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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is Panasonic’s smallest and lightest digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) with a built-in flash. If cuteness were a review criteria, the compact GF3 would win it in spades with smooth curves, no hard edges, an aluminum body that comes in a number of attractive colors, including a stunning white version.

The GF3 or GF3X (a GF3 with a new X series power zoom lens attached) is squarely targeted to the point-and-shoot crowd who wants to step-up to DSLR image quality and performance but finds the traditional mirrored DSLRs to be more bulky and complex than they want to bother with. The GF3 packages all the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System allowing the same image quality and performance of an entry-level DSLR in a compact, light and user-friendly camera.

The Lumix GF3 features 12.1MP resolution of a FourThirds sensor, a 3.0-in. (460k-dot) Touch Panel LCD, Contonuous Shooting at 3.8fps, and Full HD Movie 1920 x 1080/60i. Point-and-Shoot users will choose to leave the camera on Intelligent AUTO mode while beginners and more advanced users have access to all the semi-auto and manual modes with PASM shooting modes and RAW file format.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (GF3X) is compact, elegant and targets those who are thinking of upgrading from their compact point-and-shoot digicams to a DSLR-level camera without the bulk and weight of a traditional DSLR.

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Panasonic GF3
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Panasonic GF3 US | CA | UK | Lumix  
Image Sensor 12.1 Megapixel, Live MOS 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Image Stabilization Lens-shift (optical), therefore dependent on lens attached
File Format RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Viewfinder n/a
Shutter Speed 1/4000 ~ 60 sec.
Continuous Shooting H: 3.8 frames/sec, M: 2.8 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files)
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Shooting Modes iA, iA+, PASM, Custom, Scene, Creative Control
Exposure Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
Autofocus Contrast AF system
AFS / AFC / MF
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF Assist Lamp
Touch shutter, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch MF Assist
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting / Portrait / Beauty Skin / Sport / Flower / Collection / Baby / Pet / Defocus Control
White Balance Bracket
Display Monitor 3.0 in. Touch panel LCD, 460k-dot
Movie [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) (SH: 17 Mbps)
Remote Control n/a
Battery Li-ion (340 shots, CIPA) included
Dimensions (W x H x D) 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm / 4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight 222 g / 7.83 oz (Body only)
264 g / 9.31 oz. (with card and battery)
MSRP with LUMIX G X VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S. kit lens: US $749.99 / CAD $799.99 / UK £ / €

*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.




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