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Panasonic LUMIX GF3K

$589.95
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A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel camera
MILC 12.1MP Live MOS Red Jan 2013
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Panasonic LUMIX GF3K Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K number 183 across all digital cameras.
100
118 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, battery life and excellent design. However they also report poor technical features.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Quite large display diagonal
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K?

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K is 107.7mm wide and 67.1mm tall. It is 32.5mm deep and weighs 264kg.

Panasonic LUMIX GF3K front dimensions

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Panasonic LUMIX GF3K In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The editors of four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. Gagadget.com, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se and Camera Labs all gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all endorsed this digital camera. This Panasonic camera received a Fotovideo.nu "Bronze" award and the expert at website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a "Platinum" award and concluded it was exceptional. This camera also received a Photoreview.com.au "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites endorsed this Panasonic digital camera. The expert at website IT Reviews.com thought that this camera was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this Panasonic camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Good Expert Reviews

54 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this digital camera on average 80 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 64 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 88 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Inferior Technical Features

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good features.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Four people who purchased the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Four owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine customers agreed that the product was compact.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus, three owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K had a good zoom and two owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K concluded that it was well made and two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who bought it thought it was easy to use and two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Eight owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The LUMIX GF3K has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The LUMIX GF3K has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

The LUMIX GF3K has a relatively typical weight (222 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The LUMIX GF3K has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The LUMIX GF3K has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The LUMIX GF3K has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The LUMIX GF3K has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the LUMIX GF3K has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The LUMIX GF3K has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The LUMIX GF3K features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The LUMIX GF3K features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Has a Wind Filter

The LUMIX GF3K has a wind filter, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Magnification

The magnifications of digital cameras range from 0.15x to 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. With a magnification of 2 times zoom factor, the LUMIX GF3K has one of the higher magnifications amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras, the weight of the LUMIX GF3K of 264 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Cameras have weights of between 0.097kg and 360kg, and the average weight is 12kg.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. When compared to other digital cameras, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K of only 14 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.5, the LUMIX GF3K has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Calendar

The LUMIX GF3K features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras, the LUMIX GF3K's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 42 millimeters is one of the shortest. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the LUMIX GF3K's playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Across all the digital cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The LUMIX GF3K has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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3D

The Panasonic LUMIX GF3K is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The LUMIX GF3K has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Panasonic camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3584 x 2016, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1600 x 1064. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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