updated 03:17 pm EDT, Fri September 14, 2012
Video confirms 16MP sensor, flip-out screen
A video showing off the Lumix GH3 has appeared online earlier than intended. The video, demonstrating the mirrorless micro four thirds camera in various shooting scenarios, appeared on the official Panasonic YouTube channel before being quickly pulled from view, but not before being mirrored by other users of the video streaming service.
The Venus Engine processor is mentioned in the video, as well as the 16-megapixel sensor and splash-proof magnesium alloy body. Aside from a videographer using the camera in one section of the film, one slide mentions a capability of HD video recording at 50 and 60 frames per second, and a 72 Mbps bitrate. The previously rumored 610k OLED touchscreen can also be flipped out.
It is likely that the Lumix GH3 will make an appearance at Photokina in Cologne next week, where a more formal presentation of the camera including full specifications, price, and release date are expected to be issued. [via Engadget]