Panasonic DMC-G3

panasonic dmc-g3
Release Date: December 2011
List Price: $600 USD
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The DMC-G3 slides right in between the ultra-simple DMC-GF3 and the more advanced DMC-GX1.

It is the follow-up to the DMC-G2 and its defining characteristic is that it includes a built-in viewfinder (which is non-existent on the GF3 and optional with the GX1).

The DMC-G3 also features a 3 inch flexible LCD screen that flips out from the camera body and rotates in all directions. The LCD is a touchscreen, which you can use to change menu settings, set the autofocus point or even take pictures.

A brand new 16 megapixel image sensor ensures high image quality, while the improved autofocus system helps you lock on to all kinds of subjects, both stationary and moving.

List of Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture4 per second
LCD3 inch touchscreen (460,000 dots)
Flexible LCDYes
AutofocusContrast AF
23 area
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13mm
ISO Range160-6400
Movie ModesAVCHD:
1920 x 1080p (30 fps)
1280 x 720p (30 fps)

1920 x 1080p (30 fps)
1280 x720p (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortNo
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesMicro 4/3
4/3 with adapter
BatteryDMW-BLD10 LiIon
Dimensions4.53 x 3.31 x 1.85in
115 x 84 x 47mm
Weight11.85oz (336)
NotesSmallest mirrorless camera with built-in viewfinder.