Summary Panasonic DMC-GF3

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-42mm lens
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 12 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-GF3

"The GF3 has a combination touch screen and traditional button interface, but Panasonic has replaced the discrete four-way nav buttons and jog dial with a more point-and-shoot-like combination button/dial." | talking about the camera's button-layout
"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 delivers excellent performance and good-to-great photo quality." | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The video quality is suitable for consumer clips." | talking about the camera's video-quality


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The Panasonic DMC-GF3 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
264 g
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Size Quite small Help
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Panasonic DMC-GF3 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
459 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.6 bits
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.8 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
June 2011
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.1 EV
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
1900 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
312 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Cestmoi (4:51 AM, June 14, 2011)
Love how the lens size disrespects the camera body, with that slight bump up the emphasis is defiantly given to what this camera sees - not how it is controlled..