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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 photos

Equipped with a pancake prime lens, the GF3 finally achieves point-and-shoot-like size, comparable to the Sony Alpha NEX series. With the 14-42mm kit lens or a nonpancake prime, though, it loses its pocketability.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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In addition to black, the GF3 will be available in white, red, and brown.
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When equipped with the 14mm prime, the GF3 is pretty compact.
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The camera is roughly the same size as the Sony Alpha NEX-C3.
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You can push the flash backwards for bouncing.
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The GH3 has a slim profile and drops from the stereo mic of the GH2 to mono.
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Though it has a virtual mode dial, there's a physical button/dial control for exposure compensation, white balance, drive mode and focus area. The GH3 updates to iA+ mode (compared to the GH2's iA) which adds brightness and color adjustments to auto.
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Along with the GH3, Panasonic announced a Leica 25mm f1.4 Micro Four Thirds lens.
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With the 14-42mm kit lens, the GH3, like most of its competitors, isn't that compact.
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As long as Iris the Destroyer wouldn't leave me alone, I put her to work.

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