LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GF3 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
GF3 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (Compare) or Olympus OM-D E-M10 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GF3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately GF3 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic GF3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic GF3 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GF3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in AVCHD and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic GF3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
GF3 has a built-in Mono microphone and a None speaker.
Panasonic GF3 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect GF3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GF3 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 354 shots, Panasonic GF3 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GF3 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GF3 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GF3 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GF3 is $319.00