Panasonic has today launched its new Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds camera making the highly anticipated DSLR official. The new Lumix G3 is equipped with a 16.0-megapixel sensor for high quality images and 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition (HD) video recording complete with stereo sound in AVCHD.
The Lumix G3 is also equipped with a positionable swivel touchscreen on the rear, enabling users to focus on the subject by simply touching the 3-inch high-resolution screen. Once locked on the G3 will then automatically track the subject, even if it moves, using its Auto Focus (AF) tracking.
The Lumix G3 is also equipped with a dedicated video button that can be used to switch to video capture quickly without changing modes, and has a built-in flash and hotshoe for connecting optional Lumix flashes.
“With the LUMIX G3, Panasonic offers an extremely light compact system camera that is easy to use, thanks to a touch-control LCD, yet still maintains powerful and creative features to appease the more advanced photographer,” said Darin Pepple, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.
The new Lumix G3 will be arriving in stores this June and the Lumix G3 with the 14-42mm Zoom Lens Kit will be priced around $699.99 for full specifications jump over to the Panasonic website.