All those amateur photographers who wish to move up from compact cameras to a semi professional camera rejoice as Panasonic’s Lumix GF3 is here. The GF3 is Panasonic’s lightest and smallest micro four thirds camera. At 107.5×67.1x32mm dimensions it is rater quite small and one could easily mistake it for a simple point and shoot camera. The Panasonic GF3 comes with interchangeable lenses which enable you to capture the perfect shot each time and every time.
Panasonic Lumix GF3 Review
At the outset let’s speak about the lens. The Lumix GF3’s 14mm f2.5 lens is a wonderful lens. Wide angle lens photographs are stunning to say the least. The lens gives wider angle aspect to your photographs. Moving on, the Panasonic Lumix GF3 has a long list of features which include ISO 160-6400 capability, 12MP CMOS sensor, Venus Engine VII, etc.
All of these features combine to give you stunning photographs with rich picture composition and vivid colors. The Lumix GF3 however uses a slower system of autofocus called the contrast detection autofocus. The slowness is sometimes felt as it takes about a second to focus.
The overall look and feel of the Panasonic Lumix GF3 is simply superb. With its super slim body one can hardly believe that this camera is not a point and shoot camera. Menu navigation is easy with the jog wheel and the touchscreen LCD viewfinder makes things even easy. The camera also sports a pop up flash which is quite powerful.
All in all the Panasonic Lumix GF3 is a great compact camera capable of shooting high quality wide angled photographs. If you are one of those who wishes to jump up the ladder in photography then Panasonic Lumix GF3 is a must buy.
Panasonic Lumix GF3 Specifications
- Sensor :- 12MP CMOS sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm and 4:3 aspect ratio)
- Focal Length Conversion :- 2x
- Shutter speed :- 1/4000 – 60sec, bulb
- Screen :- 3 inches touch sensitive LCD
- Maximum Burst Rate :- 3.8fps
- Focusing :- Continuous Auto Focus with Touch Shutter, Quick AF, Pinpoint AF with manual focusing, 1 Area focusing, 23 Area Focusing, AF Tracking, Face Detection
- ISO Range :- ISO 160 – 6400
- Viewfinder :- LCD screen
- Memory :- SDXC/SDHC/SD
- JPEG Format:- HD, VGA, QVGA
- AVCHD(NTSC):- Full HD 1080p, HD 720p
- AVCHD (PAL):- HD 720p, Full HD 1080p
- Power Supply :- 940mAh, 7.2 V Lithium ion Battery Pack
Price: – Yet to be announced