Panasonic Launches Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera DMC-G3

Panasonic Launches Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera DMC-G3

World’s Smallest and Lightest Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera DMC-G3 Featuring Even Higher Image Quality and Advanced AF System

Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of interchangeable lens system camera for LUMIX G Micro System – the DMC-G3. Featuring a new 16.0-megapixel sensor and 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording capability, it achieves further by downsizing in both size and weight, breaking the record of world’s smallest and lightest camera.

LUMIX G Micro System realizes high-quality photo images with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. In addition, high sensitivity signal processing is redesigned for DMC-G3 to take full advantage of the newly developed 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor. Notably, images to be shot in low-lit situations at high ISO sensitivity setting is stunningly clear with highly sharp resolution.

Precision Contrast AF system of LUMIX G Micro System gains even higher speed realizing world’s fastest level of approx. 0.18 second**. With the combination of touch-control shooting, focusing is ever more quick and accurate thanks to the newly adopted Pinpoint AF. Furthermore, consecutive shooting is also improved for 4 fps in 16.0-megapixel full resolution with a new mechanical shutter.

The DMC-G3 records 1920 x 1080 full-HD video with stereo sound in AVCHD format which is superior in both compression efficiency and friendliness with AV equipment for playback. Advanced AF system including practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording so that every photographer can enjoy high quality video recording with minimum ease.

Newly renovated color mode Creative Control allows users to set color effect more intuitively and finer control in contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction is available with Photo Style.

The acclaimed iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is advanced to the iA Plus mode and both are incorporated within the DMC-G3. In addition to the conventional powerful shooting support functions, defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance can be adjusted in the iA Plus mode. The iA Plus mode works not only in photo but also in video recording.

The DMC-G3 boasts a 3.0-inch free-angle Intelligent LCD with 100% field of view, 1,440,000-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder). The body is made of aluminum which features lightness and high-specific strength. The newly designed body profile incorporates ergonomic grip which offers comfortable hold despite its ultra compact size. With a variety of attractive colors – black, red, white and brown, DMC-G3 is the camera to fit in the stylish lifestyle enabling to save precious memories in both high quality photo and video.

** The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-G3 attaching LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) to move the lens position to “2m” from “infinity” position. The zoom position is in wide range. Panasonic measurement method.

  1. Even Higher Image Quality with Stunning Clarity
  2. Advanced AF System
  3. Enhanced Operability in Pursuit of further Ease of Use
  4. 1920 x 1080 Full-HD High Quality Video Recording
  5. Renovated Color Control Functions – New “Photo Style” and “Creative Control”
  6. Advanced iA(Intelligent Auto) mode for More Creative Freedom - iA Plus
  7. Enjoy watching high quality photos and videos on large HDTV - VIERA Link networking even in 3D
  8. Rich options for further expandability
  9. Just shooting is not the goal - Included softwares


DMC-G3 Specifications
Type  Type  Digital interchangeable lens system camera
 Recording media  SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
 Image sensor size  17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
 Lens mount  Micro Four Thirds mount
 Image Sensor  Type  Live MOS Sensor
 Camera Effective Pixels  16.0 Megapixels
 Color filter  Primary color filter
 Dust reduction system  Supersonic wave filter
 Recording System  Recording file format  Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible???
 MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)
 Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
 Aspect ratio  4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
 Motion Image

 Motion JPEG: [4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps / [16:9] HD : 1280 x 720, 30fps
 AVCHD, NTSC: [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p)?SH:17Mbps)
 AVCHD, PAL: [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p)?SH:17Mbps)

 Focus  Type  Contrast AF system
 Focus mode  AFS/ AFC/ MF
 AF mode  Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
 Touch (1- area-focusing in Face detection / AF Tracking / Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint)
 Exposure Control  Light metering system  144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
 Light metering mode  Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
 Metering range  EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
 Exposure mode  Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
 ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity)  Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
 Exposure compensation  1/3EV Step ±5EV
 Shutter  Type  Focal-plane shutter
 Shutter speed  Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 120 seconds)
 Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)
 LCD Monitor  Type  TFT LCD with Touch panel
 Monitor size  Free-angle 7.5cm (3.0inch) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide viewing angle
 Pixels  460K dots
 Interface  USB  USB 2.0 High Speed
 HDMI  miniHDMI TypeC / VIErA Link
 Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
 Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
 Audio video output  Stereo Type, NTSC/PAL (NTSC only for North America)
 Speaker  Monaural
 Power  Battery  ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh) (Included)
Dimensions/Weight  Dimensions (W x H x D)  115.2 x 83.6 x 46.7mm (excluding protrusions)
 Weight  Approx.544g / 19.20 oz ?SD card, Battery, 14-42mm lens included)
 Approx. 761g / 26.88 oz ?SD card, Battery, 45-200mm lens included)
 Approx. 336g / 11.84 oz ?Body only?


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