The Panasonic GH3 was a big update over the legendary GH2 and I am putting the final touches to my review (and a lot of other future material). I’ve been shooting a lot with it alongside by cinema cameras, the FS100 and Blackmagic Cinema camera. Where are the Panasonic pro cameras? Well the GH3 is $1300 and that leaves quite a large space above it for a high spec ‘DSLR-type’ camera from Panasonic. I’m getting more and more clues and info as to a possible high end GH camera, and if true this would be a dream for indie filmmakers and a brilliant move by Panasonic.
Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Pro Video at Panasonic in the factory in Kadoma, Osaka has given a glimpse of what Panasonic have in store for NAB later this week. To quote verbatim from his blog:
- A new visual world created by the new AVC Ultra platform
- Panasonic jumping in to the world of ________
- Further evolution in P2 cards!
- What the next generation of cameras will look like
Hints at future video capabilities have unfolded today. As yet they’re not directly DSLR related – but DIGIC 5 is the same processor Canon will use in the 5D Mark 3. It has been redeveloped from the ground-up with better performance, faster operation and new noise reduction technology.