Panasonic will launch a try before you buy service with its new Lumix DMC-GH3. Those interested in buying the camera will be able to take it for a 48-hour spin before purchase, to see if it's right for them.

The deal lets you play with a DMC-GH3 with no purchase obligation whatsoever. If you are interested in doing it, Panasonic says you need to contact your preferred seller directly, first to find out if they do the service, and then to arrange  it.

READ: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review

The Panasonic DMC-GH3 blurs the lines between DSLR and Micro Four Thirds. It doesn't come cheap, at close to £1,200 rrp, so a try before you buy scheme is definitely a good idea.

We found the GH3 to be particularly impressive, loaded with features and, thanks to Panasonic's ever-growing system of lenses, with plenty of glass available to stick on the front. Video was also very good quality which, given the choice of 1080p capable DSLRs right now, makes try before you buy even better.

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