King of the Mirrorless: GH3 or E-M5?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by mirrorless, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. mirrorless

    mirrorless Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2013
    This thread was snuck into the Olympus forum, but no one asked us in this forum. For those of us that know who is really boss, place your votes :) :2thumbs:
  2. mirrorless

    mirrorless Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2013
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  3. Hudsonhites

    Hudsonhites Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 14, 2011
    My preference is the E-M5 but I won't say it's better than the GH3 just different.
  4. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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  5. JStheoriginal

    JStheoriginal Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
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    Wow I didn't realize the size difference!
  6. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    GH3 = E-M5 with Panasonic colors. So you have to like Panasonic colors to like the GH3.
    Panasonic colors do not look real life enough for my taste:
  7. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    I canĀ“t say which one is better, because they are too different. You only have to see the size difference in post #2 to realise that you can't compare them
  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Another one of these threads :confused::hide:
  9. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
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    Sean Rastsmith
    Now, how about the same photo with the extra two grips everyone seems to need to make it big enough to hold?:rolleyes:
  10. aldus

    aldus Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 24, 2012
    Fairbanks, Alaska
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    Dennis Moser
    Did you shoot this with the Oly? Guess I'd like to see a side by side of the two before I could say which one had the more "real life" colors. Whenever I hear that phrase, I always think of Paul Simon and "Kodachrome": "You give us the nice bright colors...and everything looks worse in black and white." :)
  11. mirrorless

    mirrorless Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2013
    Here you go, shot with same camera settings, approx same distance, RAW format on both, same lens (PL25), no adjustments made in post.

    <a href="" title="P4060046 by Mirrorless1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="P4060046"></a><a href="" title="P1010095 by Mirrorless1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="P1010095"></a>

    Used OMD to shoot GH3 and GH3 to shoot OMD. The GH3 colors look better to me (picture of OMD camera), but just because of the color of the wood. More comparisons need to be made. I have only had the OMD one day, so we'll see in due time how the colors differ.
  12. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Are those films yours? The blues and reds seem much more saturated than is typical for Panasonic. Did you change in camera settings or add saturation in PP? I actually thought they were from an Olympus at first.
  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    The GH3 makes the lens look small and the lens makes the E-M5 look small :smile:

  14. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    No they aren't my videos. They were shot with a GH3 with the camera set for extra saturation and sharpening. Panasonic colors look distinctly different to my eyes than Olympus colors. I not sure a Panasonic could duplicate the vibrance of the colors you see in the photo below that was shot today RAW by my Oly E-PL1 and the tone correction and white balance adjusted slightly using Olympus View 3.0
  15. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
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    BTW, I shoot on "muted" colours and it looks fine. I use to process my images with very subdued colours and limited saturation to create as close as possible colouring to real life but as I now do stuff to keep others happy, I have been slightly seduced to the over-saturated "Canon" colour look - you know, the one people use to refer to as "Kodak" colour.

    I find the Olympus more comfortable to use, I like the size of the Olympus and I appreciate that my fast manual focus primes all have image stabilisation.
  16. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    This poll needs a "both/tie" option, both cameras are almost identically awesome, but in very different ways.
  17. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    I agree that Olympus JPEG engine produces fantastic results, more pop than Panasonics Venus engine, but 2 cameras with the same sensor shooting raw should, in theory, save similar data. That EP-L 1 shot should contain the same information as a GF-1 shot which shares its sensor (although auto-WB etc might produce slightly different results right out of the camera).
  18. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    For me the king of mirrorless is the Leica M type 240. YMMV.

  19. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    Like I said in the other thread, my GF5 wins hands down. Well, because it's the only one in my hands!
  20. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    With all due respect to the OP, shouldn't the thread be titled King of M43 mirrorless? With all the new products coming to market from all makers and mirrorless categories, this is a large claim :)