Panasonic GF3 overview
Panasonic GF3 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on August of 2011. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The GF3 places at #97 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #440 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can look at our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GF3 history
The Panasonic GF3 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can view all previous and more recent models alongside main features.
Panasonic GF3 Gallery
You can view the GF3 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic GF3 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic GF3 based on criterias that are normally seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Panasonic GF3 Sensor specs
The Panasonic GF3 is powered by the Venus Engine FHD processor. The size of the sensor on the Panasonic GF3 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and includes a standard ISO range of 160 to 6400. RAW photos are supported so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the GF3's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The GF3 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic GF3 dimensions
Panasonic GF3 weighs 0.58 lbs (264 grams / 9.31 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 108mm x 67mm x 32mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams and the Panasonic GF3 is lighter than various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a visual of the Panasonic GF3 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button arrangement on the GF3.
Panasonic GF3 Lens details
The GF3 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses that are available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the GF3.
Panasonic GF3 Connectivity
The GF3 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually change settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Panasonic GF3 Video details
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic GF3 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in AVCHD and Motion JPEG file format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance between video quality versus file size but FULL HD will not give you much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone socket so you have got zero control over your sound. It is probably best to buy an alternative camera should you require decent sound in your videos.
Panasonic GF3 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Panasonic GF3 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Panasonic GF3 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GF3 features a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can easily change focus point as well as change settings by using your fingers.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic GF3 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be rather helpful.
Panasonic GF3 Shutter details
Panasonic GF3 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Panasonic GF3 Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic GF3 boasts just built-in flash without external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/160 seconds.
Panasonic GF3 Autofocusing details
Panasonic GF3 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it handy for portrait photography.
The AF system features 23 focus points to select from. Panasonic GF3 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change where you focus. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic GF3 features manual focusing in case it is needed during low light occasions or you require more exact control on focusing.
Panasonic GF3 Battery life
The battery power for the Panasonic GF3 is designed to last for 300 photos according to the CIPA standards making it lower than its rivals. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini offers the highest (650) battery life within this class of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the highest battery life:
Panasonic GF3 for various kinds of photography
The following illustration indicates a analysis of the Panasonic GF3 for various kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Panasonic GF3
The Panasonic GF3 has a points tally of 56 which is decent, meaning that it is fairly adequate to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files in addition to the option to work with external flash.
Panasonic GF3 as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average score of 70, the Panasonic GF3 is a very decent choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic GF3
A low sports photography score of 38 indicates the Panasonic GF3 is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic GF3
Weight is very crucial in picking a travel camera. In general, the Panasonic GF3 gets a modest 59 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat adequate to buy for your trips.
Panasonic GF3 Landscape photography information
If you find yourself planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic GF3 with it's moderate grade of 56 as a landscape camera is fairly adequate compared to it's competition.
Panasonic GF3 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic GF3 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 32.
Panasonic GF3 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the GF3, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph followed below offers you an overview of the GF3 vs it's highest scored rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may look at as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.