Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with Lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - Black

3" LCD - 16:9 - 3x Optical Zoom - 2x - Optical IS - 4592 x 3448 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - MPN: DMCG3KK
Product Details
Description
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 offers the benefits of a DSLR interchangeable lens system camera with a point-and-shoot cameras compactness, light weight and simplicity. This reduction in size and weight is thanks to advancements in mirror-free viewfinder technology, and large DSLR format sensors that are more compatible with a new class of compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lenses. This new class of Compact System Cameras (CSC) offers a weight and compactness not seen in traditional DSLRs, for greater portability and creative control. The DMC-G3 image resolution has been upgraded to 16.0 Megapixels from it predecessor the DMC-G2.
Summary
Product Title Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with Lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - Black
Manufacturer Panasonic
Power Score 4.2 | 7 Reviews
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  DCResource - Jun 5, 2011

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a compact, SLR-styled interchangeable lens camera that follows the Micro Four Thirds standard. It offers very good photo quality, very responsive performance (especially autofocus), a host of manual and automatic controls, a rotating touchscreen LCD, and Full HD movie recording. I'm not thrilled with some of the things removed from the old DMC-G2, which include the EVF eye sensor and external mic input, and battery life has taken a turn for the worse, as well. Some other issues that I encountered were photos that were often slightly underexposed and soft, a weak flash, tight controls, and slow buffer clearing times.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 review at Camera Labs
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Jun 26, 2011

Panasonic's Lumix G3 is a compact interchangeable lens camera with a 16 Megapixel DSLR-sized sensor, HD video capabilities, and like its predecessors, based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It features a fully-articulated touch-sensitive screen which will focus on any subject you tap, even while filming videos. It's also got a clever Auto mode, one of the fastest contrast-based AF systems and very respectable image quality which should all have you rethinking whether a traditional DSLR really is for you.

Read the full review »

Best Micro Four Thirds Camera
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Sep 8, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Four Thirds Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Micro Four Thirds Camera. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 8, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 111 expert reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - May 24, 2011

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a Compact Systems Camera from the Lumix G series of lightweight, skill-variant cameras with interchangeable lenses. Building off the previous G2 model, the most notable update to the line would be the G3s articulating, 3-inch touchscreen viewfinder which builds off the generally intuitive interface model of leading smartphones to replace previously physical buttons and dials. Multiple features such as focus, exposure, white balance, and depth of field, can be finger adjusted and assimilate with the touch menu for a more user-friendly interface. Providing a 16 megapixel sensor, support for 1080p AVCHD video recording with stereo audio, and 4fps burst shooting at full resolution, the G3 has been designed to cater to the simplicity of home use, while offering high performance options conducive to journalistic photography. Features 1.44m dot-image viewfinder 3-inch LCD touch screen Auto focus tracking Manual control over focus available Supersonic wave filter dust ... PROS: (1) 25% smaller and 9% lighter than the previous generation G2 - the main reason to pick a micro four thirds option to begin with (2) includes the latest Light Speed autofocus system introduced on the GF2 - quite speedy (3) new 16MP sensor (4) 3-inch articulating touchscreen LCD display with higher than average 460K resolution, operates at 60fps (5) available in white, red, or black ... CONS: (1) ditches the grippy rubber covering of the G2 for cheaper glossy black plastic (2) smaller system is overall inferior to larger full dSLRs when it comes to overall performance and image quality

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User Reviews
Great for a beginner or enthusiast.
4 Star Review   By Cordobés on Adorama - Aug 20, 2012   

I am a retired photography teacher and do a little bit of everything as to pictures. The camera does a great job in automatic mode. The camera is very versatile when in PASM mode. Allows you liberty to do your own setup. I love the touch screen for pin-po

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Meets My Expectations
4 Star Review   By Big G on Adorama - Jul 24, 2012   

I bought the kit for the G3 body but the 14-42 lens was only $30 extra above body alone. I have Olympus EPL-1 and 8 Oly/Panny lenses and wanted eye level VF for animal, bird, and sports action pictures. I use it chiefly with my Panasonic 45-200 zoom (lens

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Product Details
Description
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 offers the benefits of a DSLR interchangeable lens system camera with a point-and-shoot cameras compactness, light weight and simplicity. This reduction in size and weight is thanks to advancements in mirror-free viewfinder technology, and large DSLR format sensors that are more compatible with a new class of compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lenses. This new class of Compact System Cameras (CSC) offers a weight and compactness not seen in traditional DSLRs, for greater portability and creative control. The DMC-G3 image resolution has been upgraded to 16.0 Megapixels from it predecessor the DMC-G2.
Summary
Product Title Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with Lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - Black
Manufacturer Panasonic
Power Score 4.2 | 7 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B0055N2HTY
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  DCResource - Jun 5, 2011

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a compact, SLR-styled interchangeable lens camera that follows the Micro Four Thirds standard. It offers very good photo quality, very responsive performance (especially autofocus), a host of manual and automatic controls, a rotating touchscreen LCD, and Full HD movie recording. I'm not thrilled with some of the things removed from the old DMC-G2, which include the EVF eye sensor and external mic input, and battery life has taken a turn for the worse, as well. Some other issues that I encountered were photos that were often slightly underexposed and soft, a weak flash, tight controls, and slow buffer clearing times.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 review at Camera Labs
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Jun 26, 2011

Panasonic's Lumix G3 is a compact interchangeable lens camera with a 16 Megapixel DSLR-sized sensor, HD video capabilities, and like its predecessors, based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It features a fully-articulated touch-sensitive screen which will focus on any subject you tap, even while filming videos. It's also got a clever Auto mode, one of the fastest contrast-based AF systems and very respectable image quality which should all have you rethinking whether a traditional DSLR really is for you.

Read the full review »

Best Micro Four Thirds Camera
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Sep 8, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Four Thirds Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Micro Four Thirds Camera. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 8, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 111 expert reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - May 24, 2011

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a Compact Systems Camera from the Lumix G series of lightweight, skill-variant cameras with interchangeable lenses. Building off the previous G2 model, the most notable update to the line would be the G3s articulating, 3-inch touchscreen viewfinder which builds off the generally intuitive interface model of leading smartphones to replace previously physical buttons and dials. Multiple features such as focus, exposure, white balance, and depth of field, can be finger adjusted and assimilate with the touch menu for a more user-friendly interface. Providing a 16 megapixel sensor, support for 1080p AVCHD video recording with stereo audio, and 4fps burst shooting at full resolution, the G3 has been designed to cater to the simplicity of home use, while offering high performance options conducive to journalistic photography. Features 1.44m dot-image viewfinder 3-inch LCD touch screen Auto focus tracking Manual control over focus available Supersonic wave filter dust ... PROS: (1) 25% smaller and 9% lighter than the previous generation G2 - the main reason to pick a micro four thirds option to begin with (2) includes the latest Light Speed autofocus system introduced on the GF2 - quite speedy (3) new 16MP sensor (4) 3-inch articulating touchscreen LCD display with higher than average 460K resolution, operates at 60fps (5) available in white, red, or black ... CONS: (1) ditches the grippy rubber covering of the G2 for cheaper glossy black plastic (2) smaller system is overall inferior to larger full dSLRs when it comes to overall performance and image quality

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great for a beginner or enthusiast.
4 Star Review   By Cordobés on Adorama - Aug 20, 2012   

I am a retired photography teacher and do a little bit of everything as to pictures. The camera does a great job in automatic mode. The camera is very versatile when in PASM mode. Allows you liberty to do your own setup. I love the touch screen for pin-po

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Meets My Expectations
4 Star Review   By Big G on Adorama - Jul 24, 2012   

I bought the kit for the G3 body but the 14-42 lens was only $30 extra above body alone. I have Olympus EPL-1 and 8 Oly/Panny lenses and wanted eye level VF for animal, bird, and sports action pictures. I use it chiefly with my Panasonic 45-200 zoom (lens

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

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