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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
7.5 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

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Overall 9
8.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Camera Labs
1 June 2011
  • Summary: It sports an excellent touch-screen interface, backed-up by a selection of physical buttons for those who prefer traditional controls. The contrast-based AF system is very snappy, giving the camera a very responsive feel which pans the Live View handling on most DSLRs. And last but by no means least, the image and video quality is right up there with the best APS-C DSLRs.
  • Pros: Great image quality which matches APS-C DSLRs., Articulated touch-screen with tap-focusing., HD video with quiet and fairly quick continuous AF., Very fast AF and face detection. Ideal portrait camera.
  • Cons: Slow continuous shooting when continuous AF is enabled., Live view not available during continuous bursts above 3fps., Traditional DSLRs better for low light or fast action photography., No external microphone input or manual movie exposures.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
31 May 2011
  • Summary: The Lumix DMC-G3 becomes Panasonic’s “smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder” following its May 2011 introduction. Anytime a camera successor pops up a year after the previous model my first question tends to be whether the new model offers more than a modest re-work or is being offered primarily as a marketing exercise.
  • Pros: Small size and weight, Very good still images, Excellent video
  • Cons: Low battery life, Slow flash recycle, Entry-level DSLR price
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix G3 Review

What Digital Camera
12 May 2011
  • Summary: The G3 with 14-42mm kit lens will retail for £629.99 – close to the G2’s original launch price. None too shabby considering all the technology on offer, and far less than the GH2’s £800 asking price (with the same 14-42mm lens). For a body only purchase, the G3 can be picked up for £549.99. The Lumix G3 has a whole lot to like: it’s small (but not too miniature), neatly designed, has superb autofocus speed, a vari-angle LCD and decent built-in electronic viewfinder.
  • Pros: Super-fast autofocus, built-in EVF, small size
  • Cons: Poor battery life, EVF performance in low light, touchscreen should be more sensitive
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix G3

Trusted Reviews
26 March 2012
  • Summary: The all-new 16MP Lumix G3 takes miniaturisation to new levels while providing lightning fast AF performance. Is it the best yet?
  • Pros: Super fast AF, High ISO performance, Image quality
  • Cons: Long-winded menus, Poor battery performance, No external microphone socket
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
28 December 2011
  • Conclusion: You could buy a DSLR for less than you pay for the G3, but you don't get the great overall package that the G3 delivers. It's compact, takes great images and is full of useful technology.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic DMC-G3 review

PC Advisor
19 December 2011
  • Summary: Jam-packed with advanced features and delivering blistering speed. The DMC-G3 is the tiny camera that serious photographers will love.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 10
10
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 10
10

Panasonic Lumix G3

digicambuyer.co.uk
14 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The G3 is a fantastic, intuitive camera that upholds Panasonic’s great CSC reputation. It would be a wonderful investment for those looking to step up their photography skills.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix G3 Micro Four Thirds Review

ePHOTOzine
8 July 2011
  • Excerpt: , and features an all new 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, lower noise, high speed focusing (as fast as the
  • Pros: VERY fast focusing, Increased image quality, lower noise, Excellent swivel screen, A bit like a "mini" GH2 but a much better price, Great electronic viewfinder, Full HD video with stereo sound
  • Cons: Short battery life, Grip could be better, Lacks in camera image stabilisation (lens based)
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

PhotoReview
1 July 2011
  • Summary: The latest addition to Panasonic's G-series micro four thirds cameras offers higher resolution, touch screen control and a lower price tag.Panasonic has reduced the price of its latest G-series camera, the Lumix DMC-G3, which is $200 cheaper than the model is replaces was upon initial release. Sensor resolution has been increased to 16 megapixels in the new model and full HD video recording capability is a step up from the G2.
  • Pros: You're transitioning from a digicam to a more sophisticated camera and want touch screen controls and logical, easy-to-use menus., You're interested in shooting raw files., You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality.
  • Cons: You plan to leave the camera on full-auto for all shots., You need a pocketable camera., You only shoot JPEG images.
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

PhotoReview
1 July 2011
  • Summary: The latest addition to Panasonic's G-series micro four thirds cameras offers higher resolution, touch screen control and a lower price tag.Panasonic has reduced the price of its latest G-series camera, the Lumix DMC-G3, which is $200 cheaper than the model is replaces was upon initial release. Sensor resolution has been increased to 16 megapixels in the new model and full HD video recording capability is a step up from the G2.
  • Pros: You're transitioning from a digicam to a more sophisticated camera and want touch screen controls and logical, easy-to-use menus., You're interested in shooting raw files., You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality.
  • Cons: You plan to leave the camera on full-auto for all shots., You need a pocketable camera., You only shoot JPEG images.
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