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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 861 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the image stabilizer and zoom, while the flash and battery get negative reviews.

usability, portability, performance, size, image quality

battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and price. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the battery, while some have doubts about the memory.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas the shutter and flash get critical reviews.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

flash, shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix G3

 

The all-new 16MP Lumix G3 takes miniaturisation to new levels while providing lightning fast AF performance. Is it the best yet?

Super fast AF ; High ISO performance ; Image quality

Long-winded menus ; Poor battery performance ; No external microphone socket

Overall, we're mightily impressed by the specifications, handling, performance and overall image quality of the G3. Having spent some extended shooting time with it, we’re confident enough to say that it’s Panasonic's best G-series model yet. Yes, the...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix G3 review

 

Substantial overhaul since its predecessor for a stripped down, yet quality boosted performance

The pitch here is nigh DSLR quality but from a camera with more compact proportions and easier handling. But with competition coming from the good value, well performing and similarly mirror-less DSLR-styled Samsung NX11 model, not to mention true...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

 

Available in black, red and white in the UK (and “chocolate” in Europe), this new DSLR-styled, mid-range Micro Four Thirds compact system camera (CSC) slots between last year's DMC-G2 - which drops down to become the entry-level model in the Lumix...

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

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...

Available from mid June, the enticing aspects of the G3 are a smaller form factor than the G2, improved feature set, plus arguably even easier handling - and all for the same price as its forebear on launch. Alternatively if you’re on a budget the G2...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Panasonic G3 review

 

An advanced GF2, or a slim-line G2?

Compact size ; Built-in EVF ; Articulated LCD ; Touchscreen with Touch Shutter

No eye sensor ; No electronic level ; EVF still needs work

Though the compact-styled GF1 proved very popular as a 'take-everywhere' camera for enthusiast photographers, its replacement - the GF2, left these users nonplussed. This was largely down to the fact that Panasonic simplified the handling, removed...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 review

 

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-G3 is a slightly smaller Micro Four Thirds-based camera than its predecessor, the DMC-G2, but it's no less potent. It comes with a 16-megapixel sensor, which gives it the ability to capture crisp photos, and it's a fast camera...

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.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC-G3 review

 

Panasonic's DMC-G3 combines the features and handling of a DSLR with the reduced dimensions of a compact camera. It also features a unique 3in flip-out rotating touchscreen display which enables shooting from a variety of angles and allows the use of...

Jam-packed with advanced features and delivering blistering speed. The DMC-G3 is the tiny camera that serious photographers will love.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 review

 

A highly capable, lightweight alternative to an SLR, but image quality isn't flawless and we miss its predecessor's more hands-on controls

Jul, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Compact System Camera 2011-2012 - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3

 

The LUMIX DMC-G3 is a very small interchangeable-lens camera, which, as it is fitted with a built-in flash and an electronic viewfinder, is as easy to use indoors as it is outside on a sunny day. The camera offers excellent image quality, and it is...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (imaginefx.com)

Lumix DMC-G3

 

Touch of class: A versatile 15.93 million-pixel compact system camera with a twisting touch-sensitive LCD screen

The screen is mounted on an articulating hinge, which makes it easy to compose shots from a variety of angles. This combines well with the screen’s touch-sensitivity. There’s also a Touch AF mode, which enables an autofocus (AF) point to be set by...

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 review

 

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...

Apr, 2014

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