Like a DSLR, the Lumix GF3 takes high quality photos and uses interchangeable lenses. Unlike a DSLR it's small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. Slim, stylish and easy to use, the LUMIX GF3 captures the moments you want to remember in exceptional detail. Panasonic’s new LUMIX GF3, is the world's smallest and lightest* interchangeable lens LUMIX G system camera, reduced approximately 17% in size and approximately 15% in weight compared with the DMC-GF2. It is designed to help you get more from every moment. Easy to use, bursting with features and weighing just 225g, the LUMIX GF3 puts DSLR image quality in the palm of your hand.
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* For an interchangeable lens system camera with a built-in flash as of June 13, 2011.
Smart, Easy Touch-screen Control - The 3.0-inch touch-screen elevates operability more accurately and easily. It includes touch shutter, touch AF, touch playback and more.
The New Control Dial Enables Smooth Operation - The new control dial gives you smooth, free control. Just turn it and choose the icons you want to set. It makes complicated settings fun and easy.
The Newly Designed GUI for More Intuitive Operation - The sophisticatedly designed GUI and easy-to-understand icons allow easy shooting. Simply move the slider or touch the icons to shoot the way you want.
The LUMIX GF3 boasts the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second** to capture spur-of-the-moment opportunities in sharp focus.
* The time for focusing on the subject is measured with 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.
** Approximately 0.1 second with LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S., Approximately 0.18 second with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S., Approximately 0.15 second with LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.
• To get the best AF performance with DMC-GF3 and LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm lens H-VS014140, the firmware of H-VS014140 must be updated to ver. 1.3 or later.
Even though the DMC-GF3’s body is extremely compact, it is equipped with a built-in flash which adopts a new pop-up mechanism to prevent vignetting effect due to short distance between the flash unit and the interchangeable lens.
Furthermore, the body is made of aluminum featuring lightness and high-specific strength with an ergonomic grip which offers a comfortable hold despite its ultra compact size.
The use of the flash in this compact body expands photographic opportunities in shooting people at nighttime or indoors.
The LUMIX GF3 lets you capture great photos from the very first shot with iA+ (Intelligent Auto Plus) mode. Auto Focus and defocus can be set with one touch, Face Recognition will remember the settings for your friends and Intelligent Scene Selector will automatically switch to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched.
The iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Plus will satisfy experienced photographers, yet is easy enough for beginners to use comfortably in both photo and video recording. Defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance can be adjusted for scenes where a slight manual adjustment may bring better results by just moving the slider with your finger.
Now the DMC-GF3 can record 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD format featuring almost twice the recording time in HD quality than Motion JPEG. See this sample video footage, shot with LUMIX GF3 in full HD.
Easy Video Recording with Full-time Auto Focus - Video recording is more flexible with the DMC-GF3. Touch the screen, and the camera locks on and automatically “tracks” the subject as it moves, keeping on adjusting the focus settings for best results.
Dolby® Digital Creator High Quality Sound - The microphone on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life audio that brings out the power of your HD videos.
The LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 25mm / F1.4 ASPH Lens, a new light-weight interchangeable lens based on the Micro Four Thirds Standard. Meeting Leica’s strict standards ensuring high optical quality, the new lens will allow you to take stunning photos and videos wherever you are, even when shooting in low-light conditions.
This versatile, compact lens delivers bright, sharp images suitable for a wide range of photographic requirements. From daily snapshots while out and about to creative images which take advantage of its beautiful peripheral defocus effect, the Leica DG lens turns everyday moments into works of art.
With this Leica DG mounted, the LUMIX G Micro System is easy to carry with you anywhere. An Ultra High Refractive (UHR) index lens makes it thin and light without compromising image quality. While a newly developed “nano surface coating” on the surface of the lens, means ghosting and flare will be dramatically reduced in your photos, further emphasising the high image quality from the LUMIX G Micro System.
The New Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Unveiled. Creativity Without Limits.