Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
83
Based on 39 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    21
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Good balance of advanced and automatic features.
  • Pleasing image quality.
  • Improved autofocus speed.

Cons:

  • Rolling shutter in video when panning.
  • No external microphone jack.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G3 shipped in the first half of 2011, and slipped clean through our review net. To our delight, we had a great excuse to test the still-current model this month, with the introduction of Panasonic’s Lumix G X Vario...

By Macworld on 70

Panasonic has made some interesting changes to its third generation Micro Four Thirds, interchangeable lens camera, the Lumix DMC-G3. Updates include a new 16 megapixel sensor, an updated processor, and higher autofocus speed. The G3 retains a...

By ePHOTOzine on -

The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is an excellent camera, compact, fast, controllable and great to use.Both cameras offer high image quality, quick shooting, good value for money and access to the ever increasing Micro Four Thirds lens range, as well as...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The LUMIX DMC-G3 doesn't disappoint when it comes to image quality. It can capture very clear images and it's a fun camera to use. It's a compact camera that's a lot easier to carry around that a digital SLR, yet it still offers similar...

By Photo Answers on 80

The Panasonic G3 is a CSC featuring a Micro FourThirds sensor thats physically smaller than the APS-C chips found inside some other models....

By Here's How on -

The G3 is quite competitive with many entry-level DLSRs in speed, versatility and image quality up to ISO 1600. However, when shooting very fast action moving at erratic speeds, a DSLR is preferable; this applies to all CSCs. This camera offers the...

By PC Advisor on 90

Jam-packed with advanced features and delivering blistering speed. The DMC-G3 is the tiny camera that serious photographers will love....

By Digital Photography School on -

In spite of industry leaders Canon not following the trend, Panasonic and Olympus are certainly making hay with their Micro Four Thirds models as we watch Nikon’s exciting entrée with interest.There is a demand for a faux DSLR that...

By Amateur Photographer on 83

When I started to test the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, I wanted to see how far I could push it. We know that micro four thirds cameras are ideal for street, travel and day-to-day photography, but with the faster contrast-detection AF system I wondered if...

By CNET Australia on 83

The G3 is a great addition to the already-strong range of Panasonic interchangeable lens cameras, with a few notable omissions holding it back from being top...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

The G3 is a fantastic, intuitive camera that upholds Panasonic’s great CSC reputation. It would be a wonderful investment for those looking to step up their photography skills.Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews,...

By DPexpert on -

This 16 megapixel camera is a small upgrade from the G2, adding four million pixels to the sensor. It retains the useful touch screen of the G2 with the touch-focus-shoot function. It has a super high speed burst mode which we found worked well,...

By CNET Asia on 78

The G3 offers good image quality in a slim profile but its touchscreen interface could have been more responsive....

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Panasonic Lumix G3 features new easier to use creative modes (high key, sepia, etc), film modes (vivid, landscape etc), and most importantly further enhances image quality with a new sensor capable of improved noise performance. Other improvements...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A highly capable, lightweight alternative to an SLR, but image quality isn't flawless and we miss its predecessor’s more hands-on controls...

By Photo Review Australia on 90

Panasonic has reduced the price of its latest G-series camera, the Lumix DMC-G3, which is $200 cheaper than the model is replaces was upon initial release. Sensor resolution has been increased to 16 megapixels in the new model and full HD video...

By cnet on 77

If you're looking for a camera that's not quite as big as a dSLR but doesn't skimp on hardware controls or features like an articulated LCD, EVF and stereo full HD video, the G3 is one of my top options. But performance is hit-and-miss for...

By CamcorderInfo on -

The most important spec on the G3, in terms of video performance, is the fact that the camera can record 1920 x 1080 video—which is something its predecessor, the Panasonic G2, could not do. With this bump in recording resolution, we expected to...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

The Panasonic G3 represents another step forward for the company’s line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, with a new sensor design that pushes the format in the key areas its other models have been falling behind Sony’s NEX offerings: high ISO...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on -

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is a compact, SLR-styled interchangeable lens camera that follows the Micro Four Thirds standard. It offers very good photo quality, very responsive performance (especially autofocus), a host of manual and automatic...