LUMIX G Micro System Camera G3
The G3 is the worlds's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera.
World's Smallest and Lightest System Camera
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 G3 combines fast and accurate auto focus.
World’s Fastest Auto Focus
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
Choose from a range of photo styles.
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.
Micro Four Thirds System
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.
High-resolution free-angle LCD screen.
Free-angle LCD Screen
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.
LUMIX VARIO 14-42mm Lens
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.