Panasonic GF3 review

Small, classy and touchy-feely

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17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS (CMOS) with 12.1 million effective pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio

Focal length conversion


None, LCD only

Motion JPEG: QVGA: 320 x 240 at 30fps, VGA: 640 x 480 at 30fps, HD: 1280 x 720 at 30fps
AVCHD (NTSC): Full HD 1920×1080 at 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps), HD 1280 x 720 at 60i (sensor output is 30p)(SH:17Mbps)
AVCHD (PAL): Full HD 1920×1080 at 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps), HD 1280 x 720 at 50i (sensor output is 25p)(SH:17Mbps)

ISO range
ISO 160-6400

Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint AF plus manual focusing, Quick AF, Continuous AF and Touch shutter

Max burst rate

3in 460,000 dot touch-sensitive LCD

Shutter speeds
1/4000-60sec, bulb

Approx. 264g including SD card, battery and body
Approx. 222g body only
Approx. 319g including SD card, battery, body and 14mm lens

107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm (excluding protrusions)

Power supply
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyLumix G
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG, AVCHD
Weight (Approximate)222 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, REACH
Image Sensor Size17.30 mm x 13 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height67.1 mm
Width107.7 mm
Depth32.5 mm
Product SeriesG
Optical Zoom(Lens 1) - 3x (Lens 2)
Focal Length14 mm14 mm to 42 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelDMC-GF3
Product NameLumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-GF3WEB-R
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The DMC-GF3, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, achieves downsizing by approx. 16.7% in size and 16.2% in weight compared with the DMC-GF2 to break the record of being the world's smallest and lightest system camera. Even though the DMC-GF3 pursued the ultimate compactness, Panasonic did not compromise in the equipment of camera such as built-in flash. Additionally, the operation on DMC-GF3 is smooth and easy with optimum layout of control buttons, the newly adopted control dial and the touch-screen operation.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-GF3 Mirrorless Camera
  • H-H014 Lens
  • H-FS014042 Lens
  • 2 x Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year