Panasonic's smallest Micro Four Thirds model yet delivers delicious images
When it was announced, Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF3 was billed as the smallest Interchangeable Lens Compact (ILC) on the market. Of course, Pentax swooped in with its Q model and took that title away, and Sony’s new NEX-5N is about 8mm shorter than this Panasonic. Bragging rights aside, the GF3 is aimed squarely at casual shooters looking for the image quality of a large-sensor camera. As such, the GF3 foregoes both a hot-shoe and an accessory port in pursuit of cost cutting and size reduction.