LCD and Viewfinder
Sony G3 has a Fixed Type 3.5" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. The Sony G3's 3.5" screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
G3 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 Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony G3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1000 sec
Unfortunately G3 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony G3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Sony G3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
G3 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Sony G3 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect G3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony G3 Features Compared to Main Competitors