Panasonic Lumix GF3 video review

Audley Jarvis

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It’s really hard not to like the GF3 – it’s very small, very stylish, very easy to use and is capable of delivering very good image quality too. On top of this it also offers a generous amount of user control, some useful shooting features and excellent HD video recording abilities. Our only real concern is that the removal of the hot-shoe is a step backwards in terms of flexibility. In this respect serious photo enthusiasts may find the G3, although larger and heavier, a better option. For everyone else though, the GF3 and 14mm pancake lens combination is an irresistibly cool combination that feels just right in the hand. If you’re looking for a compact system camera with the emphasis on ‘compact’ and you can live without a hot-shoe, then you’ll probably love the GF3.

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A Scotland

June 13, 2011, 4:06 pm

No rating?

Audley

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.

PoisonJam

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).

uk26

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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