• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
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  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
  • Leica M (Typ 240)
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Predecessor: Panasonic G2
G2 vs G3
 
Successor: Panasonic G5
G3 vs G5
Leica M10
M (Typ 240) vs M10
General
Model Number: G3 M (Typ 240)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Rangefinder
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $699.99 $6950.00
Street Price:   $6,218.69
Date Available: 2011-06-21 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (583 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(115 x 84 x 47 mm)
5.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 in.
(139 x 80 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 24.0
Sensor Format: 4/3 35mm
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 864mm2 (36mm x 24mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.77 microns 6.05 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 56 84
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.0 24.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.6 13.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 667 1,860
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4576 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4576 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9)
5952 x 3976 (23.7 MP, 3:2),
4256 x 2823 (12.0 MP, Other),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1080 (1.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.4 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i)
1280x720 (60/​50/​30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (25p/​24p)
1280x720 (25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Leica M bayonet
Lens: Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lumix G VARIO MEGA O.I.S n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm  
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f.5.6 - 22 (tele) Varies with lens used
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes No
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint Touch (1- area-focusing in Face detection, AF Tracking, Multi-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint) N/A (Manual focus with OVF/Live View with magnification, focus peaking)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes n/a
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1,440K dots eq., 1.4x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification; Optional Visoflex EVF-2 Electronic Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.40x 0.68x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   200
ISO Settings: Auto, 160-6400 Intelligent ISO Auto, ISO 200 to 6,400 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to ISO 100
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent warm, Fluorescent cool, Flash, Kelvin Setting (2000-13100K), Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot OVF: TTL Center-weighted with working aperture; Live view: TTL Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes No
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Architecture, Sports, Peripheral Defocus, Flower, Food, Objects,,Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illiminatioms, Baby 1, 2, Pet, Party, Sunset Film Simulation Modes
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 images) seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF 24D/Leica SF 58); First or second curtain sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.3 m / 27.2 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG .DNG RAW (14-bit, compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG QuickTime Motion JPEG (MOV); built-in mic is mono, but external stereo mic adapter available
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote Threaded cable release
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm remote socket, combined AV/USB connector Accessory port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.66  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.67  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 9  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.4 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 8
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.091 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.57 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.080 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Multi-area AF mode, Wide Angle = 0.294s Quick AF mode, Wide Angle = 0.297s  
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.5 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 270 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary 7.4v 1800mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver Free download of Adobe Lightroom for registered owners
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 16-megapixel Sensor, Improved High ISO IQ, Faster AF, Metal Body, 1920x1080 HD Movies, Articulating Touch-screen LCD, 2.5mm Remote Socket, Mini HDMI Type-C Connector. Available in black, brown, red or white. 24MP CMOS sensor, Maestro processor, Live View with 10x focus magnification and focus peaking, 1080p Full HD movies, 920K-dot LCD with Gorilla Glass, optional EVF-2 electronic viewfinder.