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LUMIX® G3KBody 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera Body [No Lens]

Panasonic DMCG3KBODY

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Features

  • 16 Megapixel Mirror-less Compact System with LVF (1.44M Dots)
  • Variable 4 - 20 fps Burst Rate (Resolution Dependent)
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, Lumix Light Speed Focusing, Mode Dial, and 3D Lens Ready
  • 3.0 Free Angle LCD with Touch Control (460K) and New Touch Pinpoint AF Feature

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera
  • Width: 4.54"
  • Height: 3.29"
  • Depth: 1.84"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Panasonics LUMIX DMC-G3 offers the benefits of a DSLR interchangeable lens system camera with a point-and-shoot cameras compactness, light weight and simplicity. This reduction in size and weight is thanks to advancements in mirror-free viewfinder technology, and large DSLR format sensors that are more compatible with a new class of compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System lenses. This new class of Compact System Cameras (CSC) offers a weight and compactness not seen in traditional DSLRs, for greater portability and creative control. The DMC-G3 image resolution has been upgraded to 16.0 Megapixels from it predecessor the DMC-G2. Mode Dial and Hotshoe

The DMC-G3 provides a traditional DSLR-like experience with an external Mode dial for quick access to common modes like Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual. Additional dial settings include two Custom Modes, Scene Modes and the new Creative Control Mode. The DMC-G3 provides a dedicated video button that can be used to switch to video capture quickly without changing modes. Like most DSLRs, the DMC-G3 provides a built-in flash and hotshoe for connecting optional LUMIX flashes.

Available Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Baby, Pet, Party and Sunset, which can all be controlled from the intuitive touch-enabled LCD.

Lens Options and 3D Capture

LUMIX G Series Compact System Cameras utilize the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System mount. MFT offers greater size and weight reduction in the lens without compromising lens performance and clarity. The LUMIX G MFT System offers a selection of 11 high performance fixed focal length and variable aperture G Vario zooms, including a highly versatile 3D lens capable of capturing both 2D and 3D images at the same time. There are lens adaptors available for mounting older Leica M and Leica R lenses, including older LUMIX full Four Thirds lenses. An innovative 14-140mm HD G Vario lens provides the best of video and still-image shooting with a long 10x range and near silent high-speed focusing. When connected to the DMC-G3, ultra fast focusing and auto subject track AF can be achieved.

Many Lumix MFT lenses come with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) built-in. This feature helps prevent blurring from hand-shake. Working together with the cameras intelligent ISO Control, which reduces motions blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves, youre sure to capture images that are sharp.

Dust Reduction System

As with many interchangeable lens cameras, dust on the sensor reduces image clarity. To eliminate this potential, The DMC-G3 uses a Dust Reduction System that uses a supersonic wave filter in front of the Live MOS sensor. Vibrating vertically around 50,000 time per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively.

Touch-Enabled LCD Screen

At the heart of the DMC-G3s improved functionality is a movable 3.0-inch LCD (460k- dot) that allows for intuitive touch control of menus and most shooting, focusing, playback and effects controls. Menus can be customized using simple drag-and-drop actions like those on most touch-enabled cell phones. This allows for a custom user interface, giving Quick Menu access to functions that can be tailored to any users expertise level. Even the shutter can be triggered from the touch-enabled LCD by simply touching the subject you want focused and captured. Using the touch-screen operation, a user can lock onto a subject, enabling AF Tracking in both still and video modes. When youre ready to shoot, the subject will be in focus and ready to capture.

Live Viewfinder

For many, a traditional eyelevel viewfinder is still a must have. The DMC-G3 meets this demand with an eye-level electronic viewfinder that projects a high resolution 1.44m-dot image with 100% field of view (800x600, 0.7x magnification). Color breakup has been improved vs. the DMC-G2, resulting in smooth image viewing while panning.

HD Video Capture

The LUMIX DMC-G3 also shoots 1080/60i High Definition video using the AVCHD format (sensor output 30p). It offers a built-in stereo microphone and is available with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Advanced video sound controls include a wind-cut function that further enhances the sound as it helps reduce noise caused by background wind, and an L/R audio meter display for controlling audio levels. Captured video can be played back in High Definition via an optional HDMI mini cable directly to an HD-compatible TV, or easily played directly on Panasonic VIERA TV via the SD card. New near silent focusing features offered in several Lumix Micro Four Thirds lenses helps keep lens noise at bay while the touch-enabled LCD allows you to automatically keep active subjects in focus with touch-enabled subject AF Tracking.

Faster, Accurate Pinpoint Focusing

Contrast Detection Auto Focus technology used in point-and-shoot and new mirrorless Compact System Cameras now approaches the speeds that were once only available from traditional professional-level DSLRs. The DMC-G3 now offers Light Speed Auto Focus (14-140mm ˜0.1 sec. 14-42mm ˜0.18 sec., 45-200mm ˜0.15 sec.). LUMIX Light Speed AF locks onto a subject quickly so you wont suffer from "shutter lag" frustration. Contrast Auto Focusing also offers greater shot accuracy due to fewer hardware components needed vs traditional DSLR phase difference systems, thus fewer pictures will suffer from system focusing errors. (e.g. the accuracy of Contrast AF is approx. 90% while Phase Difference AF is approx. 60% at F1.4).




Manual control over focus is available in the DMC-G3 and has been greatly improved over DMC-G2. When magnification is first enabled at 4x by simply touching the subject, that subject is enlarged in a small window allowing you to keep the rest of the image in view as a framing reference. Beyond 4x, that small window fills the monitor so even more control over focus fine-tuning can be achieved. This handy feature is available from both the MF Assist (Manual Focus) and AF + MF focus modes.



The DMC-G3 now offers a larger LCD touch focus area vs. the DMC-G2. Now touch focus can be enabled from any part of the image as seen on the LCD. Unlike traditional DSLRs that limit the number and position of focus points, the DMC-G3 uses the entire image sensor and can even fine-tune focus with a new fine-tuning Pinpoint AF feature. When Pinpoint AF is enabled, the image is enlarged, allowing for pixel-level setting of the focus area desired. Once set, the DMC-G3 will use this fine-tuned focus point to produce a sharp, detailed image.





More Burst Shooting Options

Rapid burst control at various rates and resolutions. Capture full-resolution 16-megapixel images at up to 4 frames per second with mechanical shutter enabled, or an even faster 20 frames per second using the electronic shutter feature at a reduced resolution of 4- megapixels.

Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Auto Plus (iA, iA+)

The DMC-G3 has advanced functions that will satisfy experienced photographers, yet is easy enough for beginners to use comfortably in both photo and video recording modes with iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus. In the new iA Plus mode, the defocusing area, exposure control, and white balance can be adjusted for scenes where a slight manual adjustment may produce a more desired result.

Color and Effects

Using the new Photo Style Mode, popular color effects can be achieved. These settings can be further enhanced with fine-tuning of Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation and Noise Reduction. Color effects include: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait and Custom.

With the new Creative Control Mode, accessed from the Mode dial at the top of the camera, an expressive look to the image can be achieved without the need for complicated post-processing software. Common effects can be achieved via the touch-control menu as a pre-setting in an easy-to-understand "what you see is what you get" experience. Effects include: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, and High Dynamic.

Venus Engine FHD

The new Venus Engine FHD offers vastly improved compensation for electronic noise under low light and shadows where higher ISOs typically add grain to the image. Circuitry on the new 16-megapixel sensor further reduces low-noise signal problems at the pixel level and at the amplifier circuit level. As a result, higher ISOs with much lower noise can be achieved. This means faster action-stopping shutter speeds in low light, and a maximum achievable ISO of 6400.

The noise level of the DMC-G3 offer significant reductions in electronic noise vs. prior models. Noise is significantly suppressed by more than 66%. Notably in shooting at high ISO setting, S/N value is improved by approximately 200% compared with the conventional 12.1-megapixel sensor. The sensor performance improves by 6db at ISO 3200 and max. 9db at ISO 6400.

The new Venus Engine FHD uses new Intelligent Resolution technology to sharpen edge detail without softening fine details. In addition to maximizing edge and fine detail, the Venus Engine offers Intelligent D-Range Control. Intelligent D-Range Control enables maximum capture of the images full range of brightness, without blown-out highlights and mudding shadows.


Features

  • 16 Megapixel Mirror-less Compact System with LVF (1.44M Dots)
  • Variable 4 - 20 fps Burst Rate (Resolution Dependent)
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount, Lumix Light Speed Focusing, Mode Dial, and 3D Lens Ready
  • 3.0 Free Angle LCD with Touch Control (460K) and New Touch Pinpoint AF Feature
Camera Type Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Image Sensor Type:Live MOS SensorTotal Megapixels 16.68 / Effective Megapixels 16.0Color filter:Primary color filter
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Digital Zoom 2x4x (live view only)
Focus Type:Contrast AF system, Focus mode:AFS/ AFC/ MFAF mode: 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)
AF detective range EV 0-18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Focus Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
AF/AE Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF / AE lock
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting (Touch operation is possible)
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber BiasMagenta/Green Bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3EV Step 5EV
Auto Bracketing ( AE ) 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, 3 EV
Light Metering System 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait / Soft Skin / Scenery / Architecture / Sports / Peripheral Defocus / Flower / Food / Objects / /Night Portrait / Night Scenery / Illiminatioms / Baby 1, 2 / Pet / Party / Sunset
Movie Scene Mode Portrait/SoftSkin/Scenery/Architecture/Sports/Flower/Food/Objects/Lowlight/Party/Sunset (Activated by selecting Still Image SCN mode then pressing MovieButton.)
Shutter Speed/Shutter System Type:Focal-plane shutterShutter speed:Still Images: 1/4000 60 and Bulb (up to approx. 120 seconds)Motion image: 1/16000 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 1/25 (PAL)
Self Timer 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF compatible MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Motion Image: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard,MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) [4:3] 4592x3448(L)[16M] / 3232x2424(M) [8M] / 2272x1704(S) [4M] / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) [3:2] 4576x3056(L) [14M] / 3232x2160(M)[7M] / 2272x1520(S)[3.5M] / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) [16:9] 4576x2576(L) [11.5M] / 3232x1824(M) [6M] / 1920x1080(S) [2M] / 1824x1024(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
1:1 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) [1:1] 3424 x 3424 (L) [11.5M] / 2416 x 2416 (M) [6M] / 1712 x 1712 (S)[3M] / 1712x1712(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 Motion JPEG: [4:3] QVGA : 320 x 240, 30fps / VGA : 640 x 480, 30fps
Motion Picture Recording 16:9 Motion JPEG: [16:9] WVGA : 848 x 480, 30fps
Motion Image (AVCHD) NTSC [Full HD] 1920x1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps)[HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p) (SH:17Mbps)[Full HD] 1920x1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps)[HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p) (SH:17Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Protection/Erase Protection: Single / Multi, Single in Burst Group / Multi in Burst Group, CancelErase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Flash Synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync. , 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Viewfinder Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots equivalent)Magnification:Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1Eye point:Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lensDiopter adjustment:-4.0 +4.(dpt)
LCD Monitor Type: TFT LCD with Touch panelMonitor size: 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing anglePixels: 460K dotsField of View: 100%Monitor Adjust:Brightness (7 levels), Cnotrast & Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)Motion image: Max.4.8x (Magnification ratio depends on the recording quality and aspect ratio.)
Live View: Other Functions Guide Lines (3 patterns)/Real-time Histogram
Playback Mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable)
Additional Playback Mode 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, Print Set, Protect, Face Rec Edit
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Microphone Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / HighMicrophone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Speaker Monaural
HDMI miniHDMI TypeCVideo: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480pAudio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Direct Print PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1010mAh) (Included) Battery Charger
Battery Life CIPA standard:Approx. 270 images (When using the LCD / LVF) with H-FS014042Approx. 250 images (When using the LCD / LVF) with H-FS045200
Operating Humidity 10% to 80%
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Built-in-Flash TTL Built-in-Flash, GN10.5 equivalent (ISO 160*m), Built-in Pop-upFlash mode:Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction,Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Output Adjustment 1/3EV Step 2EV
Hot shoe TTL Auto with FL220/FL360/FL500(Optional)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD EditionSILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SESuper LoiLoScope (trial version)USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Body Cap,AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Stylus pen, CD-ROM
Remote Control Remote control with bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 110 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 100 min with H-FS045200Motion Jpeg with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 110 min with H-FS045200
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 55 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 50 min with H-FS045200Motion Jpeg with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 55 min with H-FS045200
Burst Speed SH: 20 frames/sec(4M), H: 4 frames/sec, M: 3 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
BURST SHOOTING: Number of recordable images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files)(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC, NTSC only for North America*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 115.2 x 83.6 x 46.7mm / 4.54 x 3.29 x 1.84 in (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx.544g / 19.20 oz (SD card, Battery, 14-42mm lens included)Approx. 761g / 26.88 oz (SD card, Battery, 45-200mm lens included)Approx. 336g / 11.84 oz (Body only)
Creative control (Still image & Motion image) Expressive / Retro / High key / Sepia / High Dyamic
Photo style Color:Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Remote Input 2.5mm. mini jack
Recommended Humidity 40%RH to 60%RH
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.3125'' x 7.5625'' x 5.7188''

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 4.54"
  • Height: 3.29"
  • Depth: 1.84"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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