Digital Camera Body (DMC-GF3) Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Interchangeable Lens Battery Pack Battery Charger AV Cable USB Connection Cable CD-ROM Shoulder Strap Lens Hood Body Cap Lens Cap Lens Rear Cap Stylus Pen Owner's Manual
14-42mm Zoom Lens Included
12.1Mp Live MOS Sensor
Micro 4/3 Camera
3.0" Touch LCD
Venus Engine FHD
iA & iA+
Built-In Pop-Up Flash
1920 x 1080/60i HD Video Recording
Optical Image Stabilization
Auto Focus Technology
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Battery Average Life
Micro Four Thirds
Continuous Shooting Speed
Display Fixture Type
Display Resolution Maximum
Expanded ISO Maximum
Expanded ISO Minimum
External Memory Included
Flash Memory Type
Flash Sync Speed
Autofocus & Manual
Mini HDMI TypeC
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Image Aspect Ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
2.64 x 1.26 x 4.25 inches
Lithium Battery Weight
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Minimum Shutter Speed
Optical Sensor Resolution
Optical Sensor Technology
Photo Sensor Technology
Venus Engine FHD
Sensor Cleaning Method
Supersonic wave filter
Supported Battery Types
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Touch Screen Type
Video Capture Format
Video Capture Resolution
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 (sensor output 30 fps). 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 wont 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%).
Select the Pinpoint AF from the menu.
Touch the point for auto focusing.
Enlarge the image to finely adjust the point.
Focus and shoot with the touch shutter.
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.
Defocus: the background defocus can be adjusted
Color: the white balance can be adjusted from red color to blue color
Brightness: the exposure compensation can be adjusted
Color and Effects
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.
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.
Venus Engine FHD
The new 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 large DSLR sized 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 new 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 images full range of brightness, without blown-out highlights and muddying shadows.
4.2 x 1.3 x 2.6 inches
2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-GF3 realizes all the features you want from a bulky DSLR interchangeable lens camera, only it accomplishes this in an ultra compact point-and-shoot camera body about as wide and tall as a typical smart phone yet is lightweight and simple to master. This remarkable reduction in size and weight is thanks to advancements in new mirror-free camera technology, and large DSLR format sensors that are more compatible with a new class of compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lenses. This new class of Compact System Cameras (CSC) offers a weight and compactness not seen in traditional DSLRs, yielding greater portability and creative control. The DMC-GF3's image quality comes from a large DSLR-sized 12.1-megapixel sensor and newly advanced image processing technologies. 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. 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. 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.
7 Year Lens Warranty - 1017
5 Year Digital Camera Still Warranty - 1058
Deluxe Lens Care & Maintenance Kit
52mm High Resolution Protective UV Filter
52mm Professional High Resolution Three Piece Filter Kit
52mm Professional Close-Up Filter Set w/+1 +2 +4 +10 Macro Lenses - Multi Coated HD
52mm Hoya Circular Polarizer High Quality Glass Filter
52mm Hoya Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter (HMC)
52mm Multi-Coated Circular Polarizer Filter - High Resolution
8GB Professional SD Memory Card
16GB Professional SD Memory Card
Sandisk 32GB SD Memory Card
64GB Professional SD Memory Card
3 Year Diamond Service Camera Still Warranty - 1303
5 Year Accidental Digital Camera Still Warranty - 1603
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Bower SCB2850 Elite Pro Bag Series DSLR Full Size Backpack
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