There were rumors last week when Sony announced the NEX-C3 that Panasonic would soon follow their own new 4/3.  They have, the GF3 is a refresh/upgrade of the GF2, their beginner friendly 4/3 Camera.   The 4/3 name refers to the sensor size, significantly larger than a traditional point and shoot but smaller than a DSLR, also missing the optical viewfinders and mirrors found in traditional DSLRS allows the 4/3 cameras to be a good bit smaller.

GF3 is only slighlty larger than the Canon g12 but does allow you to switch lenses.  It will intially be offiered with a 14mm pancake(flat) lens and later this summer at 14-42 kit lens, a bit bulkier but still smaller than a comparable entry level DSLR.

Stats – 12MP, 460K – 3″ touchscreen LCD, ISO 160-6400, 3.8FPS, 1080i @ 60FPS with autofocus tracking in video mode and an overall redesign autofocus system promising much speedier focusing, on par with entry level DSLRs.

Looks good but a lack of flash hot shoe, a mono mic and being so menu driven makes me feel that many advanced amateurs will be left feeling a bit frustrated.


Target market – Advanced Amateurs that want DSLR like features in a more compact package.


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