Summary: The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3W is a pretty decent camera, with good specifications and features. At the end of this test we consider that this camera a good choice if you want to buy a Micro Four Thirds model.
Conclusion: The touch-screen Lumix DMC-GF3 is Panasonic's smalllest Micro Four Thirds camera. Its low-light performance and sharpness aren't on the same level as some competitors, but it is still a very capable camera.
Pros: Compact. Many lenses available. Speedy performance. Touch-screen display.
Cons: Slightly soft kit lens. So-so low-light performance. Large kit lens. No hot shoe or accessory port.
Conclusion: There is little going against the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 digital camera other than a missed opportunity to upgrade an LCD screen used in previous models. However, the GF3 on so many fronts just gets it right.
Summary: For the casual shooters that Panasonic is targeting with this camera, the GF3 is a solid choice. With its kit lens, it fits in a small bag or a jacket pocket, and is more powerful than most fixedlens compacts.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix GF3 takes the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) to a much wider audience. It pushes the GF series further towards the casual photographer and away from the enthusiasts at which ILCs were initially aimed.
Pros: 3:2 ratio touch screen., Fast full-frame AF performance., Built-in flash., Creative Control effects.
Cons: No hot shoe / accessory port., Flash position causes lens barrel shadow., No rear push thumbwheel., Mono Mic.
Summary: The GF3 is a camera that combines high image quality and access to advanced shooting options with a small form factor and simplified control layout. Enthusiasts may be disappointed with the relative paucity of direct controls, but the GF3 is a very easy-to-use camera that is capable of lovely...
Pros: High quality (though aging) sensor capable of excellent raw file output, JPEGs show slightly improved high ISO performance (compared to the GF2), Improved skin tone rendering in JPEGs (compared to the GF2), Well-implemented touchscreen interface, Fast-focusing AF system (for its class), AF point ...
Cons: No EVF port, No flash hotshoe, No rear click dial, Smaller body size makes hand-held use of larger zoom lenses awkward, Mono microphone (instead of stereo) for video recording, Positioning of pop-up flash is more susceptible to producing red-eye and lens-barrel shadow, Some lenses (including 14-1...