Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Review

Announced May 12, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The G3 is a camera that is easy to use and produces excellent image quality--a step up from previous G-series models. Its overall handling and touchscreen interface have distinct appeal for users moving up from a point-and-shoot. Yet it offers the manual controls and custom parameters that enthusiasts in the market for a smaller, lighter body would expect.

Good for

Users upgrading from a point-and-shoot, low light shooters, photographers who shoot video regularly

Not so good for

Anyone that prefers lots of direct control points, or enjoys shooting sports/action

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Movie / video mode
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