Panasonic Lumix DMC G3 : Tests and Reviews

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Type Hybrid
Announced 12/05/2011  
Indicative price (USD) 599  
Sensor type Live MOS  
Resolution 4608 x 3464  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 15.96  
Sensor size (mm) 13 x 17.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 4:3 
ISO latitude  160 - 6400 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 60.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Micro 4/3  
Weight (gr) 336
Battery type ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh) 
Battery weight (gr)  
Camera material Plastic 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Electronic 
View finder magnification 1.4 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup No mirror 
View finder diopter -4 to +4 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 460000 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen Yes 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes 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 
Number of autofocus points  
Exposure bracketing  
Exposure compensation  
Drive modes Single, SH (20 fps, 4Mpix), H (4 fps), M (3 fps with Live View), L (2 fps with Live View)  
Buffer size
Recording medium SD, SDHC, SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RW2 , DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)  
White balance bracketing 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis  
Connectivity miniHDMI TypeC, USB 2.0 High Speed, NTSC/PAL Video output 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes : Stereo, Wind-cut (Off / Low / Standard / High) Microphone level adjustable (Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4)  
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video  
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MOV 
Video codec AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG  
Video stabilisation No (available on specific lens only) 

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