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Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Lumix G3 on 05/12/2011 14:10:08 MDT Print View

Panny today released the third edition of their meat-and-potatoes ยต4/3 camera, the G3. They've reduced bulk by 25% and weight by 9% (11.8 oz, body only); added a higher resolution sensor and touchscreen; and retained the flippy display and built-in EVF (nearly 1.5M-dot EVF). Focus is said to be quite fast for a CDAF camera.

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_g3_review/

I'm glad to see that despite keeping the mini-slr design, they wacked so much bulk from the earlier Gs. Will be watching to see whether Oly adopts this sensor for their next generation.

Cheers,

Rick

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: Lumix G3 on 05/17/2011 16:36:04 MDT Print View

I'm interested in this camera. We have a GF1 and a G1 in the house, and they are terrific, but better high-ISO image quality would be welcome for the kind of work that I do. And the add-on EVF on the GF1 is pretty bad. The G3 looks to be smaller than my GF1, too. That would make a nice pair for travel and personal work. Looking forward to it.