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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 860 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the image stabilizer and zoom are mixed. There are some negative views about the flash and battery.

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battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and portability also get good views, but the shutter and flash get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

flash, shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Amadou Diallo and Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

The G3 heralds the start of Panasonic's third generation of mirrorless cameras. In some respects it's a refinement of previous models; its electronic viewfinder and hinged rear display screen are identical to the G1 and G2, for example. However, behind...

Very good image quality with impressive high ISO performance ; Well-implemented touchscreen interface ; Fast-focusing AF system (for its class) ; Improved skin tone rendering ; AF point can be positioned along the edge of the frame ; Touch AF can be...

Poor JPEG rendering at high ISOs ; Lacks a dedicated AF/AE lock button ; No eye sensor to switch between viewfinder and LCD ; No external mic input ; Small grip makes hand-held use of larger lenses awkward ; Flush design of DISP. button makes it hard...

The G3 is a camera that is easy to use and produces excellent image quality - a step up from previous G-series models. Its overall handling and touchscreen interface have distinct appeal for users moving up from a point-and-shoot. Yet it offers the...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

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The ; delivers great photo quality and useful features like an articulated LCD and extended bracketing in a comfortable--if somewhat big--shooting design.

While not bad, its performance is in the middle of the pack, and the battery doesn't last long enough.

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 shooting...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Preview

 

For 2011, Panasonic has released their new Lumix DMC-G3, the latest addition to their popular G-series of compact, yet powerful digital cameras (as of 5/2011). This EVIL camera uses the popular Micro 4/3, interchangeable lens mount system, which offers...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

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

Jun, 2011

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Review

 

The new DMC-G3 is the seventh camera in the now extensive Lumix G Micro System range from Panasonic. The G3 is 25% smaller and 9% lighter than last year's G2 model (which continues in the range), and at the time of launch it's officially the world's...

The Lumix DMC-G3 is the most well-rounded Panasonic compact system camera to date, offering a great mix of cutting-edge features, improved image quality, intuitive and customisable handling, and a very competitive price. It's also a genuine contender...

May, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic DMC-G3

 

Incorporating a faster Venus Engine FHD processor, the Panasonic G3 has blazing fast autofocus, another impressive feature that makes using the G3 feel just like an SLR. Indeed, the Panasonic G3 feels more like an SLR than most any other compact system...

Very small size, tight build ; Soft curves make camera pleasant to hold ; No D-Rings to make noise in videos ; Tilt-swivel 460K-dot LCD ; Touchscreen controls for autofocus and zoom controls ; High-res electronic viewfinder ; Good quality,...

Intelligent Auto button is too easily activated by accident ; Record button difficult to activate ; Movie recording is slow to start and stop ; Many menu options can be overwhelming ; Buttons are very small ; Below average battery life ; Burst mode...

Sensor. At the heart of the Panasonic G3 is a newly developed, 4:3 aspect ratio Live MOS image sensor that yields 15.8 megapixel images, from a 16.0 effective megapixel sensor. Compared to the 12 megapixel chip from the G2, the new imager not only has...

Expert review by : Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

Once again, Panasonic has created a very impressive ILC in the G3, combining fine imaging with a well-evolved touchscreen experience. Users who want to exploit RAW shooting should take some time to experiment with noise reduction.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 - Stellar Photographs (Updated!)

 

The Panasonic Lumix G3 sports a new 16.6-megapixel sensor and a redesigned body, and delivers some of the best pictures from Micro Four Thirds yet. Check out how else it does in our review.

Good image performanceUsable images up to ISO1600-3200Fast and accurate AF

No eye sensor for automatic switching between LCD and EVFLow battery life

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-G3

 

Panasonic went ahead and added Full HD 1080p recording capability to its new Lumix G3, which is one of the few features on the new camera that represents a huge improvement over last year's Lumix G2. The manual controls in video mode are still limited,...

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

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

The G3 is yet another attempt by Panasonic to bring the Micro to the whole of their Micro Four-Thirds line.

The Panasonic G3 really went after the entry-level gold.

Jun, 2011

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