Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital - Brown - Camera Kit with 14 - 42mm f/3.5-f/5.6 G"X" collapsible pancake zoom Black Lens - Bundle - with 16GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, USB 2.0 SD Card Reader, Red Giant Magic Bullet PhotoLooks V1.5 Software

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About Panasonic DMC-GF3

The Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera Kit (Brown) furthers the Micro Four Thirds revolution. This lightweight and easily transportable camera gives you a compact option that does more than point-and-shoot. Additionally, it also gets you off to a great start with an included 14-42mm X Lens. That means you'll be ready to shoot from day one and you won't have to sacrifice creativity when you want to be unencumbered.

The aforementioned creative options begin with the ability to use any number of lenses thanks to the Micro Four Thirds mount. From there, shooting controls like scene modes and manual focusing control give you power to craft photos to fit your vision. That being said, the DMC-GF3 also provides plenty of automatic options that can be used alone or combined with manual choices for the level of freedom you want over your shooting.

At the core of the GF3 you'll find a 12.1Mp Live MOS sensor and the Venus processing engine. The Venus Engine FHD and the image sensor work together for low noise images. Another highlight of this combo is the Intelligent D-Range Control which enables maximum capture of the image's full range of contrast without blowing out highlights or mucking up the shadows.

The camera also boasts numerous scene modes for those times when you want the GF3 to do all the work and even a dust-reduction system for clean images that need less work done in post-production. Of course, like any digital camera worth its salt these days, the GF3 captures HD video. You can record up to 1080/60i videos in the AVCHD format. A built-in mono microphone with a wind-cut function captures audio to go along with that video as well. When it's time to share your video on the big screen, the HDMI mini jack allows for one-cable connection of your video (audio too!) to your HDTV.

Other video highlights include near silent focusing, multiple lens options thanks to the Micro Four Thirds mount and touch-enabled subject AF Tracking. When it comes to the 3.0" touch screen LCD you'll be pleased to find that this intuitive display moves through all the camera's mode settings and menus, even allowing you to trigger the shutter from the screen. However, for those still craving the DSLR feel, the menus and modes can be accessed using the mode dial as well.

A built-in pop-up flash allows for lowlight shots caught with confidence, while an ISO range up to 6400 means you can shoot without the flash and still capture detailed, beautiful shots in lower light. The GF3 also offers LUMIX Light Speed Auto Focus technology which locks onto your subject quickly, for an accurate shot when you're ready to hit the shutter.

Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Auto Plus modes also come in handy by automatically adjusting the defocusing area, exposure control and white balance. The GF3 also features the LUMIX Photo Style Mode which allows the user to create popular color effects. In addition, the LUMIX Creative Control Mode, accessed from the mode dial, allows for creative effects to be produced in-camera.

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Features

  • Mode Access via Touch-Enabled LCD or Mode Thumb Wheel: The DMC-GF3X provides a traditional DSLR-like experience without the need for complicated external mode dials, yet provides intuitive and quick access to common modes like Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual via a touch-enabled LCD
  • Built-in Flash: Thanks to a 6400 ISO, the DMC-GF3X shoots well under low light even without a flash. But there are times when a flash provides desired enhancements. So, like most DSLRs, the DMC-GF3X provides a built-in pop-up flash for added light during low-light shooting
  • Lens Options and 3D Capture: LUMIX G Series Compact System Cameras utilize the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lens mount. MFT offers greater size and weight reduction in the lens without compromising lens performance and clarity
  • Dust Reduction System: As with many interchangeable lens cameras, dust on the sensor reduces image clarity. To eliminate this potential, the DMC-GF3X has a Dust Reduction System that uses a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor
  • HD Video Capture: The LUMIX DMC-GF3X also shoots 1080/60i High Definition video using the AVCHD format (sensor output 30 fps). It offers a built-in mono microphone and includes a wind-cut function that further enhances the sound as it helps reduce noise caused by background wind
  • Faster, Accurate Pinpoint Focusing: Contrast Detection Auto Focus technology used in point-and-shoot and new mirrorless Compact System Cameras now approaches the speeds that were once only available from traditional professional-level DSLRs
  • Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Auto Plus (iA, iA+): The DMC-GF3X has advanced functions that will satisfy experienced photographers, yet is easy enough for beginners to use comfortably in both photo and video recording modes with iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus
  • Color and Effects: Using the LUMIX Photo Style Mode, popular color effects can be achieved. These settings can be further enhanced with fine-tuning of Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation and Noise Reduction. Color effects include: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom
  • Venus Engine FHD: The new LUMIX Venus Engine FHD offers vastly improved compensation for electronic noise under low light and shadows where higher ISOs typically add grain to the image

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Specifications

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
Type
Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels
13.06 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels
12.10 Megapixels
Color filter
Primary color filter
Dust reduction system
Supersonic wave filter
Recording file format
Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds 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 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image
[4:3] 4000x3000(L)/2816x2112(M) / 2048x1536(S) / 1600x1200(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[3:2] 4000x2672(L) / 2816x1880(M) / 2048x1360(S) / 1600x1064(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[16:9] 4000x2248(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1600x904(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
[1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L) / 2112 x 2112 (M) / 1504 x 1504 (S) / 1440x1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion JPEG
[4:3] QVGA: 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA: 640 x 480, 30fps
[HD] 1280 x 720, 30fps
NTSC
[Full HD] 1920x1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps)
[HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) (SH:17Mbps)
PAL
[Full HD] 1920x1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps)
[HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) (SH:17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 130 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 150 min with H-H014 / Approx. 140 min with H-PS14042
Actual recordable time
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 65 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 75 min with H-H014 / Approx. 70 min with H-PS14042
Focus Type
Contrast AF system
Focus mode
AFS/ AFC/ MF
AF mode
Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-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 lock
Others
Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist,
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
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 640
Exposure compensation
1/3EV Step ±3EV
AE lock
Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket
3,5 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±4/3 EV
White balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting / Portrait / Beauty skin / Sport / Flower / Collection / Baby / Pet / defocus control
White balance adjustment
Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting
2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket
3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis
Shutter Type
Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed
Still Images: 1/4000 ÿ 60
Motion image: 1/16000 ÿ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ÿ 1/25 (PAL)
Self timer
10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
Still Image SCN mode
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / /Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illiminatioms / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Movie SCN mode
Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Flower / Food / Objects / Low-light / Party / Sunset
Burst speed
H: 3.8 frames/sec, M: 2.8 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)
Built in-flash Type
TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160 ° 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 synchronization
1st. Curtain Sync
LCD Monitor Type
TFT LCD with Touch panel
Monitor size
3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels
460K dots
Field of view
Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment
Brightness (7 levels), Contrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
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: 3.1x (SH/H in AVCHD and HD/WVGA in Motion JPEG), 4.2x (VGA/QVGA in Motion JPEG)
Other functions
Guide Lines (3 patterns)
Real-time Histogram
Creative control
(Still image & Motion image) Expressive / Retro / High key / Sepia / High Dynamic / Miniature
Playback mode
Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), 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 and Face Recognition Edit
Protection
Single / Multi, Single in Burst Group / Multi in Burst Group, Cancel
Erase
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Direct print
PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable)
USB
USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI
miniHDMI TypeC
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Linear PCM
Audio video output
Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only
Microphone
Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / High
Microphone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Speaker
Monaural
OSD language
English, Spanish
Battery
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard)
Approx. 320 images with H-FS014042
Approx. 340 images with H-H014
Approx. 330 images with H-PS14042
Operating temperature
0deg. Cto 40deg. C(32deg. F to 104deg. F)
Operating humidity
10% to 80%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm / 4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight
264g/9.31 oz (SD card, Battery, Body)
222g / 7.83 oz (Body only)
319g / 11.25 oz (SD card, Battery, H-H014 lens included)
429g / 15.13 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS014042 lens included)
359g / 12.66 oz (SD card, Battery, H-PS14042 lens included)

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

Photographer Daughter Loves this Camera!

By

from Urbana, IL  -  Photography Student

This is my daughter's fifth camera and by far her favorite. She just loves everything about it, from its technical capabilities to its good looks.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent small pocketable camera

By

from Orange County, Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for keeping with you for camping or when you want to travel light.

 
1.0

Very disappointing image quality...

By

from Huntington Beach, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This collapsible zoom lens is a great idea, but the image quality was very disappointing. I have a DSLR, and I love the image qualities, but it's too bulky to travel with. I bought this camera with a big hope that I can take it to anywhere and take great pictures. Compact, yes, but... all indoor pictures came out blurry. I took a lot of pictures of my dogs, and even with the sports mode, they were all super blurry. My 3 year old PS camera can take much better pictures than this. I updated the software on the lens via Panasonic's website, but it didn't solve the problem. I googled "14-42 X blurry." I was surprised to see so many people having the same issue with this lens. I hope Panasonic is listening to the users and working on correcting the issue with this lens. I love the portability of this lens & camera, but the image quality needs major improvement. It's definitely not worth [$]. I returned this camera, but I might give it another shot once Panasonic releases a second generation of this lens.Adorama's customer service was great! They listened to the problems I had with this camera and issued me a return label right away. I would definitely shop here again.

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