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Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm

Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm
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A good spec and multi award winning MILC camera, with a platinum award from one expert review website and 9 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 12.1MP 4" 4000 X 3000 Pixels Oct 2011
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Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm number 750 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
118 Reviews + 10 Awards
75
Features
Good Features
61
Age
6 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus three other sites and a "Bronze" from Fotovideo.nu. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, battery life and excellent design. However they also report inferior technical features.
The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

54
Portrait Photography
Average
64
Landscape Photography
Good
56
Everyday Photography
Average
62
Sports Photography
Good
69
Wildlife Photography
Good

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm?

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm is 107.7mm wide and 67.1mm tall. It is 32.5mm deep and weighs 222g.

Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm front dimensions
Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm size in context

Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

10 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the digital cameras.

Four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic camera. This was from Gagadget.com, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se and Camera Labs who gave it an "Recommended".

Furthermore, this Panasonic digital camera received a "Bronze" award from website Fotovideo.nu and it received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award. This camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Photoreview.com.au.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both endorsed this Panasonic camera. This camera received a "Best Buy" award from website IT Reviews.com who concluded it was was very good and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this Panasonic camera was very good. This was from Magnus.de who gave it an "Buying Tip".

Good Expert Reviews

54 experts from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this Panasonic camera on average 80%.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this Panasonic digital camera rated this digital camera 88% on average. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Inferior Technical Features

Two customers considered that it did not have good features.

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 13,199 expert and user reviews (including 3,558 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Users Report Nice Design

Four owners reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm had a good autofocus, three people wrote that it had a good zoom and two owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made and two people who purchased it wrote that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to use and two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm in October 2011.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of 6,400 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 45% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of 222g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 46% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 51% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras is 1GB, the largest is 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of 48GB is larger than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zoom of the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of 16x is higher than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm of only 460,000 pixels is in the lowest 34% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Custom Colours

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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3D

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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340 Battery Life

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm is a digital camera that takes 340 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm supports a maximum still image resolution of 1600 x 1064. That's 42% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DMC-GF3X + G VARIO 14-42mm features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00017986536751, 00195565244676, 00662425830886, 00662425830916, 00689466737172, 00689466737189, 00885170033535, 00885170033634, 00885170051812, 00885170051829, 00885170051836, 00885170051935, 00885170061705, 00885170061712, 00885170061729, 00885170061736, 00885170061767, 00885170068988, 00885170069022, 04984824925595, 05025232637393, 05025232637409, 05025232637416, 05025232637447, 05025232637461, 05025232637478, 05025232637485, 05025232637522

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