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Panasonic Lumix GF3 Review, Specification and Price

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Panasonic Lumix GF3 Review, Specifications & Details

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Review, Specifications & Details

Panasonic Lumix GF3 is claimed to be the world smallest inter-changeable lens camera by Panasonic. It was launched in USA only after few months of Panasonic GF2. Panasonic Lumix GF3 looks very attractive and with its touch screen, it is quite easy to use also. Navigation through various features is easy and it won’t involve putting too much time to learn it.

With its small size, Panasonic Lumix GF3 is easy to carry and delivers very good pictures. You can change lenses to shoot different kind of pictures. Video quality is good and it will be priced around Rs 31000 in India. Panasonic Lumix GF3 is a very good camera for those who want to upgrade from Point and Shoot cameras to SLR. It has got most of the features of a advanced Digital SLR. In comparison of other Interchangeable lens cameras, Panasonic Lumix GF3 fairs well. Along with other modes, it is extremely handy to use it with iA+ mode which is available with Panasonic Lumix GF3.

TYPE
Type Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR
Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 13.06 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 12.10 Megapixels
Color filter Primary colour filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM
Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, / MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4000×3000(L) / 2816×2112(M) / 2048×1536(S) / 1600×1200(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[3:2] 4000×2672(L) / 2816×1880(M) / 2048×1360(S) / 1600×1064(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[16:9] 4000×2248(L) / 2816×1584(M) / 1920×1080(S) / 1600×904(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L) / 2112 x 2112 (M) / 1504 x 1504 (S) / 1440×1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion Image (Motion JPEG*1) [4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps / [HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps
Motion Image (AVCHD*2 : NTSC) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p)(SH:17Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCHD*2 : PAL) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p)(SH:17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 160 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 170 min with H-H014
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 130 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 150 min with H-H014
FOCUS
Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS/ AFC/ MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint
AF detective range EV 0 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp YES
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Light metering system 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket 3,5 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±4/3 EV
WHITE BALANCE
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting / Portrait / Beauty skin / Sport / Flower / Collection / Baby / Pet / defocus control
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis
SHUTTER
Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60
Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)
Self timer 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
SCENE MODE
Still Image SCN mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / /Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illiminatioms / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Movie SCN mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Flower / Food / Objects / Low-light / Party / Sunset / (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Movie Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Movie SCN mode is recorded in mode suitable for the recording situation.)
CREATIVE CONTROL
Creative control (Still image & Motion image) Expressive / Retro / High key / Sepia / High Dyamic / Miniature
BURST SHOOTING
Burst speed H: 3.8 frames/sec, M: 2.8 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images 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)
BUILT-IN-FLASH
Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160 ・m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync
LCD MONITOR
Type TFT LCD with Touch panel
Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels 460K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Cnotrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
LIVE VIEW
Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion image: 3.1x (SH/H in AVCHD and HD/WVGA in Motion JPEG), 4.2x (VGA/QVGA in Motion JPEG)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram
PLAYBACK
Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/AVCHD/Motion JPEG/3D Play/Category/Favorite), Title Edit, / Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
Protection Single / Multi, Single in Burst Group / Multi in Burst Group, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT
Direct Print PictBridge compatible(Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable)
INTERFACE
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Linear PCM
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market
Microphone Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High / Microphone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE
OSD language English, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Persian
GENERAL
Power
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 340 images with H-H014
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 Approx. 264g / 9.31 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 222g / 7.83 oz (Body only) / Approx. 319g / 11.25 oz (SD card, Battery, H-H014 lens included)
Operating Environment
Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 80%
Standard Accessories
Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD Edition / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / Super LoiloScope (trial version) / USB Driver
Standard accessories Battery Charger, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Stylus pen, CD-ROM / * Body cap not included for DMC-GF3C kit and DMC-GF3W kit / ** Lens rear cap of H-H014 lens not included for DMC-GF3C kit and DMC-GF3W Kit
INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1
Lens Name LUMIX G 14mm/F2.5 ASPH.
Lens Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (3 aspherical lenses)
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer No
Focal Length f=14mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture F2.5
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.18m / 0.59ft
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.10x / 0.20x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75°

Sample Images

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Sample Image with Review

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Sample Image with Review

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Sample Image with Review

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Sample Image with Review

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