Panasonic Lumix G3 review

Full specification for Panasonic Lumix G3

Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (H = 4fps; SH = 20fps electronic shutter at 4MP only), Self Timer (2 or 10sec)
Focusing Modes Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus; Focus Area control: Face Detection, AF Tracking, 23-Area, 1-Area, Pinpoint
Shutter Speeds 1/4000th sec – 1min (Bulb to approx 4mins)
Dimensions 115.2 x 83.6 x 46.7mm
File Format JPEG, Raw, Raw + JPEG, MPO (3D only), AVCHD, M-JPEG (movie only)
Power Rechargeable Li-ion DMW0BLD10PP battery
Weight 544g approx (with 14-42mm lens and SD card)
Connectivity AV out, HDMI out, remote
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes P, S, A, M, C1, C2, Scene, Creative Control, iA+ (intelligent Auto+)
Movie Mode Yes, 1080i at 50 fields per second (1080i60 for NTSC models)
Metering System 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Built-in Image Stabilisation No, lens-based where applicable
Dust Reduction Yes
Other Aluminium body, Venus Engine FHD
DoF Prview No
Focal Length Mag 2x
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec max
Sensor 15.8MP Live MOS
White Balance Bracket Yes
AF Points 23-area
Colour Temp Control 2500-10,000K
Field of View 100% approx
LCD 3in, 460k-dot, vari-angle touchscreen LCD
Output Size 4592x3448px (4:3)
PC Socket No
Viewfinder Type 1.44M-dot, 0.7x mag (in 35mm terms) electronic viewfinder
Cable Release Yes, remote release jack
Compression Large / Medium / Small
Exposure Comp -5 to +5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Memory Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 11
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
White Balance Auto, Daylight, cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature; all with manual green-magenta and amber-blue adjustment; plus White Balance Bracketing
ISO 160-6400

Manufacturer website: Panasonic

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Features 18/20
Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Overall Score 88%