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Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Alternate Shutter Release Button
  • Alternate Control Buttons & Dials
  • Accepts One Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Weather-Sealed
  • Contains Contact Cover Holder

The Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras from Panasonic is designed for the Panasonic GH3 and GH4 digital mirrorless camera and accepts one Lithium-Ion battery in addition to the battery in the camera body. With two batteries installed, your shooting time is effectively doubled.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your camera, especially in the vertical position. This battery grip features an alternate shutter release button and additional control buttons and command dials to facilitate shooting when the camera is held in the portrait orientation. In addition, it is designed with anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod and a holder for the camera's contact cover so as not to lose it when the battery grip is installed. The grip is weather-sealed to match the durability of the GH3 and GH4.

Compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and DMC-GH4 Digital Cameras
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including a secondary shutter release button, exposure, white balance and ISO buttons and command dials.
Accepts one Lithium-Ion battery and in addition to the battery in the camera, effectively doubles the camera's battery life and shooting time.
Ergonomically designed to be comfortable in palm, features anti-slip rubber gripping, a securely locking battery chamber door and tripod mounting socket.
Contains a contact cover holder to store the grip's electronic contact cover when the grip is mounted
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4 x 4 x 4" (10 x 10 x 10 cm)
Weight 1 lb (453 g)
Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicBattery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Good battery life (5)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Video (6)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Family photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      For stability

      For me, purchasing the Lumix gh3 with 14-150mm Vario-Elmar and the battery grip was not a move up from using a point and shoot. It was a successful lateral move. I'm a...Read complete review

      For me, purchasing the Lumix gh3 with 14-150mm Vario-Elmar and the battery grip was not a move up from using a point and shoot. It was a successful lateral move. I'm a semi-professional photographer and I've been in the image-making business for nearly 40 years. I've only used full-frame 35mm or larger cameras, so I was initially concerned that in moving to the lighter-weight Lumix gh3 system, I might lose the performance I'd come to expect from my gear. BUT I'm very happy to say that misconception was short lived.

      I primarily photograph commissioned fine art, travel and architecture. I keep my kit simple. and of course, tastes areit's very individual,diosyncratic but to me, the Lumix gh3, battery grip and 14-150mm to me are the same as my d700 or d3, with battery grips and the Nikon 28-300mm lens— only significantly lighter weight but so far not lesser in image quality or durability of equipment (for my needs; – I don't shoot combat, combat, weddings or sports).

      For me it's not a question of extended shooting or faster shooting; it's a stability issue. I simply like to have more to hang onto. And then in my case it's easier to change batteries by sliding them into the end of the unit because I've always got a plate for my tripod mount attached. I if it were on the body, I'd have to keep removing the plate to change the battery. AnotherThere is one really neat thing about the Panasonic that the Nikon didn't have isand that's the ability to choose which battery is used first if you are using two.

      The camera is great, the lens is great, the grip is great, the adapter is great, everything is great. Life is beautiful— – thanks B&H.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent, but flawed

      The battery grip improves GH3 handling quite a bit, not only in portrait orientation (as expected), but also in operating the camera horizontally (the extra height gives something bigger to hold on...Read complete review

      The battery grip improves GH3 handling quite a bit, not only in portrait orientation (as expected), but also in operating the camera horizontally (the extra height gives something bigger to hold on and a place to rest your pinky). The grip also doubles battery life (nice, though even one GH3 battery is quite capable for a day of shooting) and makes using the GH3 with a hand strap much nicer.

      Having said that, I use my GH3 a lot for video and this battery grip has two main flaws in that regard. One, it offsets the tripod plate significantly, which makes use of the GH3 (w/ battery grip) on a shoulder rig problematic. The offset tripod plate also makes panning funky on tripods. Two, when you swap out the grip battery while recording video, the recording stops. That is: recording long videos by continuously swapping out batteries in the grip (and having the GH3 switch to the internal battery) is not possible. A bummer.

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      4.0

      Worth it

      By Rob C

      from Catonsville,Md

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video And Photo

        Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

        This really makes the GH4 feel even more solid than it already does compared to the GH2. Having the extra battery ready to kick in seamlessly for long shoots is really nice. I use it more for video than photos, but when I do rotate it for a portrait it is much easier to snap the shutter and make adjustments (ISO, WB, shutter, iris) with the extra set of buttons on the grip. This would get 5 stars but it would have been more useful to have access to both batteries in the grip. This is configured to leave a battery in the camera and add one battery in the grip housing. Better than nothing but you could shoot indefinitely being able to hot swap both batteries. Still though, You can select it to use the grip 1st, then when it switches to the battery in the body you can swap out the one in the grip. And the GH4 batteries last a longtime so 6+ hours of shooting is still pretty darn good. And this isn't Panasonic's problem but adding the grip (or the YAGH) makes it really hard to add a rig or cage. I am determined to do it though because the grip is that useful. It is odd that the tripod screw is off center but I am sure they had their reasons. The adapter fixes that but it is another $. Overall, it is highly recommended.

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        5.0

        4.5 Stars

        By Seano

        from Minnesota

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

          Great for not changing batteries, especially shooting with the 64GB cards. Mounted on my new GH4. Fairly easy to use. Worth it for video shoots especially.

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          • No

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          5.0

          excellent for the GH4

          By Bret with 1 t

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • The Grip

          Cons

          • Doesn't Include Battery
          • Price

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

            This gives the GH4 the feel of a full frame DSLR. That's almost more of a reason for me to have it than the extra battery life.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Adds nice functionality and ergonomics

            By halfpress

            from Sweet Briar, Va

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                I love the GH4 for its lightweight, small body. That said, I still do like a somewhat larger camera in my hands, especially after years of larger DLSR bodies with battery grips. This grip adds the usual portrait-oriented controls and just enough additional size to make the GH4 very comfortable in the hand and a bit better balanced.

                I also love that the batteries can be prioritized between grip and body allowing you to drain the grip battery first and swap it out without interrupting video recording.

                Possibly irksome for some is the fact that, due to space constraints, the tripod screw is off-center from the lens. Fortunately, since the grip can be removed with a few turns of its screw/wheel, you can pop the camera off and onto a tripod mount (lens-centered) quickly. This is also good since I keep a BlackRapid strap screwed into the grip's socket. Rather than unscrew the strap's connector to tripod mount the camera, I simply remove the entire grip and put the bare GH4 on the tripod head.

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                4.0

                Completes the GH4 but not perfect

                By Sherwin L

                from san diego, ca

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                I love having a grip on DSLRs because they balance out the camera when you have a big heavy lens mounted on it. Easier to hold and you have room for a spare battery for longer-lasting shooting.This grip is not perfect, though. I wish they made an updated version for the GH4. First, the mounting hole on the bottom is still off-center and does not line up with the lens. What's the deal with that? I know you can buy a third party accessory plate that centers that hole but for a $[*] grip, it should already be perfect. Second, I wish the grip carried the 2 batteries so I don't have to remove the grip in order to remove the one battery inside of the camera!

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                5.0

                Essential addition to the GH3

                By eso

                from Southern California

                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                Adds an extra grip to the camera and a more steady feel. Necessary especially if you're doing time lapse.

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                5.0

                Nice addition to GH3

                By Czech

                from Honolulu

                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                Move hand from bumping menu button during shooting.

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                5.0

                A MUST HAVE FOR MY GH3

                By RICHARD FENDELMAN

                from COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                    It's a must for this camera. Doubles the battery power (need to buy another battery) and give a good weight to the camera for shooting.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great addition to the camera

                    By marks

                    from brisbane, australia

                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                      Works well. Adds to the weight and feel of the camera.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8

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                      5.0

                      Works Perfectly

                      By Tyler the Videographer

                      from Anchorage Alaska

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Battery Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                        Very Solid Construction add nice weight and size to the GH3. Highly recommend it to GH3 owners.

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                          5.0

                          Must have if you shoot video

                          By LostHeartPro

                          from Long Beach, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                            This allows me to swap batteries out while the camera is on my video style tripod.

                            It also allow me to have an additional battery in the camera to limit my need to swap batteries.

                            It provides easy exposure controls while shooting in a portrait position.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect grip for a perfect camera

                            By fon

                            from Manitou Springs, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to install
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Increases Battery Life
                            • Vertical Shots Made Easy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Vertical Shooting

                              Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                              I have always been a big fan of vertical grips and this one is no exception. It really makes the GH3 even more ergonomic in your hand. Controls are well placed. Having the added battery life is a nice plus. Also Panasonic is smart to give you the option of which battery to use first, the grip or the in body so it's real convenient. The lowered price since it was introduced makes it a no brainer. It's makes the GH3 the Pro feel it needs and warrants.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Make the GH3 even better

                              By Luis Ribagorda

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great battery life
                              • Well built

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Day Shoot
                                • Video

                                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                It really completes the Panasonic Gh3. You can shoot the all day with it. Get it.

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                                5.0

                                Increases comfort

                                By ThumperBob

                                from Flushing

                                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                      I love it! This Grip really increases the comfort & versatility of the camera, and of course adds an extra battery.
                                      I use a quick connect wriststrap on the camera, but I have to relocate it to the grip when using the grip. Also, the grip makes the camera too large for many cases, and you need to be careful not to loose the connector caps.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 10
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great add for photos, better handling

                                      By Bobby

                                      from Ketchum, ID

                                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good Battery Life

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                          Makes the new GH3 even better to grip/handle than the GH2. Screw mount is not directly aligned anymore, but unless you are working with a video rig (matte box, follow-focus and rails) it really isn't a serious set back. The only reason I gave a rating of 4 over 5.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Good Accessory!

                                          By Massagran

                                          from Los Angeles

                                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Good Battery Life

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events
                                            • Wildlife photos

                                            Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                            Nice Grip. It makes your GH3 looks a more professional camera.

                                            • Ease of Operation:
                                            • 9
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice Product

                                            By GeorgioS

                                            from Port Jefferson, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Good Battery Life

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                                Makes the GH3 into a small professional camera. Excellent for vertical imaging with full access to the cameras functionality. Nearly doubles the length of time between recharges.

                                                • Ease of Operation:
                                                • 10
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Decent, but flawed

                                                By Van L.

                                                from Santa Cruz, CA

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                                      The battery grip improves GH3 handling quite a bit, not only in portrait orientation (as expected), but also in operating the camera horizontally (the extra height gives something bigger to hold on and a place to rest your pinky). The grip also doubles battery life (nice, though even one GH3 battery is quite capable for a day of shooting) and makes using the GH3 with a hand strap much nicer.

                                                      Having said that, I use my GH3 a lot for video and this battery grip has two main flaws in that regard. One, it offsets the tripod plate significantly, which makes use of the GH3 (w/ battery grip) on a shoulder rig problematic. The offset tripod plate also makes panning funky on tripods. Two, when you swap out the grip battery while recording video, the recording stops. That is: recording long videos by continuously swapping out batteries in the grip (and having the GH3 switch to the internal battery) is not possible. A bummer.

                                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                                      • 6

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great Accessory for a Great Camera

                                                      By Studio Photographer

                                                      from Maryland

                                                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Good Battery Life
                                                      • Small / Compact

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Family Photos
                                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                                        • Macro Photography
                                                        • Sports/Action
                                                        • Travel
                                                        • Weddings/Events

                                                        Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                                        The GH-3 is already a very ergonomic camera and if you are doing lots of vertical composition especially for studio needs this grip is great. Even for every day needs its a nice addition. Keep in mind the camera bag configuration will change if you use the grip.
                                                        You also have the added benefit of a longer battery life.

                                                        If you do video you do not need this grip since video is not done in the vertical format 99% of the time.

                                                        If you use a flash bracket this is a very nice addition as well.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        For stability

                                                        By Greg

                                                        from Seattle, WA

                                                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                                        See all my reviews

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Good in Low Light

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                                          • Macro Photography
                                                          • Travel

                                                          Comments about Panasonic Battery Grip for Lumix GH3 and GH4 Digital Cameras:

                                                          For me, purchasing the Lumix gh3 with 14-150mm Vario-Elmar and the battery grip was not a move up from using a point and shoot. It was a successful lateral move. I'm a semi-professional photographer and I've been in the image-making business for nearly 40 years. I've only used full-frame 35mm or larger cameras, so I was initially concerned that in moving to the lighter-weight Lumix gh3 system, I might lose the performance I'd come to expect from my gear. BUT I'm very happy to say that misconception was short lived.

                                                          I primarily photograph commissioned fine art, travel and architecture. I keep my kit simple. and of course, tastes areit's very individual,diosyncratic but to me, the Lumix gh3, battery grip and 14-150mm to me are the same as my d700 or d3, with battery grips and the Nikon 28-300mm lens— only significantly lighter weight but so far not lesser in image quality or durability of equipment (for my needs; – I don't shoot combat, combat, weddings or sports).

                                                          For me it's not a question of extended shooting or faster shooting; it's a stability issue. I simply like to have more to hang onto. And then in my case it's easier to change batteries by sliding them into the end of the unit because I've always got a plate for my tripod mount attached. I if it were on the body, I'd have to keep removing the plate to change the battery. AnotherThere is one really neat thing about the Panasonic that the Nikon didn't have isand that's the ability to choose which battery is used first if you are using two.

                                                          The camera is great, the lens is great, the grip is great, the adapter is great, everything is great. Life is beautiful— – thanks B&H.

                                                          • Ease of Operation:
                                                          • 9
                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

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