I like it but compared to some of the other cameras ...
19 October 2014
Summary: I like it but compared to some of the other cameras out there, it's not the best photo for your value. It is super tiny and better than any point and shoot. But without a super fast zoom lens, I just use my f/2.8 kit prime lens and it works well.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is more than a point and shoot (PAS) camera and yet not a true DSLR (IMHO). It has qualities of both as in small size like a PAS and the lens options of a DSLR. However, I find the GF-3 is not the perfect balance between the two types of cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I'd like to purchase a compact camera with better image quality than a DMC-ZS3 in both stills and movies. Initially I thought I'd get a Canon S100, but when this compact camera package (GF3 with 14mm f2.5) with much larger sensor became available for a mere 379, I ordered it.
A decent complement to an enthusiast photography kit
Luis E. D. Gimenez, Amazon
23 December 2011
Summary: For some time I've been looking for a camera with better image quality than a point & shoot that I could carry whenever I didn't feel like lugging my EOS 7D or 60D around. When a competing camera business offered the 14 mm kit bundled with the 14 - 42 mm zoom, I couldn't resist and jumped in.
Summary: Below is my original review in which I gave a four star rating. I have since done some more shooting and the shadow created by the lens when using the flash has ruined way too many shots. This seems like a HUGE design oversight and I've decided to downgrade it to 3 - even with the deal I got on it.