Quality Image of Panasonic GF3 Posted by 43 Rumors

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    43 Rumors received a great image of the upcoming Panasonic GF3:

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    It sure looks like Panasonic is meeting Sony head on in a battle for the mass market.

    I can already see the press release: "Smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with an integrated flash*..."

    *There always has to be an "*" with statements like this.

    Source: 43 Rumors | Blog | (FT5) New full size picture of the GF3!
     
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  2. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    That does look tiny, but perhaps it's the angle they shot it at?! Yikes!
     
  3. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    The only way this camera makes sense is with either primes or a collapsable zoom. Wonder if panny is working on a collapsable zoom. The body is almost the size of a canon g12.
     
  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    It is tiny! I don't know if you have handled the 14mm, but it is significantly smaller than the 20mm, and it actually looks large on the GF3. Any other lens you mount on it will look huge.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  5. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    "Mines smaller than yours" is definitely the thing now.
     
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  6. BBW

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  7. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Its not for me, but it does actually look OK. Any of the 3 m4/3 pancakes will work well with it and if it does have the 16MP G3 sensor then it should take great pictures. I can see the point of this whereas the NEX-C3 just looks wrong to me because of the size of the lenses.
     
  8. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Tiny! My hands would eat it for lunch.
     
  9. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    Gotta get me one of those with the 100-300.
     
  10. Unregistered

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    Integrated flash in GF3?

    Does anybody know if the GF3 actually has an integrated flash?

    Would it be in the left of the body (GF2-like) or in the center? I can see a small line on the middle of the body, just above the lens... What is it for?

    There seems to be little space to put a flash. Maybe they chose to drop it like Sony did with the NEX-3 and NEX-5?
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Small is great if there are enough small lenses to go along with it. In short, give us more fast pancake lenses please!!!
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    There are lines in the center hump which look like they could house a flash.
     
  13. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Wow, okay, now that I have perspective on it, I'd love one as a backup!
     
  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Strewth that really is small!!!!!! Not sure if it's too small really. These companies always want to have the smallest this or fastest that. Can't they just leave things alone for at least 12 months?!?!?
     
  15. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    It is kind of cute.. :rolleyes: