Summary: We purchased this camera as a gift for our granddaughter who is off to college! I just talked to her and she loves it. It takes great photos, is easy to use and has so many options that she is still learning all that it will do whenever she can take the time from her studies. We looked at other options, but this camera seemed to be the best! We believe we made a wise choice. We own other Panasonic Lumix cameras and are very happy with the photos that we take.
Summary: I got this camera on a SUPER sale and it was the only one in stock. This camera takes beautiful pictures and that fact that's micro four thirds and I can use the lens from this camera on my BMPCC and vice versa is a home run. If you are a beginner photographer or intermediate level one, this is the perfect fit. I also know some professional photography that uses this camera on shoots. It's overall for the price range and versatility is hands down, camera up front-runner.
Summary: As an amateur, but passionate photographer, I'll defer the technical discussions to other reviewers. I will say that, however, this is a great camera. It takes amazing photographs and, if you read the manual thoroughly, fairly gently leads you into using some of it's advanced features.
Summary: I bought another G3 after the price dropped to $249 when the G5 was introduced to have as a second body. Great quality at a great price. The G3 is very light so is perfect for trips, biking, hiking, etc. I do pro quality work with this camera. Some of the lumix lenses are super too!. I changed from a full-size SLR some years ago and am so glad I did.
Cost less than the last 4/3 camera I bought, has more features
18 March 2013
Summary: Paid almost three times as much for a Lumix G1 a couple of years ago that has less resolution, no viewfinder, non-orientable LCD monitor. The other cool thing is I can use all the 4/3 lenses from the old camera. New camera has higher resolution and is physically lighter than the old one.
Summary: At the moment I am enjoying this new camera and learning how to manage all its features. I don't know how to force the flashlight for filling, I mean, set it for shooting always when its open (if anybody knows, please advise me). This device is quicker, sharper and more pro than GH3, wich is a good cam. I love the viewfinder and the detachable screen. I had a little problem with my package; the seller didn't send the charger and still doesn't reply my claims.