Panasonic GH3 specs leak ahead of Photokina

Sep 4, 2012

Panasonic's new GH3 is expected to be at Photokina later this month, but ahead of its appearance there, it seems that a spec list for the camera has leaked. The leaked list comes courtesy of 43Rumors, which has given us details on the Panasonic GH3 quite a few times in the past. 43Rumors claims that these specifications come from a trusted source, so the list we have posted after the jump might just be the line up of hardware and features the GH3 will launch with.

Still, it's always best to take things like this with a grain of salt, regardless of how trustworthy the sources may be. A leaked list like this is hardly confirmation from Panasonic, but we do have to say that if it's accurate, then the GH3 will be launching with some sexy specs. The rumors have said that this is a camera worth checking out after it launches, and apparently Panasonic wants the GH3 to hold its own against other high-end DSLR APS-C cameras.

In order to do that, it's going to have to be packing some really solid features and hardware, and with that goal, Panasonic has its work cut out for it. Take a look at the full list of leaked specs:

• 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. Body is bigger than the Panasonic GH2.

The price of the GH3 is still unknown, but don't expect it be cheap while sporting those specs. An interesting thing to note is that 43Rumors says this spec list has a "81-99% chance" of being correct, so take that how you will. As stated above, Panasonic is expected the have the GH3 at Photokina (which kicks off on September 18), so we may not have much longer to wait until we find out if this spec list is legitimate.

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