Panasonic launches Lumix G3 MFT cameraFeaturing new 16Mp sensor and improved processor

12 May 2011

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic has launched its eighth micro four thirds camera, the Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic has launched its eighth micro four thirds (MFT) camera, the 16Mp Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

The new Panasonic Lumix G3 replaces last year's G2 and has an improved Venus Engine processor and higher resolution sensor than its predecessor. 

It has a new auto-focus system, which Panasonic claims can focus in 0.1 seconds, and is 25% smaller than the G2 according to Panasonic.

Which? was at the launch event for the new camera. Our Panasonic Lumix G3 first look features our first impressions and a hands-on video.

Full HD video at 1080i resolution

The Panasonic Lumix G3 records Full HD video at 1080i resolution, making it superior to the Panasonic G2 which captured 720i resolution video.

The Panasonic G3 has an electronic viewfinder and articulated LCD.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 will launch in the coming months and cost around £550 for the body alone, or £630 for the body with a 14-42mm kit lens.

To see how the popular Panasonic Lumix G2 fared in our lab-based tests, read our compact system cameras and digital SLR reviews

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