Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 priced $700; to release in June
Panasonic has officially announced the completion of its line system camera LUMIX G Micro System as a model, DMC-G3 (Format Micro Four Thirds). Interestingly, the novelty of the Japanese manufacturer is positioned as the most compact and lightweight camera system in the world among the models with the viewfinder, and its dimensions are 114.3 x 83.8 x 45.7 mm and weighs about 335 grams.
At the same camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 was Live MOS sensor with 16 megapixels and supports capture Full HD video in AVCHD format with stereo sound recording. In addition, there is an option burst shooting at a speed of 4 frames per second, and provides this functionality through the image processing Venus Engine FHD. Sensitivity level varies from 100 to 6400 ISO, and optical image stabilization system can improve the quality of images.
And in Panasonic’s product line the Lumix DMC-G3 is not considered the compact model: it’s the step up from the GF2 with a built-in electronic viewfinder and a physical mode dial, as well with as a deeper (and I think more comfortable) grip. It retains the same flip-and-twist LCD and relatively well thought-out interface, too.
On the back of the camera, there’s both a viewfinder and a 3-inch touchscreen. The viewfinder is electronic, so it’s not as clear as a traditional optical viewfinder. That becomes especially obvious when you’re moving the camera as you peer through the EVF. It does the job though.
It has also an electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch touchscreen display with turn by 180 degrees and tilt up and down to 270 degrees. Among other things, the functionality of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 includes a dust removal system and built-in flash and the camera itself will be available in June for $ 699.99 in black, red, white and brown colors. In this case, complete with her will be supplied zoom lens 14-42mm f3.5-5.6.
Panasonic was confident that the firmware of the camera we used was close to the final version that will appear in the new model when it is released in the coming months. However, there may still be tweaks to adjust the image quality, so for this reason it would be unfair to comment on the quality of the finer details of the images I took, but what I have seen looks very promising.