As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-G5 and the Lumix DMC-GX7) and Nikon (such as the D7000 and the Coolpix B700)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH3 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, records movies in 24p and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,036k dots), is older (september 2012 vs february 2014), is slightly larger (professional size (133×93×82 mm) vs standard size (123×71×55 mm)) and has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
similar age
$864 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Shoots faster: 20 fps vs 6 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and DMC-GH3

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (123×71×55 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.2" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 and DMC-GH3

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
1 year newer
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DMC-GH3

  • Weather sealed
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
4 years newer
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.64x

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and DMC-GH3

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-GH3

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
7 months older
$511 - $899 (body only)
$999 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (122×89×43 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.44x vs 0.64x

common strengths of the E-M5 and DMC-GH3

  • Weather sealed
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH3 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), significantly larger viewfinder (0.64x vs 0.55x), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (16.2 MP vs 24 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D7000 and DMC-GH3

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.64x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.64x

common strengths of the T6s and DMC-GH3

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3
4 years older
$1,490 14-54mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-3 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: NMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the E-3 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the E-3 and DMC-GH3

  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
5 months newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-GH3

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.64x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
2 years older
$331 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the K-5 and DMC-GH3

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.60x vs 0.64x
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.64x

common strengths of the D5300 and DMC-GH3

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH3 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (16.2 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 8 fps), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
1 year older
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 6 fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SLT A77 and DMC-GH3

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
5 months newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 70D and DMC-GH3

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
4 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.64x

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D700 and DMC-GH3

  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $698.49
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
similar age
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and DMC-GH3

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $698.49
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 550 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
7 months older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and DMC-GH3

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and DMC-GH3

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $698.49
  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH3 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (professional size (133×93×82 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and much larger viewfinder (0.64x vs 0.26x).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 12 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS), is older (september 2012 vs february 2016) and is slightly more expensive ($698.49 vs $339.00).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 614k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and DMC-GH3

  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
3 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DMC-GH3

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×82 mm)
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 540 shots
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 550 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 614k dots
  • Higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 16.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-GH3)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-GH3

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 16.2 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 540 shots
  • Have external mic jacks