updated 06:48 am EDT, Wed September 5, 2012
GH3 claimed to have fastest AF of any changeable lens system
The specifications for the Panasonic GH3 have allegedly leaked online. According to sources trusted by 43Rumors, the Micro Four Thirds camera will have a 16-megapixel "Wide dynamic range" CMOS sensor using a new Venus 7 engine, a maximum ISO of 12,800, and the "Fastest AF of any interchangeable lens system camera."
The camera will have a video bitrate of 50Mbps, and will be able to record at 30 fps in MP4, MOV, and AVCHD formats. A 1740k OLED live viewfinder will accompany the 610k OLED touchscreen, while a mic jack, audio out, XLR ports, and Wi-Fi with an app-based remote control facility will also be included. The main body will apparently be bigger than the Panasonic GH2 and be made of magnesium alloy.
Although these details have not come from official sources, 43Rumors claim the leaked specifications to have between an 81 and 99 percent chance of being correct. Panasonic is expected to show off the GH3 at the Photokina show in Cologne later this month.