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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
7.2 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

PC Magazine
6 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
5 November 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

reviewed
31 August 2011
  • Summary: The Panasonic GF3: the most diminutive member of the company's small interchangeable lens camera lineup.
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
4 August 2011
  • Summary: Panasonic surprised just about everyone in the digital imaging industry by introducing the Lumix DMC-GF3 less than six months after the debut of the GF2. The GF3 is not the GF2’s replacement – the larger and slightly more complex GF2 (which is targeted primarily at photo enthusiasts) will remain in...
  • Pros: Versatile and compact, Feature rich, easy-to-use, Excellent image quality
  • Cons: Slight tendency to underexpose, Costs as much as entry-level DSLR
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

CNET
2 August 2011
  • Summary: The lens-swapping Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Micro Four Thirds camera is well built and takes a great picture, but you'll pay a premium for its small size.
  • Pros: Good picture quality; compact size; interchangeable lenses; 1080i video recording.
  • Cons: No accessory shoe; mono-only sound recording; no mode dial; expensive.
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Overall 8
8.2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Camera Labs
1 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The more I used the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3, the more it became apparent that this model is a clear move to tap into the entry-level market. However, other users should not let that put them off.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7
Picture quality 5
5.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

PC Pro
18 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Extremely rewarding to use, but noise levels in low light aren’t up to today’s standards
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review

T3
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Panasonic nails another quality compact mirror-less camera
  • Pros: Metal build, Ease of use, Creative Control modes
  • Cons: Mono sound, LCD not angle adjustable, Pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Pocket Lint
20 July 2011
  • Conclusion: We’ve focused on the highlights here, but, in summary, in looking to downsize its GF1 and GF2 predecessors still further - and admittedly a CSC that you can squeeze into your pocket with lens still attached is the ultimate goal - the GF3 omits some features we would ideally have liked Panasonic to...
  • Pros: Solid feel construction, smaller compact-like form factor yet retaining the DSLR-like ability to swap lenses, user friendly blend of virtual and “real” buttons
  • Cons: Flimsy rubber cover to HDMI and AV port, no in-body image stabilisation, mono sound, smaller form factor gives rise to occasional image blur resulting from camera shake in lower light more than predecessors, omits hotshoe and means of attaching a supplementary EVF
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