Summary: This model of Lumix comes with a design flaw in which the flash is not high enough and the lens might cast a shadow on the pictures. This is a big factor if you are shooting in the dark or other flash-required environment. Yet, if taking flash out of the equation the picture resolution and other features are awesome.
Poor DSLR substitute, Great point-and-shoot replacement.
Whitby K Ellsworth, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: A little too unsophistocated fo a serious photographer, but an outstanding product for a point-and-shooter. Has a reputation for a soft lens, but this unit is not soft. Megapixels are3 of high quality. Can comfortably carry in any jacket pocket or medium pocketbook. I leave mine in the Truck at all times - it is always ready.
Summary: Pros: - Stylish - Simple controls - Good set of quality lenses Cons: - NOT a DSLR replacement. - Color is off by a lot. Not enough blue. - Off focus most of the time. Focus control is really tricky. - Frugal. Even more so then other Panasonic brand cameras. You drop them one time and can through them away.
Summary: Telephoto lens makes distance shots clear and easy. Smart camera with very fast focus and burst capabilities. Love the touchscreen. Adjustable angle flash reduces overexposure and red eye. Picture quality is so-so. Might be operator error since I'm a point and shoot photographer.
picture quality less than previous Panasonic cameras I've owned
Allison J, Amazon
23 November 2012
Summary: I am not a professional photographer, though I do know how to use a SLR camera. I was looking for something with fun options for user control but also with a good intelligent auto, and lovely picture quality. This is my third Panasonic camera, and on the other two (compact megazooms), the Leica lens and actually-intelligent intelligent auto setting made for lovely pictures.
Summary: The camera is adorable and truly does produce great photos. I loved the look of the camera since I first saw it, it is sleek and slim. The touchscreen is handy as well as the top IA (Intelligent Auto) button. Overall I was happy with the purchase, until I used the pop up flash. On every indoor picture I took, the lens barrel shadow was present. The bottom 1/4th of the picture has a dark black shadow...even when you take off the flare ring.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Micro Four Thirds w 14-42 lens Update
li'l bamboo, Amazon
12 July 2012
Summary: I am not a pro photographer. I don't usually make money off of my photos but I like good photos. I am mainly a very enthusiastic amateur portrait photographer. Anything that gets in front of my camera is fair game so. The camera: I bought this camera to fit a specific niche. I'm not looking to retire my DSLR. I don't want a bunch of lenses for this camera. I have all Pro Glass for my DSLR.
Summary: We purchased this camera after having our first child. We live in WASHINGTON STATE where sunshine is usually limited and we need to use a flash indoors for all photos. This camera has a design flaw that leaves a dark shadow on every picture from the lens. It is unnaceptable panasonic!! This should be fixed. If you are onl,y using this camera outdoors when no flash is needed it does take great pictures. But I would NOT recommend for indoor use.
Pros: Easy to use, Durable
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor documentation, Poor quality, dark shadow on pictures when using the flash