Panasonic DMC-G3 In-depth Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 specifications
|Price (with 14-42 mm kit lens)||• US: $ 699
• UK: £ 628.99
|Sensor*|| 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
17.3 x 13.0 mm
16.6 million total pixels
15.8 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Supersonic wave filter
|Image sizes*|| 4592 x 3448 (4:3)
• 3232 x 2424 (4:3)
• 2272 x 1704 (4:3)
1824 x 1368 (4:3 - With 3D lens)
4576 x 3056 (3:2)
• 3232 x 2160 (3:2)
• 2272 x 1520 (3:2)
1824 x 1216 (3:2 - With 3D lens)
4576 x 2576 (16:9)
• 3232 x 1824 (16:9)
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
1824 x 1024 (16:9 - With 3D lens)
3424 x 3424 (1:1)
• 2416 x 2416 (1:1)
• 1712 x 1712 (1:1)
1712 x 1712 (1:1 - With 3D lens)
|Image sizes (Motion)||NTSC TV Regions:
1920 x 1080, 60i (from 30fps sensor output) FSH - 17 Mbps*
1280 x 720, 60p (from 30fps sensor output) SH - 17 Mbps
• Motion JPEG:
1280 x 720 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
320 x 240 (30fps)
|PAL TV Regions:
1920 x 1080, 50i (from 25 fps sensor output) FSH - 17 Mbps*
1280 x 720, 50p (from 25 fps sensor output) SH - 17 Mbps
• Motion JPEG:
1280 x 720 (30fps)
640 x 480 (30fps)
320 x 240 (30fps)
|Aspect ratios|| 4:3
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG Fine
RAW + JPEG Standard
MPO + Fine (when used with 3D lens)
MPO + Standard (when used with 3D lens)
|File formats (Movie)||• AVCHD*
• QuickTime Motion JPEG
|Focus modes||• AFS
|AF modes||• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
• 1 Area Focusing
• Pinpoint AF*
• Touch AF
• MF Assist (4x picture-in-picture*, 5x, 10x)
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||Lens-based on specific lenses|
|Extended optical zoom||Yes|
|Digital zoom|| Up to 4x|
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• iAuto (Switchable to iA+)
|Scene modes||• Portrait
• Soft Skin
• Peripheral Defocus
• Night Portrait
• Night Scenery
• Baby 1
• Baby 2
|Scene modes (movie)||• Portrait
• Soft Skin
If movie shooting is initiated from a scene mode without a movie shooting equivalent, the camera will select an appropriate mode based on shooting conditions.
• Intelligent ISO
• ISO 160*
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
|ISO steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Metering range||0 to 18 EV|
|Metering modes||• Multiple-Weighted
|AE Lock||• With Fn1 button set to AEL/AFL
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3, 5, 7 frames
• in 1/3 or 2/3
|Exposure compensation||• -5.0 to +5.0 EV*
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 60 -1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to approx 2 mins*)
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|Shutter speed (Movie)||• 1/6000 -1/30 sec||• 1/6000 -1/25 sec|
|White balance||• Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 10,000 K, 100K steps)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias)|
|WB Bracketing||• 3 shots
•+/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Photo Style (Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom)
Each with the following options and the ability to save a variant as 'Custom'
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Noise reduction (5 levels)
|Drive modes*||• Single
• Continuous SH (20 fps at 4MP)
• Continuous H (4 fps)
• Continuous M (3 fps with Live view)
• Continuous L (2 fps with Live view)
|Continuous buffer||• 7 RAW images
• Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
• 10 sec, 3 images
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 10.5 (ISO 160, m)
• Auto, Auto/Red-eye, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-eye, Forced off
• 1st/2nd curtain sync
• Flash power: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe
• TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500 (Optional)
|Viewfinder*||• Electronic Viewfinder
• Color LCD Viewfinder
• Field of view 100%
• Eye point 17.5 mm at -1 dioptre
• Magnification 1.4x (equivalent to 0.7x on a 35mm camera / 50mm lens)
• Dioptre adjustment -4 to +4 dioptre
• 1,440,000 dot equivalent
• Field Sequential (RGB)
|Orientation sensor||Available on lenses with image stabilization|
|LCD monitor||• 3.0" TFT LCD monitor (3:2 aspect ratio)
• Multi-angle swing and tilt (180°swing, 180° swivel)
• Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
• 460,000 dots
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto Power LCD (optional) adjusts brightness in bright light
• Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
|Playback functions||• Single
• Magnify (2 - 16x)
• Thumbnail display (30,12)
• Slide show
• Title Edit
• Text Stamp
• Video Divide
• Aspect Conversion
• Rotate Display
• Print Set
• Face recognition Edit
|Microphone||• Internal, Stereo. With Wind-cut (3 levels) and rec level (4 levels)|
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Wired remote control DMW-RSL1 (optional)
|Print compliance||• PictBridge
|Storage||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Power||• 1010 mAh 7.2v Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger / AC adapter
|Dimensions||115 mm x 84 mm x 47 mm (4.54 x 3.29 x 1.84 in)*|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 336 g (11.8 oz)*|
|Weight (inc 14-42mm lens, card and battery)||Approx. 544 g (19.2 oz)*|
* Changed compared to the G2
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