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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3: A Glimpse of its Features

Written on June 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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With Lumix DMC-GF3, you will always be on the go to capture those sweet and funny memories with your friends and love ones.

Lumix DMC- – the newest add-on to the gigantic collection of ’s Micro Four Thirds shooters seem to be the center of attention in most social media websites and technology news. Perhaps this is because the company had just made it official that they are launching this fantastic not later than July. And for sure, consumers will be very excited about this for the said Panasonic newbie will be available in four colors, which will suits the interests of most techies. It also has a 12.1 megapixel resolution, captures 1080i AVCHD video, and has a 3-inch touchscreen.

Another feature that makes a must-have gadget is that it uses the latest imaging processor from Panny. Plus, it has a ISO that ranges from 160 to 6400, mixed with the array of the brilliant Auto enhancement.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 differs itself from its brother –  the DMC-GF2. Unlike the GF2, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has a mono, and not a stereo mic. It also has the ability to swap a simple scroll wheel on its back. What’s more interesting is that it has a built in UI touch, which make small things easier to locate, and a mini art filter –  a feature that can also be found on the PEN series of Olympus. And by the way, aside from these great specs, beginners will as well find a very good time using this since the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is 15% more lighter and 17% smaller than the GF2. So one can assume that it will looks like a point-and-shoot- instead of a .

Aside from pointing out their differences, there are also some things that made GF3 similar to GF2. Of course, they both have a power switch, a button for recording videos, a shutter, a few menu buttons, and a navigation pad. Moreover, the Lumix DMC-GF3 has no hot shoe, therefore, its user can experience a flatter surface and minimal designs. Take note too that the size of the back side of this camera is simular to the size of a BlackBerry Bold.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is expected to be released next month for only $699, including a lens. And on the following month, consumers can purchase its kit that comes with a lens for $599.

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