X come for Sony NEX (A-Mount) and micro 4/3 mount, you get aperture range from F11 to F32,  composed of 10 optical elements in 7 groups. The lens is made of plastic front and metal body, front of the lens have 3 LED lights powered by a external battery via USB wire, Overall weight is 320 grams only.

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YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)
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NANOHA 5X ultra macro lens M43 -quick and first hands-on

EXCLUSIVE ! NANOHA 5X ultra macro lens M43 -quick and first hands-on

Camera used and other details: Panasonic GH2 720P
Nanoha 5X macro lens f/11 (f/11, f/16, f/22 and f/32)
310 g (with lighting unit) lens weight
diameter 61mm, lenght 84mm
additional shot with Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95
sorry for the credit in the movie, the name is “Nanoha”, of course !:)

Music : Add N to X “Gentle Germans”

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Review: Yasuhara Nanohax5 5x Macro Lens (Micro Four Thirds) at
Nanoha 5X Lens Review at

Panasonic G5 Coming Soon

Panasonic G5 will arrive in next few week or at May 21st, 2012 with 75mm F1.8 lens, Panasonic XZ-2 and LX-7 is also expected to arrive soon. Still we have no confirmed news but Panasonic G5 will use the same G3 16 Mp sensor with advance image processor.

Read previous Panasonic rumorsPanasonic GH3 at Photokina 2012

src – 43rumors