A camera’s form factor is usually attribute to the functionality of it. Not directly so in the case of Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3, which took home the title as the “World’s Smallest & Lightest Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera”. Taking full advantage of the Four Thirds System standard, Panasonic was able to slimmed down the LUMIX DMC-G3 substantially as well as streamlined its appearance. While its a mirror-less system, the Four Thirds-base 16-megapixel Live CMOS sensor means equivalent qualities to that of traditional Digital SLR cameras. There are some qualities, however, it even surpasses the larger, bulkier counterparts. At 0.18 seconds, the high speed ability of LUMIX DMC-G3′s Auto Focus is unheard of. Now with the combination of Full-HD video at 1920 x 1080 and the LUMIX G 12.5mm/F12 3D lens, the creation of 3D video, home movies will never be the same again. With the implementation of touch control LCD screen, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 carries the abilities of a professional camera system along and a point-and-shoot’s ease of usage, all in one ideal package.
- 16.6 Megapixels Live MOS sensor with Micro Four Thirds lens mount
- 1,440,000-dot free-angle 7.5cm (3.0″) LCD Live View Finder with touch control
- 1920 x 1080 Full-HD High Quality Video Recording
- Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- Compatible with the full line of Four Thirds lenses
- Image formats in RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard
- 23 area Auto Focus System
Lightweight aluminum body clad in traditional black, or the more vibrant colors of red, white, and brown, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 will be available in June 2011 with a suggested retail price of US$ 699.99 (with a 14-42mm Zoom Lens Kit).