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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Brown)

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Product Highlights
  • 14mm Lens Included
  • 12.1Mp Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro 4/3 Camera
  • 3.0" Touch LCD
  • Venus Engine FHD
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • iA & iA+ Exposure Modes
  • Built-In Pop-Up Flash
  • 1920 x 1080/60i HD Video Recording
  • Optical Image Stabilization

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit gets you started shooting Micro Four Thirds with both the GF3 camera body and a 14mm lens. From day one you can start to make photographs and videos without the bulk of traditional DSLR camera systems. This lightweight and easily transportable camera gives you a compact option that does more than point-and-shoot. That means you don't have to sacrifice creativity when you want to be unencumbered.

The aforementioned creative options start with the ability to use any number of lenses thanks to the Micro Four Thirds mount. From there, shooting controls like scene modes and manual focusing control give you power to craft photos to fit your vision. That being said, the DMC-GF3 also provides plenty of automatic options that can be used alone or combined with manual choices for the level of freedom you want over your shooting.

At the core of the GF3 you'll find a 12.1Mp Live MOS sensor and the Venus processing engine. The Venus Engine FHD and the image sensor work together for low noise images. Another highlight of this combo is the Intelligent D-Range Control which enables maximum capture of the image's full range of contrast without blowing out highlights or mucking up the shadows. The camera also boasts numerous scene modes for those times when you want the GF3 to do all the work, and even a dust-reduction system for clean images that need less work done in post-production.

Of course, like any digital camera worth its salt these days, the GF3 captures HD video. You can record up to 1080/60i videos in the AVCHD format. A built-in mono microphone with a wind-cut function captures audio to go along with that video as well. When it's time to share your video on the big screen, the HDMI mini jack allows for one-cable connection of your video (audio too!) to your HDTV. Other video highlights include near silent focusing, multiple lens options thanks to the Micro Four Thirds mount, and touch-enabled subject AF Tracking.

When it comes to the 3.0" touch screen LCD you'll be pleased to find that this intuitive display moves through all the camera's mode settings and menus, even allowing you to trigger the shutter from the screen. However, for those still craving the DSLR feel, the menus and modes can be accessed using the mode dial as well. A built-in pop-up flash allows for lowlight shots caught with confidence, while an ISO range up to 6400 means you can shoot without the flash and still capture detailed, beautiful shots in lower light.

The GF3 also offers LUMIX Light Speed Auto Focus technology which locks onto your subject quickly, for an accurate shot when you're ready to hit the shutter. Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Auto Plus modes also come in handy by automatically adjusting the defocusing area, exposure control, and white balance. The GF3 also features the LUMIX Photo Style Mode which allows the user to create popular color effects. In addition, the LUMIX Creative Control Mode, accessed from the mode dial, allows for creative effects to be produced in-camera.

This kit includes the following items:

Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera Body
Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Lens

14mm Lens Included
this DMC-GF3 kit includes a Micro Four Thirds 14mm lens. Capture photos and videos from day one with this kit
Mode Access via Touch-Enabled LCD or Mode Thumb Wheel
The DMC-GF3 provides a traditional DSLR-like experience without the need for complicated external mode dials, yet provides intuitive and quick access to common modes like Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual via a touch-enabled LCD that operates much like a smart phone. Additional quick access touch-enabled settings include three Customizable Modes that get you to your favorite camera setup quickly, multiple Scene Modes and the new LUMIX Creative Control Mode. The DMC-GF3 provides a dedicated video button that can be used to switch to video capture quickly without changing modes.

At the heart of the DMC-GF3's simplified functionality is a large 3.0-inch LCD (460k- dot) that allows for intuitive touch control of menus and most shooting, focusing, playback and effects controls. Menus can be customized using simple drag-and-drop actions like those on most touch-enabled smartphones. This allows for a custom user interface, giving Quick Menu access to functions that can be tailored to any user's expertise level. Even the shutter can be triggered from the touch-enabled LCD by simply touching the subject you want focused and captured. Using the touch-screen operation, a user can lock onto a subject, enabling AF Tracking in both still and video modes. When you're ready to shoot, the subject will be in focus and ready to capture.

For those who miss the tactile feel of a traditional DSLR mode dial, the DMC-GF3 offers an innovative mode thumb wheel that quickly cycles though all available modes with visual feedback provided on the large 3'' touch-enabled LCD.

Available Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Baby, Pet, Party and Sunset, which can all be controlled from the intuitive touch-enabled LCD.

Built-In Flash
Thanks to a 6400 ISO, the DMC-GF3 shoots well under low light even without a flash. But there are times when a flash provides desired enhancements. So, like most DSLRs, the DMC-GF3 provides a built-in pop-up flash for added light during low-light shooting
Lens Options and 3D Capture
LUMIX G Series Compact System Cameras utilize the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lens mount. MFT offers greater size and weight reduction in the lens without compromising lens performance and clarity. The LUMIX G MFT System offers a selection of 12 high performance fixed focal length and variable aperture G Vario zooms, including a highly versatile 3D lens capable of capturing both 2D and 3D images at the same time. There are lens adaptors available for mounting older Leica M and Leica R lenses, including older LUMIX full Four Thirds lenses. An innovative 14'-140mm HD G Vario lens provides the best of video and still-image shooting with a long 10x range and near silent high-speed focusing. When connected to the DMC-GF3, ultra fast focusing and auto subject track AF can be achieved.

Many LUMIX MFT lenses come with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) built-in. This feature helps prevent blurring from hand-shake. Working together with the camera's Intelligent ISO Control, which reduces motion blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves, you're sure to capture images that are sharp. The 14mm lens included with this kit does not have O.I.S. capabilities.

Dust Reduction System
As with many interchangeable lens cameras, dust on the sensor reduces image clarity. To eliminate this potential, the DMC-GF3 has a Dust Reduction System that uses a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively
HD Video Capture
The LUMIX DMC-GF3 also shoots 1080/60i High Definition video using the AVCHD format. It offers a built-in mono microphone and includes a wind-cut function that further enhances the sound as it helps reduce noise caused by background wind. An audio meter can be displayed on the LCD for monitoring audio levels. Captured video can be played back in High Definition via an optional HDMI mini cable directly to an HD-compatible TV, or played directly on Panasonic VIERA TVs via the SD card. New near silent focusing features offered in several LUMIX Micro Four Thirds lenses help keep lens noise at bay, while the touch-enabled LCD allows you to automatically keep active subjects in focus with touch-enabled subject AF Tracking
Faster, Accurate Pinpoint Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus technology used in point-and-shoot and new mirrorless Compact System Cameras now approaches the speeds that were once only available from traditional professional-level DSLRs. The DMC-GF3 now offers the new LUMIX Light Speed Auto Focus technology developed for the highly regarded GH2. LUMIX Light Speed AF locks onto a subject quickly so you won't suffer from "shutter lag" frustration. Contrast Auto Focusing also offers greater shot accuracy due to fewer hardware components needed vs. traditional DSLR phase difference systems, thus fewer pictures will suffer from system focusing errors (e.g., the accuracy of Contrast AF is approx. 90% at F1.4, while Phase Difference AF is approx. 60%).

Manual control over focus is available in the DMC-GF3 and now features a quick 4x magnification feature. By simply touching the subject, that subject is then enlarged in a small window, allowing you to keep the rest of the image in view as a framing reference. Beyond 4x, that small window fills the monitor so even more control over focus fine-tuning can be achieved. This handy feature is available from both the MF Assist (Manual Focus) and AF + MF focus modes.

The DMC-GF3 now offers a large LCD touch-focus area, enabling touch-focus control from any part of the image as seen on the LCD. Unlike traditional DSLRs that limit the number and position of focus points, the DMC-GF3 uses the entire image sensor and can even fine-tune focus with a new fine-tuning Pinpoint AF feature. When Pinpoint AF is enabled, the image is enlarged, allowing for pixel-level setting of the focus area desired. Once set, the DMC-GF3 will use this fine-tuned focus point to produce a sharp, detailed image

Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Auto Plus (iA, iA+)
The DMC-GF3 has advanced functions that will satisfy experienced photographers, yet is easy enough for beginners to use comfortably in both photo and video recording modes with iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus. In the new iA Plus Mode, the defocusing area, exposure control and white balance can be adjusted visually for scenes where a slight manual adjustment may produce a more desired result
Color and Effects
Using the LUMIX Photo Style Mode, popular color effects can be achieved. These settings can be further enhanced with fine-tuning of Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation and Noise Reduction. Color effects include: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom.

With LUMIX Creative Control Mode, accessed from the Mode dial at the top of the camera, an expressive look to the image can be achieved without the need for complicated post-processing software. Common effects can be achieved via the touch-control menu as a pre-setting in an easy-to-understand "what you see is what you get" experience. Effects include: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic and now, Miniature Effect

Venus Engine FHD
The LUMIX Venus Engine FHD offers vastly improved compensation for electronic noise under low light and shadows where higher ISOs typically add grain to the image. Circuitry on the new 12.1-megapixel sensor further reduces low-noise signal problems at the pixel level and at the amplifier circuit level. As a result, higher ISOs with much lower noise can be achieved. This means faster action-stopping shutter speeds in low light, and a maximum achievable ISO of 6400.

The noise level of the DMC-GF3 offers significant reductions in electronic noise vs. prior models and now approaches the low noise signatures of the renowned LUMIX GH2. The Venus Engine FHD uses new Intelligent Resolution technology to sharpen edge detail without softening fine detail. In addition to maximizing edge and fine detail, the Venus Engine offers Intelligent D-Range Control. Intelligent D-Range Control enables maximum capture of the image's full range of brightness, without blown-out highlights and muddying shadows.

Imaging
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Optical
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 170 Minutes
Audio Recording With Video
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (460,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 160-6400
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Kelvin, Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 3.8 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Power
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 10.8 x 6.7 x 3.2 cm
Weight 7.94 oz / 225 g Body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 14 mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.5
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09" (18.01 cm)
Magnification 0.1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:10
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:46 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.19 x 0.81" (5.56 x 2.06 cm)
Weight 1.94 oz (55 g)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Brown)
  • Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens
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    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Good image quality (11)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (8)
    • Large clear LCD (7)
    • Fast shutter speed (5)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (11)
    • Travel (9)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Low light (7)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great value in a small versatile camera

    This is my largish pocket camera. The small body size coupled with the pancake 14mm lens allows me to carry it in a pants pocket where it is immediately available for use. I use...Read complete review

    This is my largish pocket camera. The small body size coupled with the pancake 14mm lens allows me to carry it in a pants pocket where it is immediately available for use. I use my GF3 like most people use a point-and-shoot. And the micro 4/3 sensor and interchangable lenses put it way ahead of any point-and-shoot I've found yet.Like most modern digital cameras, including most point-and-shoots, this camera has more features and options than I'll ever use, or even be interested in using. The features I want in a camera are 1) a good light meter with multiple metering modes, 2) aperture priority mode, 3) manual focus, 4) decent IQ to at least 800 ISO, 5) interchangable lenses, and 6) 12 mp resolution or higher. This camera has all that, and a lot more.One area that I was afraid Panasonic might have pursued aggressive cost control (i.e., cheaped out) in was that of build quality. I had no reason to fear. The GF3 feels solid; no loose, cheap plastic feel here. I love the way this camera feels in my hands.The 14mm pancake lens is also of better quality, both optically and mechanically, than I was expecting. And since it's interchangable, I can use it on any other micro 4/3 body (either Panasonic or Olympus) I might own.This package, priced in the $ - range is an incredible value.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good value, but so-so photos

    I am new to digital photography and expected better image resolution with this camera. I expected too much, apparently (was unable to check camera out in store). I needed the camera for...Read complete review

    I am new to digital photography and expected better image resolution with this camera. I expected too much, apparently (was unable to check camera out in store). I needed the camera for a bike tour, so the small format was quite useful, esp. with a fixed 14mm lens. Lens seemed quite good. Camera is relatively easy to operate and many functions of manual cameras are present. Works well if looking for an inexpensive small/light camera, however, not to be recommended when looking for superior image quality and resolution.

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    4.0

    Great little camera

    By Streetshooter

    from Toronto

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Street walk-around

    Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

    Compact and easy to use. Menus are easy to navigate, thumbwheel makes changing settings very quick and the touchscreen lets u touch where u want the camera to focus.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
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    • No

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    5.0

    Great little cam

    By Bichette

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

      I usually shoot with Canons. I have a 5D that I love, but I always resent the bulk and weight of a system when traveling. I have the Canon S95, but frankly, i never was in love with the pics I got with it. I ended up purchasing the Fuji X100, which is both a pain and a joy to use, the shutter delay can drive me crazy, and while not as big as the 5D, it's still a bigger cam.
      I was blown away by the pics a friend of mine took with the GF3+20mm, so when the lens was back in stock, I decided to try it out. After a month of use, I've decided it's a keeper. I use it more than my Fuji or my 5D. The quality of the pics I get with the 20mm lens is fantastic, and it never is a problem to bring it along, I always have it with me. I love the results, the bokeh, the low light capacities. I get many compliments on my pictures. The GF3 really is great, at least when coupled with the 20mm lens. It took me some time to feel comfortable with the menu and the touch screen, but I ended up really liking it as well.
      If you are in the market for a small/lightweight camera that gives excellent picture quality without the bulk of a DSLR, this might just be it. There are some trade offs evidently, but for the results, it's a no-brainer.
      ps: I only use it with the 20mm lens, and would not consider the zoom kit lens.

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      5.0

      Great value in a small versatile camera

      By blue fox

      from dallas - fort worth, tx

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • High quality build
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Candid shooting
        • Family Photos
        • Street photography

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

        This is my largish pocket camera. The small body size coupled with the pancake 14mm lens allows me to carry it in a pants pocket where it is immediately available for use. I use my GF3 like most people use a point-and-shoot. And the micro 4/3 sensor and interchangable lenses put it way ahead of any point-and-shoot I've found yet.Like most modern digital cameras, including most point-and-shoots, this camera has more features and options than I'll ever use, or even be interested in using. The features I want in a camera are 1) a good light meter with multiple metering modes, 2) aperture priority mode, 3) manual focus, 4) decent IQ to at least 800 ISO, 5) interchangable lenses, and 6) 12 mp resolution or higher. This camera has all that, and a lot more.One area that I was afraid Panasonic might have pursued aggressive cost control (i.e., cheaped out) in was that of build quality. I had no reason to fear. The GF3 feels solid; no loose, cheap plastic feel here. I love the way this camera feels in my hands.The 14mm pancake lens is also of better quality, both optically and mechanically, than I was expecting. And since it's interchangable, I can use it on any other micro 4/3 body (either Panasonic or Olympus) I might own.This package, priced in the $ - range is an incredible value.

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        • 8
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        • No

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        3.0

        good value, but so-so photos

        By Hammerhead

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder
        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

        I am new to digital photography and expected better image resolution with this camera. I expected too much, apparently (was unable to check camera out in store). I needed the camera for a bike tour, so the small format was quite useful, esp. with a fixed 14mm lens. Lens seemed quite good. Camera is relatively easy to operate and many functions of manual cameras are present. Works well if looking for an inexpensive small/light camera, however, not to be recommended when looking for superior image quality and resolution.

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        4.0

        Great product

        By Shooter

        from Pearlan tx

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Small LCD Screen

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

        Great product, shipping was quickly, they also have the best prices when I compare to other stores

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Funky

        By stefcia

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Feels NiceSturdy
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

        • Looks smallnot profesion

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (White):

        Its a funky Mix between Point&Shoot and SLR. Point&Shoot body with controls. SLR type features with lens and sensor. Might just be perfect mix for vacation or casual photos. Its small!! :) Feels well made in Japan (not China) One can assume the whole GF and GX line are the same kind of camera so could be a good call for on a multi year basis, (kinda like a Macbook).

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 6
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        • No

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        5.0

        Capable and lightweight camera

        By P S T

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

          Nice lightweight camera that gives great results!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excelent camera!

          By skyler

          from mexico

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

            I love the product, it was a very good quality/price option

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9

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            5.0

            Small and solid build

            By fvanzela

            from Sertaozinho, SP, Brazil

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Noisy At High ISO
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

            Considering the size of thie body, it provides very good image quality and very fast operation. AF is real nice, on the same level of my Rebel XS.

            The build quality is also very good, solid aluminu body, buttons also very good.

            Low light performance could be better, but is much better than any other compact camera, just 1 to 2 EVs below a dslr with APS-C sensor.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
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            • No

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            5.0

            It is a great machine for its size!!!

            By Julio the traveller

            from santiagfo, Chile

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Red):

              The size and weight of the camera amazed me. Yet is wonderful for any photographer wich is not a pro.... easy toi use and easy to handle, greast with both lenses I bought, the 14mm and the 14-42 Vario, the extra battery and 16GB Card gave a lot of felxibility, don't have to worried, recharging batteries or emptying the card specially in long trip on vacations... I'm trying to buy a zoomm don't know exaactly which is better, the 100-300 or the 47-175, I'll thanks and advise for it.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
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              • No

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              4.0

              Functionality and design in one

              By Yang

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (White):

                This camera is very easy to use, especially with the smart auto. I highly enjoy using this camera.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great shots, Easy to use.

                By Alicia P

                from Utica, NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Hard to use in low light
                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

                I am a recreational photographer, not professional at all. This camera is really easy to use. Most of the settings are self explanatory.

                The outdoor photos come out amazing (I use a UV filter). Any photo that I take that I do no need to use the flash is awesome. If it is dark and I need to use the flash, I have to shoot on manual and then add light later while editing. This is a user error though because I have not had time to really learn how to shoot manual. Most people never use flash but I just cannot get photos to come out nice if I am not using the flash.

                One feature that I wish this camera had is the color block setting where you can focus on one color in the image and then the rest is in black and white. It may have it and I have not found it yet but I do not see anything in the settings that indicates that.

                Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase and I think that the more that I learn, the happier I will be with it.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
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                • No

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                5.0

                Wow Great Little Camera

                By Cleveland John

                from Cleveland

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera with 14mm Lens Kit (Black):

                I wanted a really small camera one that fits in my pocket and still takes good pictures. Well I found it in the GF3. I already own the GH2 so I already new that this camera should be able to perform as good if not better than the GH2 and I was right. This little camera focuses faster the GH2 and takes just as nice a picture. I would recommend the two primes the 14mm that comes with it and pick up yourself the 20mm. Thats all you really need and it can all fit in your pockets. The only thing it would have be nice if it had a viewfinder that way you can take more discrete pictures and it would help on the extreme sunny days.
                Some people may find the touch screen hard to get use too but the more you use it the faster you get with it.
                Over all I am happy with this camera a camera that you can carry around everywhere is a camera that you will use.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                Memory Cards

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                Required item: Memory is not included so be sure to have enough storage capacity.

                SanDisk -  16GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
                • You Pay: $14.95
                Used Dept.
                 

                Get a wide-angle, zoom, or other effect for various photography applications.

                Panasonic -  45-200mm f/4-5.6 G Vario MEGA O.I.S. Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount
                • You Pay: $269.00
                 

                Batteries & Power

                Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                Panasonic -  DMW-BLE9 Lithium-Ion Battery (940mAh)
                • You Pay: $7.95
                Used Dept.
                 

                Bags & Cases

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                Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                OP/TECH USA -  Zippeez Soft Pouch, Large (Black)
                • You Pay: $17.95
                 

                Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

                Tiffen -  46mm UV Protector Filter
                • You Pay: $6.34
                 
                General Brand -  46mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
                • You Pay: $14.95
                 

                Flash & Accessories

                Get a flash to add light to your picture.

                Vello -  CB-600 Straight Flash Bracket
                • You Pay: $9.95
                 

                Card Readers

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                Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

                GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
                • You Pay: $9.95
                 
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