Panasonic Lumix GF3 specs

Audley Jarvis

By Audley Jarvis


Key Features

  • 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • 3in, 460k-dot touch-screen LCD
  • Super-fast AF system
  • 1080i Full HD movie recording
  • Full manual control
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Review Price: £419.00
Quick Glance
Camera type Micro Four Thirds
Optical Zoom N/A
Megapixels 12.1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 107.7
Length 67.1
Depth 32.5
Weight (body only) 222g
Camera type Micro Four Thirds
Optical Zoom N/A
Megapixels 12.1
Image Sensor MFT Live MOS
Optical focal length 14mm
Viewfinder No
Shutter speed 1/4000-60secs
Auto focus Yes, 23-area
Manual focus Yes
Video (max res/format) Full HD 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p)
Max output resolution 4000x3000
Other resolutions [4:3] 2816x2112(M) / 2048x1536(S) / [3:2] 4000x2672(L) / 2816x1880(M) / 2048x1360(S) / [16:9] 4000x2248(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L) / 2112 x 2112 (M) / 1504 x 1504 (S)
Focus range N/A
Exposure control Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Manual, Creative Control, iAuto, iAuto+, Scene
Exposure metering 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
Image Stabilisation Yes
ISO settings 160-6400
LCD Monitor 3in, 460k-dots
Flash range GN6.3
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, / Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
White balance modes Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
Drive modes Single, Continuous
Image formats JPEG, Raw
Picture adjustments Title Edit, / Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
Movie length N/A
Self timer 2sec, 10sec
Memory card slot SD, SDHC
Supplied memory None
Batteries supplied Yes, Li-ion
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output Yes
Charging/Computer Connection Mini 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual Yes

A Scotland

June 13, 2011, 4:06 pm

No rating?


June 13, 2011, 5:05 pm

@A Scotland. We don't give out ratings for hands-on previews such as this. Hopefully we'll have a full production sample in for review soon, and we'll score that in full.


June 13, 2011, 5:39 pm

Cute little camera and impressive that the kit lens is 14mm at the wide end (as opposed to Canon and Nikon's kit lenses which start at 18mm).


June 13, 2011, 7:43 pm

This is a micro-four third camera. So 14mm means 28mm in FX standards. The crop factor for Four third/Micro Four third is 2x, where as APSC (Am I correct?) format has 1.5x. Hence 18mm means 27 or 28mm. as found in Canon/Nikon/Sony etc.

Mike B

April 15, 2012, 9:30 pm

Now you can pick one up for £200 it is a real bargain.

If you want the best compact experience then get the GF3X version as this comes with the X Vario PZ 14-42mm lens which is as small as the 20mm pancake! Again available for about £325, down from £550!

Images not quite as good as the GX1 but not far off.

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