Panasonic Lumix GF3 unveiled as smallest Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic out latest addition to interchangeable lens GF range

Panasonic Lumix GF3 to boast Full HD video recording

Panasonic has officially unveiled its smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to date with the arrival of the Panasonic Lumix GF3.

Boasting superior image quality to its compact point-and-shoot counterparts with a comparably sized form factor, the Panasonic Lumix GF3, which measures in at just 107.5 x 67.1 x 32mm, touts a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS censor with a 3-inch 460k dot LCD touchscreen allowing for image playback and easy menu navigation.

The Micro Four Thirds snapper, which is available in five colour schemes, brown, black, red, pink and white, will land in the UK on a yet undisclosed date priced £499 bundled with a stock 14-42mm lens. Equipped with a 14mm pancake lens and the Panasonic Lumix GF3 will cost £549 whilst bundling the camera with both lenses will set wannabe users back £629.

Lining up 17 per cent smaller and 16 per cent lighter than its predecessor the Panasonic Lumix GF2, the GF3 which weighs just 222grams features Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities at 25 frames per second and will host a full array of intelligent setup, motion detection and facial recognition features.

Will the Panasonic Lumix GF3 follow the GF1 and GF2 and find itself nominated for and even winning a T3 Gadget Award as the Digital Camera of the Year? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds and get voting for the GF2 in this year’s awards now.