Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camera

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Advantages of a DSLR camera in a
Point & Shoot Camera Package

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP Micro Four-Thirds Camerak Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 providing the advantages of an interchangeable lens DSLR camera in a point & shoot camera package, light weight and straightforwardness. The decrease in overall dimensions and weight is comes about by advancements in mirror less viewfinder technology, and big DSLR format image sensors that have become more harmonious with a new breed of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) compact system camera lenses.

This new breed of Compact System Cameras (CSC) provides a lighter weight and smaller package not found in traditional DSLR cameras, providing improved portability and creative power. The DMC-G3 makes a traditional DSLR-type experience available and also includes an external Mode knob for fast access to most often used functions such as Aperture, Program, and Shutter Priority, Manual. Other control settings include a pair of Custom Modes, new Creative Control Function and Scene Modes. The DMC-G3 also features a dedicated video control that can be employed to quickly change to video capture without switching modes.

Similar to most DSLR cameras, the DMC-G3 includes an integrated hot shoe and flash for attaching optional LUMIX flash units. The LUMIX G MFT System includes an available choice of 11 high performing fixed focal length prime and zoom aperture G Vario zoom lenses, including a highly flexible 3D lens with the capacity to shoot both 2D & 3D photos simultaneously. There are available lens adaptors to mount older version Leica M lenses plus Leica R lenses, and adapters to mount older model full Four Thirds Lumix lenses. A ground-breaking 14-140mm Vario HD G lens captures the best of still and video image photography employing a long 10x zoom and virtually stealth high-speed focusing.  May 12, 2011 ✓

Features

16.3Mp Compact System Camera
3.0" Free Angle Touch Enabled LCD
Micro Four Thirds 14-42mm Zoom Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
Electronic Eye-Level Viewfinder
Multiple Lens Options Including 3D Still
Intelligent Auto Plus

Camera Includes
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 14-42mm Lens Kit (Black, Brown, Red, or White)
Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens
Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Battery Pack
Battery Charger
A/V Cable
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
Lens Hood
Body Cap
Stylus Pen
Owner's Manual
CD-ROM
1-Year Limited Warranty
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Specifications
Camera Image sensor
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448  
Image ratio width:height 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Operational pixels 15.8 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 16.6 megapixels  
Image sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)  
Image sensor type CMOS  
Processor Venus Engine HD II  
Camera Image
ISO value Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400  
White bal presets 5  
Custom white bal modes Yes (2)  
Stabilization type Optical  
Uncompressed format type RAW  
JPEG compression levels Fine, Standard  
Focusing and Optics
Autofocus type Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View  
AF description Contrast Detection, Touch  
Manual focus ability Yes  
Camera mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount  
Focal length multiplier 2  
Monitor and viewfinder
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 460,000  
Touch screen interface Yes  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder magnification 1.4  
Photography highlights
Slowest shutter speed 60 sec  
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority mode Yes  
Shutter priority mode Yes  
Manual exposure setting Yes  
Scene modes Yes  
Flash built-in Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash coverage 11 m  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)  
Flash mode settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous shooting Yes (4, 3 or 2 fps)  
Self-timing device Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering mode settings Multi, Center-weighted, Spot  
Exposure compensation 5 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Auto exposure bracketing 2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography highlights
File formats AVCHD  
Audio channels Stereo  
Video clips Yes (1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)))  
Media storage
Storage devices SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Included storage None  
Multiple Device Connections
USB port USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)  
Physical features
Environmental sealing No  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Overall weight 544 g (1.20 lb / 19.19 oz)  
Overall dimensions 115 x 84 x 47 mm (4.53 x 3.31 x 1.85")  
Additional features
Built-in orientation sensor Yes  
Interval recording No  
Global Positioning System None  
Notes Weight inc. 14-42mm lens


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