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Expert reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Review score distribution (out of 105 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    13
  • 75-89:
    40
  • 65-74:
    4
  • 0-64:
    2
  • Unrated:
    46
83
out of 100
  • Much smaller than a dSLR, Interchangeable lenses, Great image quality, Good iA mode, Super fast AF,
    Viewfinder plus foldout LCD panel, Touchscreen works well for certain functions (e.g. selecting the focusing zone), Customisable controls (Fn buttons and Quick menu), Impeccable picture quaity up to 1600 ISO, Picture quality in video mode, High ISO performance, Image quality, Approachable and user friendly, Lightweight compared with a mid-range DSLR, 25% smaller and approx 10% lighter than the G2 predecessor, Vari-angle LCD plus EVF, Friendly and approachable even when compared to a mid range DSLR, Lighting fast response times, Smaller, Lighter yet more feature packed than its G2 predecessor, Vari angle LCD monitor plus high resolution EVF alternative, Compact size, Built-in EVF, Articulated LCD, Touchscreen with Touch Schutter
  • You have to flit between the touchscreen and physical controls, Noisy shutter, Limited battery life,
    Limited video mode (no multiaspect function, Mic socket or manual mode), Handling could be better not so comfortable for users with larger hands, Rainbow effects and inferior dynamic range in viewfinder, No presence detector, Long-winded menus, Poor battery performance, No external microphone socket, Recommended by TR, Smaller dimensions mean a small handgrip, Clipped highlight detail in sunnier conditions, No eye sensor for switching between LCD and EVF, Nit-picking really, Handgrip slightly compromised to achieve overall small-ish form factor, We’d have liked an eye sensor for swapping between EVF and LCD, Loss of highlight detail under sunnier skies, High-ish price for anyone trading up from a point, No eye sensor, No electronic level, EVF still needs work
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Testseek.co.uk has collected 105 expert reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source
Excerpt
Award
Score
2012-01-24
Bottomline:  The LUMIX DMC-G3 doesn't disappoint when it comes to image quality. It can capture very clear images and it's a fun camera to use. It's a compact camera that's a lot easier to carry around that a digital SLR, yet it still offers similar functionality. ...
Score
80%


2011-12-28
Excerpt:  The Panasonic G3 is a CSC featuring a Micro FourThirds sensor thats physically smaller than the APS-C chips found inside some other models. ...
Score
80%


2011-11-14
Bottomline:  Jam-packed with advanced features and delivering blistering speed. The DMC-G3 is the tiny camera that serious photographers will love. ...
Score
90%


2011-09-30
Bottomline:  When I started to test the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, I wanted to see how far I could push it. We know that micro four thirds cameras are ideal for street, travel and day-to-day photography, but with the faster contrast-detection AF system I wondered if t...
Score
83%


2011-08-15
Bottomline:  The G3 is a fantastic, intuitive camera that upholds Panasonic’s great CSC reputation. It would be a wonderful investment for those looking to step up their photography skills.Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, featu...
Score
100%


2011-07-05
Bottomline:  A highly capable, lightweight alternative to an SLR, but image quality isn't flawless and we miss its predecessor’s more hands-on controls ...
Score
60%


2011-05-31
Good:  Much smaller than a dSLR, Interchangeable lenses, Great image quality, Viewfinder plus foldout LCD panel
Bad:  You have to flit between the touchscreen and physical controls
Bottomline:  The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds camera is easy to recommend. It offers the performance and versatility of a digital SLR in a scaled-down form, without ramping up the price....
Score
90%


2011-05-24
Good:  Touchscreen works well for certain functions (e.g. selecting the focusing zone), Customisable controls (Fn buttons and Quick menu), Impeccable picture quaity up to 1600 ISO, Good iA mode, Picture quality in video mode
Bad:  Noisy shutter, Limited battery life, Limited video mode (no multiaspect function, mic socket or manual mode), Handling could be better not so comfortable for users with larger hands, Rainbow effects and inferior dynamic range in viewfinder, no presence detector
Bottomline:  The Panasonic Lumix G3 is a good technical upgrade of the G2, improving sensitivity and bringing Full HD video with stereo sound. However, its slightly fiddly handling won't please everyone and the limits imposed on the video mode are rather frustratin...
Score
80%


2011-05-24
Good:  Super fast AF, High ISO performance, Image quality,
Bad:  Long-winded menus, Poor battery performance, No external microphone socket, Recommended by TR,
Bottomline:  Overall, we’re mightily impressed by the specifications, performance and overall image quality of the G3. There are a couple of niggling omissions but nonetheless we’re confident enough to say that it’s Panasonic’s best G-series model yet. Overall, we ...
Score
90%


2011-05-13
Good:  Approachable and user friendly, lightweight compared with a mid-range DSLR, 25% smaller and approx 10% lighter than the G2 predecessor, Vari-angle LCD plus EVF
Bad:  Smaller dimensions mean a small handgrip, Clipped highlight detail in sunnier conditions, No eye sensor for switching between LCD and EVF
Score
80%


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