Panasonic DMC GF3

The Panasonic Lumix DMC GF3 is a 12 megapixel compact system camera. Even by the standards set by this type of camera the Lumix DMC GF3 is a compact size. In fact Panasonic have reduced both camera size and weight by approximately 16% when compared with the previous model.

One of the added attractions of the Lumix DMC GF3 is the fact that you can access some of the controls via a touch screen interface. You also have some buttons and dials available to access controls in a more traditional way. The LCD screen is 3 inches in size.

Features are fairly typical for a compact system camera. You have a set of manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority) for when you want to add your own creative touch to your photos. Focusing options are built around a 23 area Auto Focus system. Images can be stored in RAW format. This gives you increased control when working with post production packages such as Photoshop.

With some compact system cameras the flash unit needs to be attached to the camera when it is required. Panasonic have opted to build a flash unit into the body of the Lumix DMC GF3.

You can also shoot Full High Definition movies

Panasonic have produced versions of the Lumix DMC GF3 in black, red and silver.


Panasonic DMC GF3


Camera Type: Compact System Camera

12 Megapixels

Dimensions: 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5mm

Weight: 264g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Panasonic DMC GF3 Details

Style

Compact System Camera

Megapixels

12

LCD Screen

3

MemoryCards

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Aspect Ratios

4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

File Formats

JPEG RAW

Shutter Speed

69 to 1/4000 seconds

Sensitivity

Auto ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400

White Balance Settings

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting / Portrait / Beauty skin / Sport / Flower / Collection / Baby / Pet / defocus control

ExposureCompensation

1/3EV Step ±3EV

Flash Modes

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, / Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

Flash Range

6.3m

Shooting Modes

Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / /Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illiminatioms / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset

Maximum Movie Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

Unknown

Maximum Movie Duration

Unknown

Viewfinder

No

Metering

Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

No

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5mm

Weight

264g