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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera

IT Reviews.com Best Buy buy-n-shoot.com Platinum Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
MILC 12.1MP Live MOS Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The DMC-GF3, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, achieves downsizing by approx. 16.7% in size and 16.2% in weight compared with the DMC-GF2 to break the record of being the world 's... More
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41 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Panasonic camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se and Gagadget.com.

Furthermore, this camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and it received a "Best Buy" award from IT Reviews.com. This MILC camera also received a "Platinum" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this Panasonic camera. Fotovideo.nu gave this camera a "Bronze" award and said it was good and it received a Photoreview.com.au "Editor's Choice" award.

Magnus.de gave this camera a "Buying Tip" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this MILC camera is 80%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who bought the product wrote that it was able to produce good images. A. Armogida wrote on Amazon “For me it works very well, I just hit the iA button when I pass it to my partner or daughter and they take great pictures with it too” in their review. Crazy_chick mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Picture quality is excellent and with the ability to take several shots at once, I would recommend a large memory card with is rated as fast” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Crazy_chick also mentioned “With a good photo editor program on your computer it is very easy to crop pictures so that you can print off a nice 4"x6" photo on your printer”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 had a good ISO range. Nutwoodwanderer said in their review “Trying to achieve the same by adjusting the aperture wasn't as effective and the ISO settings only made bit of a difference” .

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Four years ago Nutwoodwanderer wrote on Amazon “In the shop, this seemed to perform effortlessly in low light”.

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Good Video Capture

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers concluded that it was good for video recording. Lmd Burrell said “Then bought a Sony Cyber Shot with 20X zoom! The camera itself took good pictures and videos to a memory card (not supplied)” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Five years ago Mr. D Field said “Video As seems to be the norm with any camera right now, by the click of a button the camera becomes a video camera shooting VERY good 1080p video”. Mr. D Field also said “The camera uses either MP4 format or AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 said that it had a good lens. Alan Ross wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon four years ago “Love the 14mm pancake lens which is very sharp”. Crazy_chick mentioned “The Zoom lens is very nice” in their review of this digital camera. Hauki said on Amazon five years ago “The Panasonic GF3 with the 14mm lens is a very compact camera able to produce superb quality images”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. J. Morris mentioned on Amazon “This is a very nice touch that allows you to focus properly, despite the lack of a viewfinder”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Performance as found in the Lumix G3 model the GF3 ups the Compact System Camera ante by offering a super-fast autofocus” . Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine five years ago “High speed focusing, fast continuous shooting”.

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom. Mr. D Field mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review five years ago “The control over the zoom is very fine” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Alan Ross mentioned on Amazon “Nice little camera which goes everywhere with me (unlike the bulky DSLR) and allows me good control of the shots”. Crazy_chick said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon “Do remember to remove the protective hood if you are going to use the flash as it will cast a shadow in your pictures if you do not do so”. Mr Steve gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon “Great Photo's & Easy to Use”.

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Hauki wrote “The menus are very user friendly and combined with the touch screen makes programming and changing settings quick and easy, Focusing is very quick”. Four years ago J. Morris wrote “All settings can be tweeked manually with the quick menu and has full ISO settings” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review and rated this digital camera as excellent. Mr. D Field wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Puts in into a situation where the camera chooses the best settings for you that the camera can determine”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 had a good interface. Mr. D Field said on Amazon five years ago “Thankfully for every touch interface option Panasonic have made the sensible option to also use the buttons on the camera as well” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 as excellent.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Twasme wrote on Amazon five years ago “It also feels quite comfortable with smaller zoom lenses.” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review.

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Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Mr. D Field wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has a built in flash as well” and gave the product an excellent review score. Tony wrote “Unlike the very poor, yet pricey Camcorder i had looked into, this was immediately distinguished by its build quality-good slightly weighty feel, giving it a reassuring feel” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 a rating of 5 stars. Zoom mentioned on Amazon five years ago “An excellent camera with the exception of the cover for the various sockets, which is flimsy rubber rather than the solid metal flap used on previous models”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. A. Armogida rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “Is sturdy enough to take a good photo” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review. J. Morris mentioned on Amazon “The build is sturdy, if a little lens-heavy” in their review.

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Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners reckoned that this digital camera was good looking. Three years ago C. Lux said on Amazon “This is a really great camera, easy to use, beautiful photos”. In the same month M. Kelly wrote on Amazon “And what a combination! Images are beautifully crisp and clear, with exceptionally high IQ” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Nutwoodwanderer said “Yes, there were lots of pluses - the interface seemed pretty intuitive and easy to find things” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was neat. J. Morris said “The lens comes with a hood & a branded-carry-belt that attaches neatly to the sides”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewer reckoned that it was luxurious. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Extremely compact and luxurious, takes gorgeous photos”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review five years ago “For all its benefits, including its fast autofocus system and small, highly portable design”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 agreed that it was good value for money. J. Morris scored this digital camera very highly and said “For this price, this is a fantastic camera that will produce quality photos with a professional feel to them” in their review. M. Kelly wrote on Amazon “This kit proved a very convenient, cost effective way to get into MFT photography” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 a score of 4 stars. Zhulinfan gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It has good quality and reasonable price”.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. C. Lux said on Amazon three years ago “Very cheap plastic by the feel of it”. Tony wrote on Amazon “I saw this absolute bargain at J Lewis in Kingston, while looking at another Panasonic Video camera for a client”. Tony also mentioned “Also the bonus is that these lenses double their focal length on this camera so a cheap 135mm lens becomes a near enough 300mm lens”.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 concluded that it was cheap. Four years ago Crazy_chick said “For my budget the GF3 is sufficient” in their review and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. A. Armogida mentioned on Amazon “I didn't want a compact point & shoot because I didn't want to compromise on quality.”. A. Armogida also wrote “The camera with this lens is compact enough not to be a nuisance”. Alan Ross wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 “Nice compact camera”.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good weight. Mr. D Field rated it as excellent and mentioned “Taking the camera out of the box to it, there is a nice feel of weight to it considering its size” in their review. Expert review site Thestar.com.my rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 4 stars and mentioned “The design, size and weight makes the camera easy to use for everyday shooting” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good depth. A. Armogida wrote “I like the depth of field and have used it for filming videos also”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Five years ago Itreviews.com mentioned “If you're ready to make that leap from compact digital cameras to the bigger league, then the compact and lightweight Lumix DMC-GF3 with its extremely impressive images”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Andrei rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Small and strong with picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Andrei also said “It's strong sides are its image quality for the size (when coupled with a winning lens)”. Art Lover wrote in his review “Great Quality in a Pocket”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners wrote that it was mirrorless. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 on Ephotozine “All of these cameras fit into the mirrorless compact system camera category”. Five years ago expert website T3.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review “The third generation Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is its most compact mirror-less interchangeable lens camera”. Expert website Gizmodo.com said “Mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras—even affordable ones—are getting really, really good” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review and rated it 80 out of 100.

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had a good screen. C. Lux mentioned “Without the use of the screen it's useless” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Mr. D Field mentioned in their review “The Touch screen seems responsive enough”.

One person concluded that it had a good viewfinder. R. P. J. White wrote four years ago “The only thing I miss is a view finder” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

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Good Flash

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash. Nutwoodwanderer said “This only worked when I could get close enough for the flash to be effective - it's not a very powerful flash”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is currently the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera with built in flash”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The built-in flash has taken its place above the lens”.

Good Brand

We checked 7,426 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its MILC digital cameras range.

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Good Support

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Geoffrey Ellis said “Good lenses albeit in manual” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. D Field mentioned on Amazon “The lens which came with the camera is a manual zoom sense which i love”. Smarthouse.com.au mentioned “Key Features * 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor * 3in, 460k-dot touch-screen LCD * Super-fast AF system * 1080i Full HD movie recording * Full manual controlBarely two years have elapsed since Panasonic” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Alan Ross gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Battery life is very good” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 was noisy. Five years ago Twasme wrote on Amazon “Their previous cameras had discernible luminance noise when viewed full scale, which seems to be absent here”.

Good Technical Features

A few people who purchased the product concluded that it had good features. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Now features a more compact battery”. Expert website Evogadget.com said “The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3W is a pretty decent camera, with good specifications and features”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 17.30 x 13.00mm.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is in fact the best optical sensor size across all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 1/4"" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size across comparable types of camera.

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3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-GF3 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-GF3 supports video recording, unlike most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 which do not support video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4[plb_2173892_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price], and the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 is 37fps. The Lumix DMC-GF3 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 15s and 240s. At 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.18 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF3. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 is 0.018m, the largest is 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.23m.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF3. The ISO speeds "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-GF3 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3. The camera file system "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Narrow

The Lumix DMC-GF3 is quite narrow (only 107.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3 have widths of between 98mm and 170mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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Very Thin

At only 32.5 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF3. The depths of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF3 range from 22mm to 95mm, and the average depth is 44mm.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the Lumix DMC-GF3 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF3. The power source "USB" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.00625 seconds, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0031s to 4s.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10mm and the longest is 42mm. At only 14 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF3.

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18 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-GF3 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF3 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GF3 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (14.2MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7[plb_2013856_price] (16MP).

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Heavy

The lightest camera of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF3 is 70g , the heaviest is 680g, and the average weight is 310g. With a weight of 429 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF3 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 100mm. The Lumix DMC-GF3 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 42 millimeters) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a greater number of shooting modes than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF3. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 48MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 13.06 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a higher image resolution than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only 2112 X 2112 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a 2112 x 2112 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992, 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672 and 4000 x 3000. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3 is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF3 the battery capacities range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,400mAh. At only 940 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF3.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 740,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 460,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF3.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 6,400, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF3. MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 2,500 and 410,000.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 48 gigabytes) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average maximum memory card size of MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 is 88GB.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF3, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 of 264 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF3 have weights of between 0.22kg and 270kg, and the average weight is 53kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price], or the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price].

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GF3 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF3.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price].

If this MILC camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Expert Reviews

(97)
6 December 2012

The Panasonic GF3 is sheik, light, but still feels solid. The Panasonic GF3 brings the Micro Four Thirds camp a new definition of small. Micro Four Thirds cameras use large CMOS sensors much... Read more…

1 June 2012

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3W is a pretty decent camera, with good specifications and features. At the end of this test we consider that this camera a good choice if you want to buy a Micro...

4 January 2012

You're ready for a camera upgrade. You've outgrown the best point-and-shoot cameras, but a DSLR is a little excessive. Luckily for you, there's a middle ground. Mirrorless, interchangeable lens... Read more…

If this is the way it?s going, I?m all for it: smaller, interchangeable lens cameras, with decently-sized sensors and sophisticated image processing internals.Panasonic and Sony seem to be waging... Read more…

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User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 2 November 2011 by Tony

I am a professional photographer but wanted a small and compact high quality camera that could shoot HD video. I saw this absolute bargain at J Lewis in Kingston, while looking at another... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2011 by Twasme

The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is, at the time of introduction, Pansonic's smallest Compact System Camera. It has a "micro four thirds" lens mount, so is compatible with lenses made for other Lumix G... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2012 by NutwoodWanderer

Bought this camera just before Xmas and took it on a 10 day holiday where I tested it extensively. I am not an expert - this is my first upgrade from a decent compact. I read all the reviews and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2011 by Hauki

The Panasonic GF3 with the 14mm lens is a very compact camera able to produce superb quality images, the menus are very user friendly and combined with the touch screen makes programming and... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2012 by J. Morris
(Verified Purchase)

This is the GF-3 compact in the much-lauded Lumix range, this one includes the body and the vari-focal lens 14-42mm. For technical specifications; please see the product descriptions. I have to... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgf3, dmcgf3k, DMC-S2V, dmcgf3c, dmcgf3x, dmcgf3xr, dmcgf3xe, dmcgf3ke, dmcgf3keg, dmcgf3xef, DMC-GF2CS, K-82754-01, dmcgf3xefk, dmcgf3xegk, dmcgf3xefr, K-82755-02, dmcgf3kegr, DMC-GF3CEB-R, DMC-GF3W-BODY, panasonic gf3, panasonic 121, panasonic gf3x, panasonic 121m, panasonic gf3xt, panasonic 121mp, panasonic gf3xk, panasonic dmcgf3, panasonic dmcgf3r
Barcodes 00017986536751, 00195565244676, 00662425830886, 00662425830916, 00689466737172, 00689466737189, 00885170000000, 00885170033535, 00885170033634, 00885170051805, 00885170051812, 00885170051829, 00885170051836, 00885170051935, 00885170061705, 00885170061712, 00885170061729, 00885170061736, 00885170061767, 00885170068988, 00885170069022, 04984824925595, 05025232637393, 05025232637409, 05025232637416, 05025232637447, 05025232637461, 05025232637478, 05025232637485, 05025232637522

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