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The popular My Color Mode equipped in the LUMIX G Micro System is renewed for Creative Control by handpicking the frequently-used color modes. The Creative Control lets you enjoy giving your intention to make the image even more impressive.
Now it is possible to adjust defocusing area and exposure compensation in the Creative Control Mode.
You can manually choose from 6 color types to get even more detailed image settings, or to match the shooting situation. In addition, the contrast, sharpness, saturation or noise reduction for each mode parameter can be customized in 5 steps and stored in memory. In Custom Mode, finely customized settings can be stored for easy recall and use.
With the world’s first* introduction of digital interchangeable lens to make 3D shooting possible with an interchangeable lens system camera, Panasonic proposes to enjoy high-quality shooting in 3D with the DMC-GF3. This new compact 3D-capable interchangeable lens, LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12, allows easier handling and instant 3D shooting with cameras without a special structure for 3D shooting. It produces 3D images without distortion or time lag between left and right images, even for moving objects. The 3D images, even close-up shots, taken with this lens are easy on the eyes when viewed on VIERA 3D TVs. Panasonic made a breakthrough by adding this special way of unprecedented expression in photography with outstanding ease with the innovative technology.
* For a digital interchangeable lens as of September 21, 2010.
Photos or videos recorded in AVCHD on the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc™ Player to playback your contents. Alternatively, you can use an optional HDMI mini cable to output the photos and videos you took from the DMC-GF3 directly to the TV for VIERA Link. Most of the control is possible using only the TV's remote control.
Especially, the pictures taken with the interchangeable 3D lens LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 can be viewed in 3D via the 3D Image Viewer, which offers users a whole new exciting experience.
• The HDMI output function requires the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 HDMI mini cable. The output resolution of the DMC-GF3 can be selected as 1,080i, 720p or 480p (576p in PAL system). Please confirm that the TV you are connecting to has an HDMI input terminal compatible with the selected signal. Depending on the cable used, some functions may not be possible. Panasonic HDMI cables are highly recommended.
• Videos and images with audio taken with the DMC-GF3 may not always be able to be played back with cameras by other manufacturers. Playback may also not be possible with certain Panasonic digital cameras (LUMIX) launched before December 2008, and some cameras launched in 2009 (FS, LS Series). • AVCHD videos recorded with the image quality set to SH mode (1,280 × 720) cannot be played on AVCHD-compatible digital video cameras. • AVCHD videos recorded with AVCHD-compatible digital video cameras cannot be played on the DMC-GF3. • AVCHD videos recorded onto an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card or a DVD disc cannot be played on a device that does not support the AVCHD standard. • SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. • If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the support site.
• More detailed information is available on our support site.
In spite of its compact size, the DMC-GF3 comes equipped with a built-in flash, a light intensity that is equivalent to GN5.0 (ISO100 ･ m), GN6.3 (ISO160 ･ m). The DMC-GF3 adopts new pop-up mechanism to prevent vignetting effect due to short distance between the flash unit to the interchangeable lens. The use of flash expands the photographic opportunity in shooting people at nighttime or indoors.
The range in which appropriate exposure is not possible is shown in red.
The exposure meter guide can be displayed in the A/S/M shooting modes. The correlation between shutter speed and aperture is shown, with a color-coded warning that alerts you when the settings are not in the proper range. For newcomers to system camera photography, this makes it easy to learn proper settings both visually and logically.
The Scene Mode function lets the camera make the optimal settings for you automatically, so anybody can take superb photos and videos with ease. The Peripheral Defocus Mode for still images automatically adjusts the focus to match the AF area you positioned while gently defocusing the foreground and background to emphasize the subject.
The DMC-GF3 lets you shoot in aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 mode. The 1:1 mode gives you unique, square-shaped photos. Being able to match the aspect ratio to your subject and shooting intent gives you even greater expression.
Without Shading Compensation
With Shading Compensation
The new shading function on the DMC-GF3 corrects vignetting to give you clear images with uniform brightness overall.
The Extra Tele Conversion function virtually extends the zoom range when recording image not in the full-size. So you can take telephoto shots even with lenses that don't normally allow zooming. For example, you can take 2x zoom shots (35mm camera equivalent: 56mm) with the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH single focal length lens that comes with the DMC-GF3*.
* When a picture size of [S], 4:3 aspect ratio is selected.
The magnification level differs depending on picture size and aspect ratio setting.
About video recording
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos not only of those newly taken but also of those stored in your computer with quick start-up and fast read-in of images. The Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the picture automatically sorts the photos by the registered faces without picking out each photo one by one when you only want pictures of a specific person.
You can also enjoy slideshows with a variety of effects and use your iTunes music library as background music and burn it onto a DVD disc in MPEG2. It is easy to create an edited short video by just selecting the photos and video clips you like with Short Movie Story function.
Photos and videos can be uploaded to Facebook or YouTube™ via the same interface.
• Facebook and the Facebook logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Facebook, Inc
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
Color space settings for shot images are possible so that the images will be reproduced on computer screens or printed sheets correctly.
The sRGB color space is a standard color space used for a wide variety of applications centering on computers.
• Adobe RGB*
The Adobe RGB color space, which encompasses a wider range of colors than the sRGB color space, is used for photo processing in photo retouch software and professional applications, such as commercial prints.
* Make sRGB settings for usual use, because the Adobe RGB color space cannot be used unless an image processing environment suitable to color profile handling is available.
Full-time Live View on the DMC-GF3 lets anybody use its easy-to-understand and detailed setting functions.
The DMC-GF3's 2-axis adjustment feature gives you a finer white balance adjustment for Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, or Flash conditions. It can also be used when adjusting the Color Temperature Setting or White Set function. You can adjust with a reference to the horizontal axis for amber to blue and the vertical axis for green to magenta*. You can recall the adjustment conditions quickly by pressing the WB button.
* White balance adjustment is not possible in some modes.
The white balance bracket function shoots 3 consecutive photos with slight changes to the white balance setting of each photo in both the horizontal (amber to blue) and vertical (green to magenta) axes, by simply pressing the shutter once.
The Auto Bracket function records several photos at varied exposure levels in a compensation range of ±EV 3/4 in 1/3 EV or 2/3 EV steps. The DMC-GF3 will record up to 5 images with a single press of the shutter button.
With the DMC-GF3, you can move the guide lines according to the subject's position. This is handy when you want to take extra care in framing, especially when using a tripod.
The histogram display makes it possible to check exposure and contrast in real-time. With the DMC-GF3, you can freely move the histogram to a position where it will not block the subject on the screen.
The maximum sensitivity setting is applied to the Intelligent ISO Control and ISO AUTO functions. This ensures that you'll get the level of image quality you want by letting you set your own limit for ISO sensitivity.
You can set the ISO sensitivity to Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 or 6400. When the ISO sensitivity step is set to 1/3 EV, the number of ISO sensitivity setting options increases, allowing you to make fine adjustments and achieve the level of image quality you want.
The camera automatically removes noise generated when taking photos at slow shutter speeds, such as nighttime shooting, always giving you beautiful images.
Just press the Playback button on the camera back to switch the DMC-GF3 to playback mode. You can enjoy crisp, clear images on the 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot LCD. Images are bright and easy to see, even outdoors on a sunny day. Along with the ordinary playback screen, there is a variety of information screens. You can also mark images as favorites, and keep them protected not to accidentally delete.
Shooting Information Detail Display
The DMC-GF3 can play a slideshow with music. Choose from 4 types of music: Natural, Slow, Swing and Urban. Then, select the transition effect to match your music. You can also use the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 HDMI mini cable to connect the camera to an HDTV for breathtaking, large-screen viewing.
You can set the camera to display 12 images, 30 images or the Calendar at a time.
The Title Edit function in playback mode lets you edit the titles of any photos you want. The Baby Mode, Pet Mode and Face Recognition functions let you enter the date of birth and name of your subject in advance. You can also enter your destination and the date of travel in advance, in the Travel Date setting. The title, name, age based on the birth date, date of travel information, and date of shooting are displayed during playback, and can be printed on photos.*1
Title input screen*2
Title display screen
*1 When date, name and title are stamped on a photo, the photo is automatically resized to S-size.
*2 The title input screen varies depending on the function.
You can play back images from a total of 11 settings, including Face Recognition, which lets you search and retrieve specific subjects.
By setting the departure day, return day and destination of your trip with your LUMIX, you can display on which day of the trip each photo was taken while viewing.
This setting lets you display the local time of your destination when traveling. You simply select your travel destination, and the camera calculates the time difference from the time in the clock setting and displays the local time. You can set the time and date for 74 locations across the world.
• Availability of models and colors may differ depending on the country or region.
• Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the LUMIX models and optional accessories that are available in your market.
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