By site editor Dan Chung:
Panasonic have posted an official product preview video showing their upcoming GH3 – a replacement for the popular GH2. Clearly designed with both stills and video in mind the camera has HD frame rates up to 60P and increased bit rate for video of 50Mbps and 72Mbps in ALL-I. The camera has a new Venus processing engine coupled with a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor.
Update: It seems the video has now been removed from Youtube by Panasonic but someone else has re-posted it.
The smallish body is made of a magnesium alloy body which is claimed to be dust and splash proof. A vertical grip is shown on the camera which offers a range of controls. The whole camera looks like a far more professional affair than previous GH models.
The video features shots of Philip Bloom and cinematographer Bruce Logan working with the cameras. My friend Getty Images shooter Daniel Berehulak of Getty Images is also featured shooting stills with the camera. It is obvious that the camera is already in professional hands and being put through its paces.
There is no pricing or availability information yet.
This story first reported by www.43rumors.com, thanks to Frank Redward for bringing it to our attention