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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-G3. 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 May 12, 2011.
In the iA Plus and the Creative Control, 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.
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-G3 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.
In spite of its compact size, the DMC-G3's built-in flash* has a light intensity that is equivalent to GN8.3 (ISO100), GN10.5 (ISO160), and you can adjust the intensity within a range of ±EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps. It also lets you use 1st curtain sync. flash and 2nd curtain sync. flash to capture nightscapes with a natural flow of light.
* When you use the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S., light from the built-in flash of the camera may be blocked and cause shading areas in the resulting picture depending on the shooting condition.
• Due to the ultra wide-angle field of view (35mm camera equivalent: 14-28mm), peripheral vignetting may appear when you use the LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. and the built-in flash of the camera.
The DMC-G3 offers a wide variety of options to choose from to match your shooting situations and style, including filters, mount adaptors and external flashes. In addition, stylish carrying bags and shoulder straps are available. These accessories let you further upgrade the system according to your shooting style and preference.
Without Shading Compensation
With Shading Compensation
The new shading function on the DMC-G3 corrects vignetting to give you clear images with uniform brightness overall.
The Extra Tele Conversion function*1 virtually extends the zoom range up to 2x in still image recording, thus the max. 168mm*2 is available with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. and the max. 800mm is available with the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.
*1 When a picture size of [S] (4 M), 4:3 aspect ratio is selected.
The magnification level differs depending on picture size and aspect ratio setting.
*2 35mm camera equivalent.
About video recording
The image has a blown highlight area.
The background, sky and flowers are sharp and vivid.
You can get original image data, recording the image directly from the Live MOS sensor without any image processing. The SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE software utility lets you develop RAW data files. For example, you can develop RAW data to create an image with the effect you were trying to capture when you took the shot. You get high-level basic image processing abilities that give you control over such things as unnatural edges from saturated color borders, false colors in structures with intricate detail, and chromatic noise in photos taken at high sensitivity settings. This utility provides a unique combination of high resolution and extraordinary color separation performance. In addition, the DMC-G3 allows consecutive shots to be taken at up to 7 fps in RAW format. Shooting continues even while the image data is being stored in memory.
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-G3 lets anybody use its easy-to-understand and detailed setting functions.
The DMC-G3'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-G3 will record up to 7 images with a single press of the shutter button.
With the DMC-G3, 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-G3, you can freely move the histogram to a position where it will not block the subject on the screen.
You can adjust the exposure compensation within a range of ±EV 5 in 1/3 EV steps. In P/A/S Modes, you can retrieve the exposure compensation value and manually adjust it directly.
The camera automatically removes noise generated when taking photos at slow shutter speeds, such as nighttime shooting, always giving you beautiful images.
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.
• 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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