Panasonic DMC-GF3

panasonic dmc-gf3
Release Date: July 2011
List Price: $600 USD
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How to you make a camera small and light? Simple: just remove features.

This is what Panasonic has done with the DMC-GF3. As of 2011, this camera is the smallest and lightest mirrorless camera from Panasonic.

The camera body is not all that much bigger than a smartphone — until you stick a lens on the front of it.

In order to achieve the size and weight reduction, Panasonic had to remove some features that are available on some of its other camera models.

List of Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture3.2 per second
LCD3 inch touchscreen (460,000 dots)
Flexible LCDNo
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
Dimensions4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28in
107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5mm
Weight9.3oz (264g)
NotesNo flash hot shoe, no accessory port, mono sound only.