Panasonic DMC-GF3 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 specifications
|Price|| • US: $499.99 (body only)
• US: $599.99 (with 14-42mm zoom lens)
• US: $699.99 (with 14mm lens)
• UK: £498.99 (with 14-42mm zoom lens)
• UK: £548.99 (with 14mm lens)
|Body material||Aluminium / Plastic|
|Sensor|| 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor')
13.06 million total pixels
12.10 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
|Aspect ratios|| 4:3
4000 x 3000
• 2816 x 2112
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200 (when 3D lens is attached)
4000 x 2672
• 2816 x 1880
• 2048 x 1360
• 1600 x 1064 (when 3D lens is attached)
4000 x 2248
• 2816 x 1584
• 1920 x 1080
• 1600 x 904 (when 3D lens is attached)
• 2992 x 2992
• 2112 x 2112
• 1504 x 1504
• 1440 x 1440 (when 3D lens is attached)
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG Standard
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Standard
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine
MPO + Fine (with 3D lens)
MPO + Standard (with 3D lens)
|Movie mode*|| AVCHD
Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p), 17Mbps or 13Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) 17Mbps or 13Mbps
Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) 17Mbps or13Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) 17Mbps or 13Mbps
• HD: 1280 x 720, 30fps
• 4:3: QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
|Lenses|| • Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
• Four Thirds mount lenses via adapter (DMW-MA1PP)
|Focus modes|| • Contrast AF system
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
• 1 Area Focusing
• Pinpoint Focusing*
• Single or Continuous AF
• Touch AF (1- area-focusing in Face detection / AF Tracking / Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / pinpoint focusing*)
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||None (lens only)|
|Digital zoom|| Up to 4x|
|Exposure modes|| • Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• iAuto Plus*
• Creative Control*
• Custom (3 memories)*
|Scene modes|| • Portrait
• Soft Skin
• Peripheral Defocus
• Night Portrait
• Night Scenery
• Baby 1 / Baby 2
|Creative Control Modes*|| • Expressive
• High Key*
• High Dynamic*
• Miniature Effect*
|Sensitivity*|| • Auto ISO
• Intelligent ISO
• ISO 160*
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
|Metering||144-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Metering range||0 to 18 EV|
|Metering modes|| • Multiple-Weighted
|AE Lock||• Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock*|
|AE Bracketing*|| • 3 or 5 frames
• 1/3 or 2/3 steps to ±2.0 EV
|Exposure steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Exposure compensation|| • -3.0 to +3.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed|| • 60 - 1/4000 sec
• Bulb (up to 4 mins)
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|White balance|| • Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 10000 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
|Photo Styles*|| • Standard
|Image parameters*|| • Saturation
• Noise reduction
|Drive modes *|| • Single
• Continuous H (3.2 fps, no Live View)
• Continuous M (2.6 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. 6.3 (ISO 160, m)*
• Sync modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro
• First curtain sync
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash*||• None|
|Orientation sensor||Yes, via OIS lenses only|
|LCD monitor|| • 3.0in Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
• 3:2 aspect ratio
• Wide viewing angle
• 460,000 dots
• 60 fps
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
|Playback functions||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, Protect, Face Recognition Edit|
|Microphone*|| • Mono* (with Wind Cut: Off/Low/Standard/High)
• Microphone level adjustable: Lv1/Lv2/Lv3/Lv4
|Connectivity|| • USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• HDMI (mini HDMI type C)
|Print compliance|| • PictBridge
|Storage||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Power*|| • Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh)
• Supplied charger / AC adapter
|Dimensions||107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm / 4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28 in|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 225 g (7.94 oz)|
|Weight (inc card and battery)||Approx. 264 g (9.31 oz)|
|Weight (inc H-H014 lens, card and battery)||Approx. 319g (11.25 oz)|
|Weight (inc H-FS014042 lens, card and battery)||Approx. 475 g (16.75oz)|
* New or changed in comparison to DMC-GF2
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