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Panasonic DMC-GF3 Digital Camera

MILC 12.1MP 2x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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34 Reasons For

Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 was good looking. C. Lux mentioned on Amazon three years ago “This is a really great camera, easy to use, beautiful photos” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review. M. Kelly mentioned “And what a combination! Images are beautifully crisp and clear, with exceptionally high IQ”. Nutwoodwanderer mentioned on Amazon “Yes, there were lots of pluses - the interface seemed pretty intuitive and easy to find things” but even so they scored the product 2 stars.

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 concluded that it was neat. J. Morris mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The lens comes with a hood & a branded-carry-belt that attaches neatly to the sides” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was luxurious. Expertreviews.co.uk gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 on expert website Expert Reviews “Extremely compact and luxurious, takes gorgeous photos”.

One customer concluded that it was a good design. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Imaging Resource.com “For all its benefits, including its fast autofocus system and small, highly portable design”.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners considered that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Lmd Burrell mentioned on Amazon “Then bought a Sony Cyber Shot with 20X zoom! The camera itself took good pictures and videos to a memory card (not supplied)” nonetheless they rated the product 60 out of 100. Mr. D Field wrote “The camera uses either MP4 format or AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Mr. D Field also said “The video files are a reasonable size and very good quality”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Four years ago Alan Ross wrote on Amazon “Love the 14mm pancake lens which is very sharp” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Crazy_chick mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review “The Zoom lens is very nice”. Hauki wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Panasonic GF3 with the 14mm lens is a very compact camera able to produce superb quality images”.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. J. Morris scored it 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “This is a very nice touch that allows you to focus properly, despite the lack of a viewfinder”. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 “Performance as found in the Lumix G3 model the GF3 ups the Compact System Camera ante by offering a super-fast autofocus”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Mr. D Field scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The control over the zoom is very fine”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased it thought it was able to produce good images. A. Armogida gave it a very good review score and wrote “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”. Crazy_chick said in their review “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”. 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”.

Several people who purchased it wrote that it had a good ISO range. Four years ago Nutwoodwanderer said “Trying to achieve the same by adjusting the aperture wasn't as effective and the ISO settings only made bit of a difference” however despite that they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. D Field scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon “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”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com scored it 5 stars and wrote “High speed focusing, fast continuous shooting”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Nutwoodwanderer mentioned “In the shop, this seemed to perform effortlessly in low light”.

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Good Size

Fourty-seven customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 agreed that it was compact. Two years ago A. Armogida wrote “I didn't want a compact point & shoot because I didn't want to compromise on quality.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. A. Armogida also said “The camera with this lens is compact enough not to be a nuisance”. Alan Ross scored the product 5 stars and he said “Nice compact camera”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers considered that this digital camera was a good weight. Mr. D Field wrote on Amazon five years ago “Taking the camera out of the box to it, there is a nice feel of weight to it considering its size” and gave it a very good review score. Thestar.com.my mentioned in their review “The design, size and weight makes the camera easy to use for everyday shooting” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. A. Armogida said on Amazon two years ago “I like the depth of field and have used it for filming videos also” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 considered that it was lightweight. Itreviews.com mentioned in their review “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 reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Andrei wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 on Amazon “Small and strong with picture quality”. Andrei also said “It's strong sides are its image quality for the size (when coupled with a winning lens)”. Art Lover said on Amazon “Great Quality in a Pocket” in his review and gave it a very good review score.

Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Four years ago Alan Ross said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon “Nice little camera which goes everywhere with me (unlike the bulky DSLR) and allows me good control of the shots” and scored it very highly. Crazy_chick wrote “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 mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 on Amazon “Great Photo's & Easy to Use”.

Six customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Hauki wrote on Amazon “The menus are very user friendly and combined with the touch screen makes programming and changing settings quick and easy, Focusing is very quick” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Four years ago J. Morris said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 on Amazon “All settings can be tweeked manually with the quick menu and has full ISO settings”. Five years ago Mr. D Field mentioned “Puts in into a situation where the camera chooses the best settings for you that the camera can determine” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 a score of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it said that it had a good interface. Five years ago Mr. D Field wrote “Thankfully for every touch interface option Panasonic have made the sensible option to also use the buttons on the camera as well” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Twasme said five years ago “It also feels quite comfortable with smaller zoom lenses.” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

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Robust

A number of customers concluded that the product was well made. Mr. D Field mentioned in their review on Amazon “It has a built in flash as well”. Tony said on Amazon “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. Zoom gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “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”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Two years ago A. Armogida scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Is sturdy enough to take a good photo” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review. J. Morris mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review “The build is sturdy, if a little lens-heavy” and rated the product as excellent.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 was good value for money. J. Morris wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on Amazon “For this price, this is a fantastic camera that will produce quality photos with a professional feel to them” and rated it as very good. M. Kelly said “This kit proved a very convenient, cost effective way to get into MFT photography” and scored it 80 out of 100. Zhulinfan said on Amazon two years ago “It has good quality and reasonable price” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago C. Lux said on Amazon “Very cheap plastic by the feel of it” in their review nonetheless they gave it a score of 3 stars. Tony mentioned in his review of this digital camera “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 said in their reviews that it was cheap. Crazy_chick mentioned on Amazon “For my budget the GF3 is sufficient”.

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Good Brand

MILC digital cameras built by Panasonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC digital cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

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

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 mentioned that it had a good screen. C. Lux wrote “Without the use of the screen it's useless” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Five years ago Mr. D Field said “The Touch screen seems responsive enough”.

One person wrote that it had a good viewfinder. R. P. J. White gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The only thing I miss is a view finder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review.

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Good Flash

A few customers concluded that this digital camera had a good flash. Nutwoodwanderer mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 “This only worked when I could get close enough for the flash to be effective - it's not a very powerful flash” . Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is currently the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera with built in flash” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review on expert website Digital Versus “The built-in flash has taken its place above the lens” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Good Support

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 had good technical guidance. Geoffrey Ellis mentioned in his review “Good lenses albeit in manual” and scored it 5 stars. Mr. D Field mentioned “The lens which came with the camera is a manual zoom sense which i love” in their review. Five years ago expert website Smarthouse.com.au said in their review “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”.

Good Battery Life

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Alan Ross he mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is very good”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Twasme scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Their previous cameras had discernible luminance noise when viewed full scale, which seems to be absent here” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Now features a more compact battery” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Evogadget.com said “The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3W is a pretty decent camera, with good specifications and features” in their review.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-GF3 supports video capability. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-GF3 do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm[plb_1609267_price], or the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-GF3, the DMC-GF3 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the DMC-GF3 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[plb_2013856_price], or the Sigma DP2 Quattro[plb_2402072_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has Three Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Panasonic DMC-GF3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-GF3. The image editings "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-GF3 range from 4s to 240s. The DMC-GF3 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.18 meters, the DMC-GF3 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-GF3. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.05m and 0.3m.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic DMC-GF3 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White, Sepia and Skin tones are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The worst still image resolution of all MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-GF3 is 1024 x 768 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Has Four Shooting Modess

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a greater number of shooting modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivitys "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. 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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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.00625 seconds, the DMC-GF3 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The flash sync-speeds of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-GF3 range from 0.004s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.98s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the Panasonic DMC-GF3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-GF3. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the DMC-GF3 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 14 millimeters, the DMC-GF3 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-GF3 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 10mm to 42mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic DMC-GF3 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price], or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite). The DMC-GF3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-GF3 is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 27mm, the longest is 870mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm. At only 42 millimeters, the DMC-GF3 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-GF3.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The DMC-GF3 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-GF3. The flash modess "Flash on", "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP. With a total megapixels of only 13.06 megapixels, the DMC-GF3 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-GF3.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

The DMC-GF3 is a one number of aspheric elements digital camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-GF3.

The best image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The DMC-GF3 has a quite small battery capacity (only 940 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the battery capacitys range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic DMC-GF3 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-GF3.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have display resolution (numeric)s of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-GF3.

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Only 320 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DMC-GF3 which takes 320 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-GF3. MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-GF3 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 264 kilograms, the DMC-GF3 is one of the heaviest cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-GF3 amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the weights range from 0.4kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 53kg.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-GF3

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-GF3 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price].

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31" and higher rated), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31" and higher rated), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7" and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-GF3 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (8x), or the Alpha A5100L[pl_2421454_price] (8x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-GF3 has a relatively typical weight (264 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price] (269g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

15 July 2011

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Super-fast AF performance
Touch AF and Touch Shutter control
Intuitive touch-screen control
High quality (though aging) sensor capable of excellent raw file output
JPEGs show slightly improved high ISO performance (compared to the G 2)
Hot-shoe connection has been removed
Pop-up flash a bit delicate
Controls somewhat overcomplicated
First look at the Panasonic Lumix G 3
Reviewed by Audley Jarvis
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Solid metal build
Easy to use
Responsive touch screen and AF
Creative Control modes including the punchy Expressive
Compact
Pricey compared to a fixed-lens compact like Panasonics L 5 458.99)
Mono sound
No hotshoe and accessory port
Slightly soft kit lens
So-so low-light performance

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Dfiallos
Dfiallos would recommend the Sharp Aquos Crystal

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Reviewed 11 May 2012 by Alan Ross
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera which goes everywhere with me (unlike the bulky DSLR) and allows me good control of the shots. Like the option of the touch screen but can be a bit fiddly. Love the 14mm pancake... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2008 by Kamal S

Just bought this laptop from Amzaon for my mom so she can chat with us from home. Laptop is amazing lookwise and featurewise, especially that wonderful webcam. I also got 120 GB HDD with this... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgf3, dmcgf3k, DMC-S2V, dmcgf3c, dmcgf3x, dmcgf3xr, dmcgf3xe, dmcgf3ke, dmcgf3keg, dmcgf3xef, DMC-GF2CS, K-82754-01, dmcgf3xefk, dmcgf3xefr, K-82755-02, dmcgf3kegr, DMC-GF3CEB-R, triax dmcgf3, DMC-GF3W-BODY, triax dmcgf3k, panasonic 121, triax dmcgf3ke, panasonic 121m, panasonic 121mp, triax dmcgf3keb, panasonic dmcgf3, triax dmcgf3kebk, panasonic dmcgf3c
Barcodes 00662425830886, 00662425830916, 00689466737172, 00689466737189, 00885170033535, 00885170033634, 00885170051768, 00885170051812, 00885170051829, 00885170051836, 00885170061705, 00885170061712, 00885170061729, 00885170061736, 00885170061767, 00885170068988, 00885170069022, 04984824925595, 05025232637393, 05025232637409, 05025232637416, 05025232637447, 05025232637461, 05025232637478, 05025232637485, 05025232637522, 05025232637539, 05025232637546, 05025232637553, 05025232637591

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