Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide and Detail Specification

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    1. The Introduction to the Manuals
    2. Panasonic DMC-GF3 Whole Appearance
    3. The Camera Specification
    4. Price and Impression
    5. Panasonic DMC-GF3 User Manual

The Introduction to Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide and Detail Specification

By the record, a manual is something that is really important as a complement for an electronic product, especially digital camera. From this manual, there will be a lot of information obtained. Something like specification, instruction, camera parts, settings, features, and other related information will be something possible to obtain.

This is why we aim to bring the Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual here. With this manual, we hope that we can help users as well as enthusiasts to understand more about this Panasonic camera product.

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Camera Whole Appearance

Before getting deeper to the Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual and its specification, firstly, we will talk about the overall look of this camera first. As we all know, it is generally stated that upgrading the products from time to time is the digital camera manufacturer’s key success.

This step is done to fulfill the users need as well as following the world’s trend. By this reason, Fujifilm also pays more attention on this thing. Not only upgrading the specification, but they also upgraded the look of it. Are you curious about it? Here is the review of Panasonic DMC-GF3 Look.

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide and Detail SpecificationPanasonic DMC-GF3 impresses you with its tiny body. GF3 is way smaller than its two predecessors. Based on the Panasonic DMC-GF3 manual, the body dimension is 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches. It means that it will be easier for you to carry and pack it wherever you are.

Moreover, the overall eight is also reduced become 264 gram compared to 319 gram on the GF2. On the front side of camera, you are able to find the LUMIX lens and the image sensor. The built-in flash, power on/off, recording, and iA buttons can be easily reached on the upper body. While on the rare, the touchscreen panel with several image modes are ready to operate.

The Specification of Panasonic DMC-GF3

What are you looking for new camera? Some people might look the style, and the other one focus on the specification. Now you can even get both in Panasonic DMC-GF3. This product is said to be the successor of its predecessor, the GF2 and the GF3. As a successor, the DMC-GF3 is indeed bringing several improvements in many aspects. Get closer with this camera as described through the paragraphs below.

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide and Detail SpecificationIt is 12.10 million effective pixels with Live MOS Sensor that becomes the heart of this camera, as stated by Panasonic DMC-GF3 manual. This technology brings possibility for you to get the best image resolution at 4000 x 3000.

Better still, Panasonic DMC-GF3 supports 1080p Full HD AVCHD Lite video with clear voice. Having interchangeable lens means that you are able to change the lens type with the compatible one based on your needs.

Further, the Venus Engine HD plays important role as the brain of this camera. This small chip is magical since it is able to make the DMC-GF3 performs two-time faster than before. New improvement can be found in the creative control which provides several image and motion image mode with just one button.

The built in pop-up lens will be meaningful for you since it is able to reach up to 160 meter. Now it is easier to navigate and review the image right from the 3 inches TFT LCD Display with Touch Panel. Last but not least, Panasonic DMC-GF3 manual also states that Lithium-Ion battery pack 940 mAh will accompany your journey until its last 340 shots. Read another review of this camera in this page.

Quick Specification of Panasonic DMC-GF3

Body material Aluminium / Plastic
Sensor  • 4/3 type MOS (‘Live MOS sensor’)
 • 13.06 million total pixels
 • 12.10 million effective pixels
 • RGB (Primary) color filter array
Aspect ratios  • 4:3
 • 3:2
 • 16:9
 • 1:1
Image sizes 4:3
• 4000 x 3000
 • 2816 x 2112
 • 2048 x 1536
 • 1600 x 1200 (when 3D lens is attached)
03:02
 • 4000 x 2672
 • 2816 x 1880
 • 2048 x 1360
 • 1600 x 1064 (when 3D lens is attached)
16:09
 • 4000 x 2248
 • 2816 x 1584
 • 1920 x 1080
 • 1600 x 904 (when 3D lens is attached)
01:01
 • 2992 x 2992
 • 2112 x 2112
 • 1504 x 1504
 • 1440 x 1440 (when 3D lens is attached)
File formats  • RAW
 • RAW + JPEG Standard
 • RAW + JPEG Fine
 • JPEG (EXIF 2.2) – Standard
 • JPEG (EXIF 2.2) – Fine
 • MPO + Fine (with 3D lens)
 • MPO + Standard (with 3D lens)
Movie mode*  AVCHD
 • NTSC:
Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p), 17Mbps or 13Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) 17Mbps or 13Mbps
 • PAL:
Full HD: 1920 x 1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) 17Mbps or13Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) 17Mbps or 13Mbps
 Motion JPEG
 • HD: 1280 x 720, 30fps
 • 4:3: QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
Lenses  • Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
 • Four Thirds mount lenses via adapter (DMW-MA1PP)
Focus modes  • Contrast AF system
 • Manual focus
 • Face Detection
 • AF Tracking
 • 23-Area-Focusing
 • 1 Area Focusing
 • Pinpoint Focusing*
 • Single or Continuous AF
 • Touch AF (1- area-focusing in Face detection / AF Tracking / Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / pinpoint focusing*)
AF assist lamp Yes, dedicated lamp
Image stabilization None (lens only)
Digital zoom  • Up to 4x
Exposure modes  • Program AE
 • Aperture priority AE
 • Shutter priority AE
 • Manual
 • iAuto
 • iAuto Plus*
 • Creative Control*
 • Scene
 • Custom (3 memories)*
Scene modes  • Portrait
 • Soft Skin
 • Scenery
 • Architecture
 • Sports
 • Peripheral Defocus
 • Flower
 • Food
 • Objects
 • Night Portrait
 • Night Scenery
 • Illuminations
 • Baby 1 / Baby 2
 • Pet
 • Party
 • Sunset
Creative Control Modes*  • Expressive
 • Retro
 • High Key*
 • Sepia*
 • High Dynamic*
 • Miniature Effect*
Sensitivity*  • Auto ISO
 • Intelligent ISO
 • ISO 160*
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
 • ISO 3200
 • ISO 6400
Metering 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Metering range 0 to 18 EV
Metering modes  • Multiple-Weighted
 • Center-Weighted
 • Spot
AE Lock  • Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock*
AE Bracketing*  • 3 or 5 frames
 • 1/3 or 2/3 steps to ±2.0 EV
Exposure steps 1/3 or 1.0 EV
Exposure compensation  • -3.0 to +3.0 EV
 • 1/3 EV steps
Shutter speed  • 60 – 1/4000 sec
 • Bulb (up to 4 mins)
 • Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
White balance  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Halogen
 • Flash
 • Custom 1
 • Custom 2
 • Kelvin temp (2500 – 10000 K, 100K steps)
WB fine tuning Yes (blue/amber bias, magenta/green bias)
WB Bracketing  • 3 shots
 •+/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Photo Styles*  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Natural
 • Monochrome
 • Scenery
 • Portrait
 • Custom
Image parameters*  • Saturation
 • Contrast
 • Sharpness
 • Noise reduction
Drive modes *  • Single
 • Continuous H (3.2 fps, no Live View)
 • Continuous M (2.6 fps, with Live View)
 • Continuous L (2 fps, with Live View)
Continuous buffer  • 7 RAW images
 • Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card
Self-timer  • 2 sec
 • 10 sec
 • 10 sec, 3 images
Flash  • Manual pop-up
 • TTL auto / manual
 • Guide no. 6.3 (ISO 160, m)*
 • Sync modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow syncro with red-eye reduction, Slow syncro
 • First curtain sync
Flash X-sync speed 1/160 sec
Orientation sensor Yes, via OIS lenses only
LCD monitor  • 3.0in Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
 • 3:2 aspect ratio
 • Wide viewing angle
 • 460,000 dots
 • 60 fps
 • Approx 100% frame coverage
 • Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels)
Playback functions Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/AVCHD/Motion JPEG/3D Play/Category/Favorite), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Aspect Conversion, Rotate, Rotate Display, Favorite, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
Microphone*  • Mono* (with Wind Cut: Off/Low/Standard/High)
 • Microphone level adjustable: Lv1/Lv2/Lv3/Lv4
Connectivity  • USB 2.0 (High Speed)
 • Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
 • HDMI (mini HDMI type C)
Print compliance  • PictBridge
 • DPOF
Storage SD / SDHC / SDXC
Power*  • Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh)
 • Supplied charger / AC adapter
Dimensions 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm / 4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28 in
Weight (camera body) Approx. 225 g (7.94 oz)
Weight (inc card and battery) Approx. 264 g (9.31 oz)
Weight (inc H-H014 lens, card and battery) Approx. 319g (11.25 oz)
Weight (inc H-FS014042 lens, card and battery) Approx. 475 g (16.75oz)

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide and Detail SpecificationThe Price and Impression of Panasonic DMC-GF3

Looking at that superiority, I believe that Panasonic DMC-GF3 has the opportunity to continue the success of its previous products.

The interchangeable lens support combines with 1080p Full HD video recording should be appreciated.

Aside from that, this camera brings smaller body with wide touchscreen LCD Panel for all navigation and photo review. This product is priced starting from 700 USD for global market as off 2011.

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual User Guide

We have said previously that the purpose of this article is to bring the Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual onto the surface. With this manual, we hope that we can help both user and enthusiast to understand about this camera product more than before.

So, after all, they can be better in operating as well as treating this camera.  And one thing to be noted, that we will provide the Panasonic DMC-GF3 Manual in PDF file format. So, before downloading it, make sure that you have PDF reader software installed in it.

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