Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless kit 14-42mm White
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless kit 14-42mm White - Expert Reviews
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens appeared just 6 months after the release of GF2. GF2 hasn't been replaced by this camera but it aims to respond to the wishes of shutter bugs who like to get more in less budget. The camera sports an entry-level MFT (micro four thirds) sensor. The point-and-shoot users can achieve more control of interchangeable lens camera shooting without much operational complexity. The camera could be stated as the smallest and lightest MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens camera) with MFT lenses but then Sony's NEX-C3 stepped up and pushed it to 2nd place.
GF3 features MFT live MOS sensor (large than that of other point and shoots), an in-built pop flash, Full HD video recording at 60fps and 3-inch wide touchscreen LCD with resolution 460k dot. The camera is remarkably easy and delivers you with excellent quality images. The device is stylish and requires little effort of the part of the shooter. The 14mm/pancake kit lens may make users jumping directly from zoom camera feel some discomfort. The users can also use 14-42mm zoom.
Design and Build Quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens is all solid to hold. On the outside, it is clothed with aluminum. The device is a little heavy. GF3 has a carved finger-grip. There is no rubberised coating to add to the firmness of the grip. The physical controls can be approached easily. There is a dual-purpose circular wheel and a dpad at the rear. AF can be reached directly by pressing the wheel to the left. Press it up, you get EV compensation. When in aperture-priority mode, the up and down dial movement will change the aperture. The menu set button in the middle of the wheel lets you make changes to shoot modes. The screen at the rear in 3 inches wide and has resolution of 460k. The screen is touch sensitive and is pretty bright and clean. The sad part is the absence of hot-shoe. The inbuilt flash does work but not with as much power as does a separate flash unit. Also there is no optical viewfinder and no provision to use EVF, screen is all you have. GF3 uses MFT sensor, so the photographers who wish for more than just compact system cameras will be happy with GF3.
Focus and Face Detection
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens sports 23-point TTL contrast detection AF system. Panasonic claims it to be faster than that of DSLRs. The AF modes include: single-point, pin-point, face detection and tracking. The single point focus works by tap on screen, anywhere. Broadly, the focus mode include: single AF, Manual focus and continuous AF. You also get aided by AF assist lamp for better low-light performance. The photo quality delivered with focus locks is excellent.
Lens and Image Stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens features Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The 14-42mm kit lens offers an equivalent focal length range of 28-84mm. GF3 can avail any MFT lens. The camera can be availed either with sole body or with 14-42mm or 14mm pancake lens(no OIS). 14-42mm lens deliver brilliant quality images and pancake lens performs well in video shoots. The camera does not have a body integral IS.
Screen and Menus
Main menu can be accessed by pressing menu button on the rear. Under the record menu, you can find options relating to still shoots. The motion picture menu includes options for recording videos. The option of wind noise reduction and audio options can also be found here. Under the custom menu, you can customize the operation of fn button, you can put on screen guides and even set how you'd use touchscreen, you can also disable the touch AF completely. Options of image review and slideshow come under playback menu. Here, you can name, crop, resize and rotate pics within camera. You can also trim the videos. Info. Settings like date or time, other settings like brightness of screen and power saving and memory formatting. Coming to the screen, you find 3 inches diagonally wide fixed touch screen with resolution 460,000 dots. There is no inbuilt viewfinder. Not even a port to support EVF. The screen of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm Lens is bright and clear to work with.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens runs on Li-Ion battery pack, under CIPA ratings you get 340 shots on single charge. You also get a battery charger shipped with the camera. Getting shots lesser than mentioned shall depend on factors like the lens used, continuous shoot performed or switching camera off and on, often.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm lens records Full HD (1920x1080 ) 1080p res video along with mono sound. Options like wind noise reduction, mic level display, TV flicker reduction, optical zoom, continuous or manual focus, digital telephoto conversion help in capturing of videos. You also get the option to shoot at HD (1280x720) 720p resolution and QVGA (320 x 240). Videos get encoded in AVCHD or motion JPEG MOV format.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm Lens uses Live MOS sensor with effective MP count of 12.1MP. The sensor is of size Four Thirds. The image processor at work here is Venus FHD which supports features like iAuto, intelligent dynamic range control and intelligent resolution.
- The sensor to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm Lens produces remarkable RAW format images.
- You can adjust both, Exposure and White Balance under iA+ mode.
- The AF system is fast as compared to the class it belongs to.
- Even up to 1600ISO the noise is low.
- The metallic build gives for sturdy body.
- The touch interface has been fairly laid out.
- It is the smallest mirrorless compacts featuring an in-built flash. The direction of flash can be altered as well.
- The Autofocus can even be put to the edges of the frame.
- At even higher levels of ISO, good color reproduction is preserved.
- JPEG image quality is also good.
- For macro shots, there is provision of pic-in-pic manual focus.
- A number of photo styles color presets help in stills and videos.
- The 14mm lens kit is enough for getting acceptable macro shots.
- There is no mode dial and not even a hot-shoe, so no place for external flash and also no Electronic Viewfinder.
- The Image stabilization is lens based only, no body integral Image stabilization.
- No exposure compensation for flash.
- The placing of Pop up flash may trigger, red-eye and lens-barrel shadow.
- Continuous AF tracking struggles in low contrast or low light areas.
- No stereo sound recording, you'd have to adjust to mono format only in videos.
- Since the body size of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (White) Mirrorless Camera With 14-42mm Lens is smaller, the use of big zoom lenses may make the handling awkward.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless kit 14-42mm White - User Reviews