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.
- Even Higher Image Quality with Stunning Clarity
- Advanced AF System
- Enhanced Operability in Pursuit of further Ease of Use
- 1920 x 1080 Full-HD High Quality Video Recording
- Renovated Color Control Functions – New “Photo Style” and “Creative Control”
- Advanced iA(Intelligent Auto) mode for More Creative Freedom - iA Plus
- Enjoy watching high quality photos and videos on large HDTV - VIERA Link networking even in 3D
- Rich options for further expandability
- Just shooting is not the goal - Included softwares
|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 JPEG: [4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps / [16:9] HD : 1280 x 720, 30fps
|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 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|
|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)|
|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?