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Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 has the same basic shape as the GH2, but Panasonic has drastically changed the location of some of the controls.
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Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

The drive mode switch has been moved to the left shoulder, replaced with dSLR-like buttons for ISO, WB, and exposure compensation, as well as a customizable function button.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

Another look at them.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

The drive mode dial sits where the focus-area and -mode controls used to be. There's another programming function button to the left of the viewfinder.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

Now focus modes get a big thumb-operated switch on the back. Panasonic also moved the record button to a friendlier spot.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

You can remap almost all the dedicated buttons if you want.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

Panasonic added a headphone jack to the list of connectors.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET

Redesigned for more streamlined operation

Cleaner top layout

Top controls

Drive mode dial

Focus modes

Everything's programmable

Connectors

More codec options

To support modes beyond what's allowed by AVCHD, Panasonic added more H.264 codec options. My favorite is Dummy. (This was a very preproduction model.)
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Lori Grunin/CNET
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