Review : Panasonic GF3 with 14/f2.5 lens (and the 25/1.4 later)


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I picked up the Panasonic GF3 with a 14mm f2.5 lens at the Panasonic Launch on Thursday. I'll have it for about a week or 2 and I already have a feeling that I'm going to have alot of fun using it.

Will pick up the 25mm f1.4 early next week.... so will just work with this 14mm for the time being this weekend

The next few pics show the GF3 side by side a Samsung EX1 ...... yes next to a Point and Shoot..... these M4/3 cameras are getting alot smaller these days ......
GF3 is the one at the top..... excuse the color cast on the image ... I'd not set the WB on the cam properly






Its just SO compact


 

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This set up plonks right into my pants pocket


I liked the little hump for the thumb to rest and not get in the way of other control buttons and well away from the touchscreen LCD
I'm old-school so I'm not used to so few buttons and the need to use the touch screen LCD frightens me a little bit.... however the menu is simple to navigate and just about all major functions are accessible via a touch of the LCD panel ..... you younger people will likely like this LOL!!


The unobtrusive profile of the camera is just great , something street shooters and social anthropologists like myself have always yearned for ...... not wishing to flash around a big camera and lens outfit and yet needing the file sizes that a larger sensor provides
 

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ISO Tests (hint: watch the shadow areas)

ISO160


ISO200


ISO400


ISO800


ISO1600
 

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ISO 3200


ISO6400



Will get a set of F-Stop test images out tomorrow and other street images

Next to my iPod Touch below


 

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Yup no hot shoe, this is meant to be the smallest camera body, if you want hot shoe then you should look at the G3 instead
 

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the 25mm f1.4 should be landing in my office by this afternoon or tomorrow morning :)

cant wait already
 

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the 25mm f1.4 should be landing in my office by this afternoon or tomorrow morning :)

cant wait already
Can't wait for your review of this lens too. :p
 

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look like a good cam for low light condition
how does it do as a Travel companion, i.e. oversea trip or even to a party kind of trip?
Batt life & handling?
 

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XsenseX

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Any possible test on the video mode?
 

pker888

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btw is this pancake 14mm is its a MEGA IS lens or is a non IS len?
cant wait for the more indepth review too
as i sold my gf1 anna now waan look for smaller form factor cam
 

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