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If you've resisted buying a digital SLR because you think it's hard to use, your wait is over. The DMC-G3 features the same iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode as the LUMIX compact models. In the iA Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment.*
* Some functions in the iA Mode will not be available depending on the lens that is mounted.
Once you've press the iA Mode button, the detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful images*.
* The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.
iA Mode for Video
In the DMC-G3, defocusing area, exposure and white balance can be adjusted.
It's easy to step up to the breathtaking world of system camera photo expression – for example, with a softly focused background.
The new iA Plus in the DMC-G3 will satisfy experienced photographers, yet is easy enough for beginners to use comfortably in both photo and video recording. In the iA Plus Mode, defocusing area, exposure and white balance can be adjusted for scenes where a slight manual adjustment may bring a better result.
The range of defocus can be adjusted by just moving the slider with your finger. This makes it easy to achieve the soft focus effect that is one of the features of an interchangeable lens system camera.
You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily.
You can adjust the white balance from warm red to cool blue.
The iA Mode, which is popular in both LUMIX system cameras and compact cameras, supports easy shooting with automatic optimization according to the scenes. It can be directly activated with the iA button without any troubles of using dial or setting the menu.
Learn more about the iA Mode
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) that's built into Micro Four Thirds lenses detects and compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake*. So, you can get sharp, clear shots every time you shoot. It also works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination, without a flash, to preserve the mood.
With the DMC-G3, you can select whichever of 2 stabilization modes that suits your needs.
* When using a lens equipped with the MEGA O.I.S. Turn on the lens' O.I.S. switch before using.
Learn more about LUMIX G lenses and LEICA DG lens
The DMC-G3 features the Face Recognition, a function that “remembers” faces. The Face Recognition prioritizes focus and exposure right on the face of your special person even if there are several faces in a frame*1. In playback, you can choose to display only photos that contain a specific registered face using the Category Playback.
The Face Detection also features the Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal). The camera takes care of the red-eye effect that often happens when shooting with a flash, to ensure attractive facial expression*2.
*1 Turn the Face Recognition ON and register the person with full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance.
Recognition performance varies greatly depending on shooting conditions, i.e., according to factors such as angles, facial expression and lighting, so operation under all conditions cannot be guaranteed. Because the camera searches for faces that are similar to registered faces, there are cases where the faces are not correctly recognized when the registered image and the shooting image varies much. When facial characteristics are similar, particularly between parents and their children or brothers and sisters, the camera may not distinguish the faces.
*2 The Digital Red-eye Correction must be turned ON in the menu prior to use.
Once the AF subject is selected by touch control, it continues to track the subject even if it moves until you press the shutter. When you're taking pictures of active children, pets, sports scenes or subjects in a moving object, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus.
When the camera's in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to Scenery, Portrait, Macro*1, Night Portrait*2, Night Scenery or Sunset. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing distance, inclusion of human face and brightness level of the circumstance*3. You are free from difficult settings every time scene changes when taking images with these most frequently used Scene Modes to get beautiful results even before you know.
*1 The focal range varies depending on the lens.
*2 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.
*3 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.
The Intelligent Scene Selector is made even more convenient by being able to select the subject within the frame by touching it. Once the subject is touched, the camera judges the optimal settings and automatically switches to the appropriate shooting mode.
The Intelligent ISO Control function* in the DMC-G3 made possible by the Venus Engine detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions. When it detects subject motion, it automatically raises the ISO setting and increases the shutter speed to prevent motion blur. On the other hand, when the subject is still and no movement is detected, it takes beautifully natural photos with a low ISO setting.
* The Intelligent ISO Control function is automatically turned on in the iA Mode, and can be turned on or off in the P/A Mode to enable a maximum sensitivity setting.
The subject is blurred due to movement.
The subject is clear even though it moves, thanks to I.ISO function.
The image of the still subject is very clear because the I.ISO function keeps the ISO setting low.
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