Panasonic Lumix DMC G3

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC G3 is the seventh camera in the now extensive Lumix G Micro System range from Panasonic. The DMC G3 is 25% smaller and 9% lighter than last year’s G2 model and at the time of launch it is officially the world’s smallest and lightest compact system camera with a built-in viewfinder.

new DMC G 3 of Panasonic

New Panasonic Lumix DMC G3

 

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.

 

Lumix DMC G3

 

MFT offers greater size and weight reduction in the lens without compromising lens performance and clarity. Lumix MFT lenses come with Mega O.I.S. ( Optical Image Stabilization) built-in. This feature helps prevent blurring from hand-shake.

 

DMC G 3 viewfinder

Lumix DMC G3

 

Notable features of Panasonic Lumix DMC G 3 include: a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD that tilts (180 degrees) and rotates (270 degrees), touch control shooting, full HD video recording in 60i format (24p also available) and burst shooting at up to 4 fps at full resolution (20 fps at 4M).

all new Panasonic Lumix DMC G3

 

Technical specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC G3:

 

TYPE Type Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 16.68 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels 16.0 Megapixels
Color Filter Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible
MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Size (Pixels) Still Image [4:3] 4,592 x 3,448 (L) [16M], 3,232 x 2,424 (M) [8M], 2,272 x 1,704 (S) [4M], 1,824 x 1,368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[3:2] 4,576 x 3,056 (L) [14M], 3,232 x 2,160 (M) [7M], 2,272 x 1,520 (S) [3.5M], 1,824 x 1,216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[16:9] 4,576 x 2,576 (L) [11.5M], 3,232 x 1,824(M) [6M], 1,920 x 1,080 (S) [2M], 1,824 x 1,024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[1:1] 3,424 x 3,424 (L) [11.5M], 2,416 x 2,416 (M) [6M], 1,712 x 1,712 (S) [3M], 1,712 x 1,712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image Motion JPEG [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480, 30 fps / QVGA: 320 x 240, 30 fps
[16:9] HD: 1,280 x 720, 30 fps
AVCHD NTSC [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) (SH: 17 Mbps)
PAL [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) (SH: 17 Mbps)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Image)* AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 110 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS045200
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 110 min with H-FS045200
Actual Recordable Time
(Motion Image)*
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 55 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 50 min with H-FS045200
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 55 min with H-FS045200
VIEWFINDER Type Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent)
Field of View Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35 mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye Point Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 – +4.0 (dpt)
FOCUS Type Contrast AF system
Focus Mode AFS / AFC / MF
AF Mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
Touch (1-area-focusing in Face detection / AF Tracking / Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint)
AF Detective Range EV 0 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF Assist Lamp YES
AF Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF/AE lock
Others Touch shutter, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch MF Assist
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light Metering System 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV
AE Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF/AE lock
AE Bracket 3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, ±3 EV
WHITE BALANCE White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting (Touch operation is possible)
White Balance Adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color Temperature Setting 2,500 K – 10,000 K in 100 K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
SHUTTER Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed Still Images: 1/4,000 – 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 120 seconds)
Motion Image: 1/16,000 – 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16,000 – 1/25 (PAL)
Self Timer 10 sec, 3 images / 2 sec / 10 sec
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
SCENE MODE Still Image SCN Mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illuminations / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Video SCN Mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Flower / Food / Objects / Low-light / Party / Sunset(Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing Video Button. Still Image SCN modes without corresponding Video SCN mode is recorded in mode suitable for the recording situation.)
CREATIVE CONTROL Creative Control (Still Image & Motion Image) Expressive / Retro / High Key / Sepia / High Dynamic
BURST SHOOTING Burst Speed SH: 20 frames/sec (4M), H: 4 frames/sec, M: 3 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of Recordable Images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files)
(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
BUILT-IN-FLASH Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN10.5 equivalent (ISO160 · m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization Speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjustment 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Flash Synchronization 1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Hot Shoe TTL Auto with FL220 / FL360 / FL500 (Optional)
LCD MONITOR Type TFT LCD with Touch panel
Monitor Size Free-angle 3.0 inch (7.5 cm) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels 460,000 dots
Field of View Approx. 100%
Monitor Adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Contrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
LIVE VIEW Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still Image: Max. 2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion Image: Max. 4.8x (Magnification ratio depends on the recording quality and aspect ratio.)
Other Functions Guide Lines (3 patterns)
Real-time Histogram
PHOTO STYLE Color Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
PLAYBACK Playback Mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), 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, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE Protection Single / Multi, Single in Burst Group / Multi in Burst Group, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT Direct Print PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout and Date settings are selectable)
INTERFACE USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI mini HDMI TypeC / VIERA Link
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Audio Video Output Monaural Type, NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for North America
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Remote Input φ2.5 mm, mini jack
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High, Mic level adjustable (4 levels)
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
POWER Battery ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,010mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger
Battery Life (CIPA Standard**) Approx. 270 images (When using the LCD / LVF) with H-FS014042
Approx. 250 images (When using the LCD / LVF) with H-FS045200
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) 115.2 x 83.6 x 46.7 mm / 4.54 x 3.29 x 1.84 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 382 g / 13.47 oz (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 544 g / 19.20 oz (SD card, Battery, 14-42 mm lens included)
Approx. 761 g / 26.88 oz (SD card, Battery, 45-200 mm lens included)
Approx. 336 g / 11.84 oz (Body only)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10%RH to 80%RH

 

 

DMC G 3 Silver

New Panasonic Lumix DMC G3

 

The verdict of trustedreview about Lumix DMC G3 is:

Overall, we’re mightily impressed by the specifications, handling, performance and overall image quality of the G3. Having spent some extended shooting time with it, we’re confident enough to say that it’s Panasonic’s best G-series model yet. Yes, the omission of an external microphone input will sadden some video enthusiasts, and the lack of an eye-sensor is an inconvenience but as an all-rounder, it excels. If you’re looking to buy into the micro system camera genre, you should definitely consider the G3.

 

LCD of Lumix DMC G3

 

smaller Lumix DMC G3

Lumix DMC G3

 

DMC G3

 

new red color of Panasonic Lumix DMC G3

Lumix DMC G3 red

 

back view of DMC G3

 

Panasonic DMC G 3 top view


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