Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 12.1 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 12.1 MP Camera was announced in June of 2011, and is the eighth camera descendant that follows in the Panasonic Lumix G dynasty. It adheres to the Micro Four-Thirds System (MFT) Panasonic design standard, and is the successor of the DMC-GF2.Panasonic was one of the pioneers to introduce to the world to the digital interchangeable lens, which made shooting high quality 3-D images not just a possibility, but a standard by which all other interchangeable lens systems would have to follow. This new 3-D interchangeable lens system combines instant 3-D image capability, without actually designed as a camera specifically with a 3-D structure, and adds much easier handling. Distorted 3-D images with the Lumix DMC-GF3 are greatly eliminated, as well as time lag between both left and right images, even with fast moving targets. Another breakthrough was how Panasonic utilized innovative technology and added the VIERA 3-D TV feature, which makes it easy on the eyes while viewing even close-up images.By introducing the Light Speed AF feature, the DMC-GF3 doubles drive speed from 60 fps to 120 fps, which greatly reduces detection time speed for focusing to about 0.1 seconds. Not only is the accuracy ahead of its class, but the speed far excels many other high-end SLRs on the market. Combined with touch AF control, the user will never miss those once-in-a-lifetime moments because DMC-GF3 has made setting and focusing remarkably easy and fast. Just some of the features include:
• Interchangeable 4/3 lens system
• Live 12.1 megapixel MOS image sensor
• Intelligent LCD three-inch touchscreen
• AVCHD 1080/60i HD video image recording
• Styles and Creative Controls
• Menu customization
• Dust Reduction System
• Contrast AF system
• Intelligent Auto and Plus mode
• Very lightweight at about 7.4oz
• Super fast 3-D still images
• SD, SDXC and SDHC card slot
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 breaks the record for one of the smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens cameras by greatly downsizing its mount design compared to its DMC-GF2 predecessor. And in the pursuit of ultimate compactness, equipment and features of the older model weren’t compromised, such as built-in flash. The DMC-GF3′s extremely compact, stylish round-form, aluminum build and ergonomically designed grip makes it comfortable to hold, as well as one of the easiest and smoothest cameras to operate.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 12.1 MP Camera provides the type of performance and HD 3-D photo quality in a relatively tiny package that even most point-and-shoot professionals should like. It is the first of what can be hoped to be the prototype design that all point-and-shoot digital cameras follow.