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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Panasonic Lumix G3

A new hybrid mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera features a new 16.0-megapixel sensor and full HD video, and continues the trend to more compact sizes

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Full HD Video
Other DSLRs have received more notoriety for the HD video capability, but Lumix G-series cameras quietly have become popular in filming circles. The G3 creates AVCHD-format video up to 1920x1080/60i and 1280x720/60p at 30 fps. You can record up to 2 GB at a time.
Touch-Screen Control
When it appeared on the Lumix GF2, touch-screen control instantly became a favorite feature. The G3 improves on the touch controls by giving you the ability to activate the AF anywhere in the frame instead of limiting it to the center AF point. Overall, the touch-screen makes it easy to navigate through camera controls, which makes the process of taking pictures more about getting a great shot than wading through settings.

Essential Accesories

A compact system like this gives you the ability to travel to some exotic places. Once there, you may be off the grid, so having a Goal Zero Kit with a solar panel will keep you charged up.
Memory Cards

Memory Cards
HD video takes up a lot of space quickly. Load up on high-capacity cards that are at least Class 6 to keep up.

Compact Tripod
With a lightweight camera and lens system, you can go with a lighter-weight tripod and ballhead like this Gitzo 1550T.


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