Panasonic DMC-GF3CT w/ 14mm Pancake Lens

Panasonic
Product #:
PND1189
Manufacturer #:
DMCGF3CT
UPC:
885170051768

- 14mm Lens Included
- 12.1Mp Live MOS Sensor
- Micro 4/3 Camera
- 3.0" Touch LCD
- Venus Engine FHD
- 100-6400 ISO
- iA & iA+ Exposure Modes
- Built-In Pop-Up Flash
- 1920 x 1080/60i HD Video Recording
- Optical Image Stabilization

Screen Size:
3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angl
Screen Size:
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Megapixels:
12.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Overview

Overview

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 incorporates all the advanced technology and power of a DSLR interchangeable lens camera with the style and portability of a compact point-and-shoot. Being about the size of a smartphone, the lightweight GF3 benefits from a significant reduction in its dimensions. This is thanks to its newly enhanced mirror-free technology, and the substantial DSLR sensors that are now more compatible with the camera's compact Micro Four Thirds System lenses. This means that you have more creative control over your photos and videos, without the hassle of carrying around a bulky camera and lens kit.

Breakthrough Mirrorless Structure

The DMC-GF3 uses the Micro Four Thirds System standard, a system of interchangeable lenses developed to enhance the characteristics of digital photo technology. The GF3 design, with its mirrorless structure, eliminates the need for a mirror box and optical viewfinder. This helps preserve image quality despite the camera's slight profile, delivering improved performance in a convenient digital interchangeable lens system device.

LUMIX G / LEICA DG Lenses

One of the major benefits of an interchangeable lens system camera like the GF3 is its ability to capture a wider range of expression with a relatively simple lens change. The GF3 is compatible with the full range of Micro Four Thirds System standard lenses, including the LUMIX G / Leica DG line-up. LUMIX G / Leica DG lenses feature many of Panasonic's most innovative features, including telephoto and 3D capabilities. The compact, lightweight LUMIX / Leica lenses also support the unique contrast AF system of the LUMIX G series cameras and comply with the Micro Four Thirds System, designed to optimize the performance of the camera.

Available lenses include several models in a range of categories such as standard zoom, wide zoom, telephoto, single focal length and 3D.

12.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor

The GF3 is equipped with a 4/3-type 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which delivers the superior image quality of a traditional CCD sensor with the energy efficiency of a CMOS sensor. The MOS sensor has a high S/N and an advanced circuit structure that's largely unaffected by the noise generated on the circuits. This allows the GF3 to provide stunning image quality that rivals, or in some cases surpasses, that of DSLR cameras.

3.0-inch 460,000-dot High Resolution LCD

The DMC-GF3 has a generous 3.0-inch LCD display screen with a 100% field of view and an impressive 460,000-dot high-resolution output. The wide-angle viewing makes it possible to frame photos in a variety of creative ways for both dynamic shooting and image playback and editing. The screen has been equipped with LUMIX's acclaimed Intelligent LCD technology, which automatically adjusts screen brightness in 11 steps according to ambient conditions. The large viewing area of the screen also makes sharing images with friends and family much easier.

Venus Engine

The powerful Venus Engine enhances the GF3's performance thanks to the newly developed noise reduction technology that provides even better image quality. The noise reduction system improves S/N by approximately 3dB at ISO3200 and ISO6400 respectively; color reproduction in high sensitivity modes is improved as well.

The Venus Engine applies advanced chromatic noise reduction at the edges, preventing the color mixture that may occur in these areas. Chromatic noise in the gradation part and the edge part are described clearly and effectively. Selective noise reduction is also applied to outlines to give a more balanced curve, without compromising image resolution in detailed or fine texture areas. Spot-type noise, which frequently occurs in dark areas of an image shot in low light or in the color bleed on high luminance areas, is also effectively suppressed by the Venus Engine's noise reduction technology. In live action video recording, the Venus Engine enables a more accurate level of motion detection thanks to a newly integrated motion detection circuit. This circuit delivers noise suppression to moving parts more efficiently for better video.

Whether shooting still photos or live video, the Venus Engine helps produce images with stunning clarity, even in low light.

Light Speed AF

The GF3 has the world's fastest auto focus technology, Light Speed AF. This reduces focus detection time by doubling the drive speed, from 60 frames per second to an impressive 120 frames per second. Speed and focusing accuracy of the advanced contrast AF system on the DMC-GF3 far surpasses even the most high-end digital SLR cameras with phase-difference auto focus. Light Speed AF, when combined with the GF3's touch-control AF, makes setting and focusing on a subject quick and easy, so spur-of-the-moment shots are always optimized.

3D Shooting Capability

The GF3 is the first digital interchangeable lens camera to offer 3D photo capability, delivering high quality images with impressive clarity and dynamic detail. The optional LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 3D lens is compact yet powerful, allowing for easier handling and instant 3D shooting with optimized settings. 3D shots are reproduced without distortion or time lag between the left and right sides, even when recording subjects in motion, and because the GF3 is compatible with any Panasonic VIERA 3D-ready TV, playback of 3D images (even of close-up shots) is easy on the eyes. With this innovative 3D technology, Panasonic gives users a degree of expression in image capture that's unprecedented among digital interchangeable lens cameras.

Easy Manual Control

For experienced photographers who like the greater creative control of self-determined settings, the GF3 offers easy manual controls for exposure, shutter speed and aperture. The meter guides provide a highly readable visual reference that shows correlations between aperture and shutter speed, and color-coded warnings that clearly alert users when settings are out of proper range. These user-friendly manual controls dramatically reduce the learning curve for users that are new to system camera technology. They also simplify the process for more experienced users.

New Body Design and Color Options

The GF3 offers plenty of stylish options for those of us who like a great-looking body style to go along with all those advanced photo technology features. The small, compact round-form and ergonomic design of the GF3 makes for a lighter, more portable unit and eliminates the bulk of digital SLRs.

The GF3 is available in black, white, red, pink and brown.

Customizable Experience

One of the best things about interchangeable lens system cameras is that they offer greater control and a more customized experience. With all of the available accessories and add-ons for the GF3, you can create a system that works for your particular style and shooting preferences. The DMW-MA1 mount adaptor allows the use of any number of Four Thirds System standard lenses, so that you are always ready to capture any moment in any situation. Other accessories include straps, cases, lens filters and protectors, extra battery packs, tripod adaptors, zoom levers, a mini HDMI cable and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Choose the extra gear you want right from the start, or you can add enhancement pieces for a better shooting experience as you become more comfortable with the Four Thirds System format.

Intelligent Auto Plus

If you think using a digital SLR camera is too complicated for everyday photos and video, think again. The GF3 incorporates Panasonic's exclusive Intelligent Auto (iA) Plus technology; recording amazing photos and movies is as easy as using a compact point-and-shoot camera. In iA Plus Mode, shooting is fully and automatically optimized in any situation; you get incredible image quality with virtually zero effort. 

POWER O.I.S. / MEGA O.I.S.

Sometimes the motion of pressing the shutter button on your camera causes slight vibrations that can compromise picture quality. Images can come out blurry or streaked, ruining the shot. You'll never have to worry about blurry images again thanks to the GF3's support of the POWER O.I.S. function found in many Lumix lenses. This image stabilizing technology detects camera vibrations and compensates for movement caused by hand-shake; this ensures that your pictures are always clear and sharp, giving you the confidence to capture images whenever the opportunity arises.

Face Recognition

If you have a new baby, kids or close friends who feel like family, the GF3 lets you capture beautiful, natural portraits of your loved ones in any environment. Face Recognition stores faces in the camera's memory for optimized shooting. The technology recognizes registered faces and delivers the best exposure and focus settings for the situation. Registering faces also lets you sort and organize photos according to the person or people in them.

Face Detection

Face Detection technology makes it easier than ever to record human subjects with stunning results. The GF3's Face Detection function can identify more than a dozen faces at once, automatically adjusting focus and exposure for amazing image quality in any setting. Digital red-eye correction is also applied automatically so expressions are always natural, even before the photo is stored on the camera's memory card or hard drive. You will be able to capture fun group shots and optimize your portraits no matter what else is in the frame, with no more effort than it takes to press the shutter.

Subject Detection with AF Tracking

AF Tracking makes it possible to capture all those once-in-a-lifetime shots of subjects in motion (think active kids or frolicking pets) with perfect clarity. Just focus on your subject and wait for the right opportunity. AF Tracking automatically locks onto the subject and keeps it in constant focus and correct exposure until you click the shutter. 

Motion Detection with Intelligent ISO Control

Along with AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control makes the GF3 one of the best action photo cameras around. Intelligent ISO detects subject motion and automatically adjusts shutter speed and ISO levels to prevent blurring and ghosting. You will take incredibly optimized action shots with ease.

Scene Detection with Intelligent Scene Selector

Few things are more frustrating for casual photographers than trying to figure out the best scene setting for a particular situation. The GF3's Intelligent Scene Selector lets you forget the hassle by automatically detecting ambient conditions and adjusting the camera settings accordingly. There are six different automated settings, including; Scenery, Portrait, Sunset, Night Scenery, Night Portrait and Macro, so you get the best possible image quality no matter what.

Intelligent Resolution Technology

Intelligent Resolution delivers uniform sharpness and precise pixel-by-pixel signal processing for the most effective image optimization in any shooting situation. Outlines, textures and soft gradations are automatically detected and adjusted for naturally crisp, clear photos and videos. There's also an Extended Resolution option for large-format photos so you get even more freedom to create unique images that capture all your favorite memories.

Creative Control

All LUMIX G Series Micro System cameras are equipped with the popular My Color Mode, which lets you choose from five different color treatments to create interesting effects on any photograph. Options include; Expressive, Sepia, High Dynamic, Retro, High Key and the Miniature Effect. You'll be able to give your photos impressive, artistic finishes instantly without compromising the original image.

1920 x 1080 Full HD Video

The GF3 goes beyond mere still photography with a capable 1920 x 1080 HD video recording function. Leave your camcorder at home knowing you'll be able to record movies beautifully in high quality AVCHD format, which offers almost twice the recording time of standard Motion JPEG HD video capture. The most innovative feature of the GF3's video recording abilities is the dedicated button that lets you record video while shooting still photos. If you love putting memories on film, imagine the possibilities when you can take pictures and shoot video simultaneously. You'll never again miss a moment of that school play, sporting event, graduation, wedding, night on the town or special celebration.

Extended Battery Life

The camera can take up to 340 shots on a single battery charge, so you'll be free to shoot for hours without having to worry about recharging the lithium-ion battery. This extended battery life makes the GF3 ideal for use on vacations, day trips and everyday shooting at a moment's notice.

Summary

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 is a great camera for advanced users, offering the benefits of a digital SLR interchangeable system camera with the ease of use of a compact point-and-shoot. For everyday shooting or those occasions when photo quality truly matters, the GF3 delivers beautifully.

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Specifications

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Image Sensor
Color Filter System: Primary color filter
Color Filter System:
The amount of pixels on a camera sensor that are used when an image is captured. Although sometimes smaller than the total pixel count, it is an insignificant difference.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angl
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: TFT LCD with Touch panel
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 460K
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Type of Microphone: Monaural, Wind-cut: Off / Low / Standard / HighMicrophone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Type of Microphone:
Type or brand of microphone used to capture audio.

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Image Sensor: Live MOS Sensor; 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Effective Pixels: 12.10 Megapixels
Effective Pixels:
The same as effective resolution, but measured in Megapixels.

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Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Aspect Ratio:
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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HDMI Terminal: miniHDMI TypeCVideo: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480pAudio: Linear PCM
HDMI Terminal:
This is a type of high quality video output on a camera.

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USB Port: USB 2.0 High Speed
USB Port:
This is a type of port used to connect a camera to a computer via a USB cable.

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Speaker: Monaural
Speaker:
This is a speaker used for audio playback on a camera or camcorder.

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Total Pixels: 13.06 Megapixels
Total Pixels:
The total amount of pixels. Describes the detail an image holds.

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Battery Life: CIPA standard: Approx. 320 images with H-FS014042Approx. 340 images with H-H014
Battery Life:
The amount of time a battery stays charged.

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Megapixels: 12.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: Still Images: 1/4000˜60Motion image: 1/16000˜1/30 (NTSC)
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Shutter Type: Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Type:
Blades or some type of cover that controls the time during which light reaches the film or sensor. Older cameras use mechanical shutters while new cameras use electronic shutters.

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Self Timer: 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Playback Specifications
Mode File: Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/AVCHD/Motion JPEG/3D Play/Category/Favorite)
Mode File:
Allows you to look through the images that were taken.

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Control Specifications
Color Temperature: 2500-10000K in 100K
Color Temperature:
Refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light. Color temperature is conventionally stated in the unit of absolute temperature, the kelvin, having the unit symbol K.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm / 4.24 x 2.64 x 1.28 inch (excluding protrusions); Lens: Approx. 2.19 x 0.81" (5.56 x 2.06 cm)
Dimensions:
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Weight: 7.94 oz / 225 g; Lens: 1.94 oz (55 g)
Weight:
The physical weight of the item without packaging.

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Color: Brown
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
Sync Speed: Less than 1/160 second
Sync Speed:
Fastest shutter speed a flash can sync with.

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Flash Type: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160•m)
Flash Type:
This is the type of flash used to add more light to an image.

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Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in Flash:
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.

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Flash Modes: Built-in Pop-upAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Interface
Audio Output: Monaural Type, NTSC*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Audio Output:
An audio output jack for a device.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / White Set 2(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Pinhole, Panorama Assist mode
White Balance:
White Balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

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Meter Modes: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 3 EV
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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ISO Speed: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Battery Type: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (Included)Battery Charger
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Maximum Burst: H: 3.8 frames/sec, M: 2.8 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Maximum Burst:
Refers to the maximum number of shots that can be taken continuously before the internal buffer is filled and the shutter release is locked, temporarily preventing further exposures.

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Recording Data
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color Space:
Digital cameras use additive RGB gamuts to capture color in numerical values. This refers to the options of various color spaces that can be used. The most common are Adobe RGB and sRGB

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Brand
Brand: Panasonic
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Erase Modes:
Erases images.

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Memory Card Specs
Memory Card Type: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Memory Card Type:
The type or brand of the memory card. Common types of memory cards are SD, Memory Stick, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and Compact Flash.

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Focusing Control
Focus Modes: AFS/ AFC/ MFAF mode: Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint
Focus Modes:
The types of focus modes an item has.

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Metering Range: EV 0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO 100)
Metering Range:
The range that the meter can work in. Usually indicated as exposure values.

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Camera Attributes
Autofocus: Contrast AF system
Autofocus:
All digital cameras come equipped with an Autofocus, or AF Mode. While in Autofocus the camera automatically focuses on subjects based on the AF Area Mode the user has selected.

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Camera Type: Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Exposure Modes: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Modes:
The various programmed, automatic, semi-automatic, and/or manual shooting modes which a camera has available for use. (e.g. Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Programmed Automatic)

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Lens
Focal Length: 14 mm Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 mm
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Hardware & Software Data
Software Included: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD EditionSILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SESuper LoiLoScope (trial version)USB Driver
Software Included:
Software that is included with a product.

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Direct Print Capability: PictBridge compatible (Print size, Layout, Date setting is selectable)
Direct Print Capability:
Allows camera to connect directly with a compatible photo printer and make prints without the need of a computer.

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Lens Specs
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 7.09" (18.01 cm)
Lens Min. Focus Distance:
The shortest distance that a lens can focus.

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Lens Filter Size: Front: 46 mm
Lens Filter Size:
The size of the filter that fits the lens.

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Minimum Aperture: f/22
Minimum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Lens Magnification Factor: 0.1x
Lens Magnification Factor:
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.

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Elements / Groups: 6/5
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Angle of View (diagonal): 75°
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: f/2.5
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Mount Type: Micro Four Thirds
Mount Type:
This is the mount type for the lens to attach to the camera body.

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In The Box

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Digital Camera Body
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Lens
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Battery Charger
Body Cap
A/V Cable
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
Stylus Pen
CD-ROM
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