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Panasonic GF3 review

Small, classy and touchy-feely

Sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS (CMOS) with 12.1 million effective pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio

Focal length conversion
2x

Memory
SD/SDHC/SDXC

Viewfinder
None, LCD only

Video
Motion JPEG: QVGA: 320 x 240 at 30fps, VGA: 640 x 480 at 30fps, HD: 1280 x 720 at 30fps
AVCHD (NTSC): Full HD 1920×1080 at 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps), HD 1280 x 720 at 60i (sensor output is 30p)(SH:17Mbps)
AVCHD (PAL): Full HD 1920×1080 at 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps), HD 1280 x 720 at 50i (sensor output is 25p)(SH:17Mbps)

ISO range
ISO 160-6400

Focusing
Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint AF plus manual focusing, Quick AF, Continuous AF and Touch shutter

Max burst rate
3.8fps

Screen
3in 460,000 dot touch-sensitive LCD

Shutter speeds
1/4000-60sec, bulb

Weight
Approx. 264g including SD card, battery and body
Approx. 222g body only
Approx. 319g including SD card, battery, body and 14mm lens

Dimensions
107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm (excluding protrusions)

Power supply
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix G
ColourRed
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG, AVCHD
Weight (Approximate)222 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, REACH
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution13.1 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height67.1 mm
Width107.7 mm
Depth32.5 mm
Autofocus Points23
Product SeriesG
Optical Zoom(Lens 1) - 3x (Lens 2)
Focal Length14 mm14 mm to 42 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GF3
Product NameLumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-GF3WEB-R
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

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 smallest and lightest system camera. Even though the DMC-GF3 pursued the ultimate compactness, Panasonic did not compromise in the equipment of camera such as built-in flash. Additionally, the operation on DMC-GF3 is smooth and easy with optimum layout of control buttons, the newly adopted control dial and the touch-screen operation.

Battery Life340 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless Camera
  • H-H014 Lens
  • H-FS014042 Lens
  • 2 x Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker