General

Nikon D700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Brand
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Nikon Panasonic
Lowest price
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$1,590.99 $698.49
Announced
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July 2008 September 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS LIVEMOS
Crop factor
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1x 2.1x
Megapixels
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12.1 MP 16.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.1 MP 16.2 MP
Native resolution
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4256 × 2832 4680 × 3456
Pixel size
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71.4 µm² 13.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD OLED
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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922k dots 614k dots
Touch screen
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No Yes
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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171 lenses 108 lenses
Lens mount
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Nikon FX Micro Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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147×123×77 mm 133×93×82 mm
Depth
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3" 3.2"
Weight
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1,074 g 550 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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Yes No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Digital
Viewfinder size
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0.72x 0.64x
Coverage
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95% 100%

Movies

Format
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None 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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n/a Yes
High-speed framerate
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n/a None
External mic jack
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n/a Yes
Autofocus
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None Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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n/a
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 60fps
  4. 1080p @ 24fps
  5. 1080p @ 30fps
  6. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No Yes
3D
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No Yes
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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197 ms Unknown
Battery life
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1000 shots 540 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps 6 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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51 23
Cross type focus points
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15 Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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80.0 71.0
Color depth
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23.5 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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12.2 EV 12.4 EV
Low light performance
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2,303 ISO 812 ISO
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