Specs and images of the upcoming DMC-G2 and DMC-G10 Micro Four Thirds cameras briefly appeared on Panasonic's Web site, so click the link and prepare to feast your mince pies
The replacement for the G3, the G5, brings its autofocus system up to the latest generation.
It's not a terribly small camera, but given the full set of hardware features--articulated LCD, electronic viewfinder and flash--it's well-designed and comfortable to shoot with.
JPEG image quality has much improved in the G3 over the G2 and many of the earlier Panasonic models.
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 a great option. But performance is hit-and-miss for shooting action, so you may end up having to go with something just a bit bigger, anyway.
After spending a few quality hours with the camera, we think it should deliver better image quality and performance than its predecessor, and we welcome the updates to the design.
After spending a few quality hours with the Lumix DMC-G3, we think the camera will deliver better image quality and performance than its predecessor, and we welcome the updates to the design.
More compact than its predecessor, the G2, Panasonic updates the camera with sensible design and interface changes.
I had a chance to take an early G3 out for a brief whirl and was impressed with some of the improvements in the photo quality over the G2.