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Model: Black - 14-42mm Lens
The DMC-G3 is the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera with a built-in electronic view finder*. With an exceptional range of features and stunning image quality packed into a beautifully lightweight aluminium design, the LUMIX G3 turns everyday moments into works of art.
* For an interchangeable lens system camera with a view finder as of May 12, 2011
The DMC-G3 features the newly developed 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor which offers a big advantage for capturing stunning images, thanks to a low noise processing and a low noise circuit structure. The Venus Engine FHD links smoothly with the advanced image processing, optimum synthesizing of the data, which is processed with resolution-priority for outlines and NR-priority for soft gradation areas. So you can enjoy stunning image quality even in low-light conditions.
The DMC-G3 features the world’s fastest light speed auto focus of approx. 0.1 second**, achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing, which doubles the drive speed from 60 fps to 120 fps. Full area focusing, and the shooting advantages of the Contrast AF system, allows you to focus on the subject in any part of the LCD. Combined with the Touch AF, Pinpoint AF and MF assist, the DMC-G3 lets you select a subject quickly, making focusing easier.
** The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GH3 attaching LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-VS014140)*** to move the lens position to “2m” from “infinity” position. The zoom position is in wide range. Panasonic measurement method
*** The firmware must be updated to Ver. 1.3 or later
For experienced photographers looking for advanced functionality of a DSLR, or a beginner who wants to take eye-catching images at the click of the button, the LUMIX G3 lets you get the results, as you want them. The LUMIX G3 provides the assistance to help beginners make the most of every shot, with advanced controls to take photography to the next level.
The DMC-G3 is based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. The mirror-less construction makes it possible to add a 1,440,000-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder). Both the LVF and the 3.0-inch free-angle LCD give you a live view of what you’re shooting, with a field of view of approximately 100%. The DMC-G3 is fully interchangeable with LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses, giving you a system camera with the ability to achieve a wide range of artistic expression.
Whether you want to take photos from above your head at a concert, or frame a portrait with your eye close to the camera, the high-resolution free-angle LCD screen or the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) gives you the right set up for the right moment.
The DMC-G3 can record high-resolution 1920 x 1080 full HD videos. The AVCHD format features almost twice the recording time in HD quality than the conventional Motion JPEG. A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body of the camera records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio. The Touch AF in video recording also lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Use this feature to shift the focus, attracting attention to the subject.
With an angle of view and perspective close to those of the human eye, these lenses capture natural-looking, true-to-life images. Use them for almost any kind of shot from landscapes to snapshots, children, pets, still-life objects and more and enjoy the kind of beautifully rendered, breathtaking images you simply can't get with a compact camera.
The standard zoom lens covers a lot of ground, extending from 28mm (35mm camera equivalent) to a zoom ratio of around 3.2x. With a total of 12 lens elements in nine groups, including aspherical lenses, this high-quality lens delivers an excellent optical performance, correcting various aberrations and providing superb balance. The lens has all the versatility you need for both everyday shooting and artistic photography. As your shooting skills evolve, you'll find it easy to create interesting, expressive photos by varying the angle of view and focal distance, choosing different perspectives, and experimenting with varying degrees of soft focusing.
Receiving this camera several years ago was the realization of an ambition I had had since gazing in awe at the original, and stunning, G1 in RSPB magazines as a child. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jamie Mackay
Bought this for my husbands birthday last month and he is very pleased with it. He did not like our existing camera as it had no viewfinder. This one has screen and viewfinder. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. S. D. Hayward
My first proper grown up camera (and I only waited to be 46 until I got it!!). It's a nice little camera and perfect for when all you have known is point and click. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DebsMcG
the camera is great but please can Panasonic make the instruction manual less confusing to understand.Published 4 months ago by Julia
Bought as wanted something better than a phone and smaller and lighter than a SLR to carry around, with the option of occasionally sticking a couple of old SLR lenses / filters on... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. J. Roberts
I always loved the lumix cameras. I am kind of not certain about this one as the modes are pretty messed up. What I mean.. the auto button can be set on ANY mode.. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dimitris L.
I bought this for £234.99 at a well known High Street catalogue shop on December 24th. When this camera was first released in 2011 the body alone was over £600 and so I couldn't... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Trev-R
I love this camera. It is a bit more complicated than I would have liked but on holiday on a cruise I had time to 'play' with it and come up with some really good pictures using... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gerrilee
Fantastic camera - while it lasted. Especially with the 20mm f1.7 prime lens.Shutter broke within 2 years and Panasonic didn't want to know, referred me to repairers who quoted... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer