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Powerful performance in a portable package
The Panasonic DMC-GF3 packs all the picture-taking power of a digital SLR into a convenient, compact design that's more like a point-and-shoot camera. Although it may be tiny enough to slip into a coat pocket or purse, this Panasonic uses a large, SLR-sized image sensor to give you bold, highly detailed photos. And just like a traditional SLR, the DMC-GF3 lets you swap out lenses. The included zoom lens lets you take shots that range from wide-angle landscapes to close-up portraits. Add other optional Micro Four Thirds mount lenses to enjoy even more shooting versatility. With a camera this easy to use, you'll be snapping brilliant photos and shooting HD video in no time.

Take control with just a touch
The 'GF3's big 3" LCD boasts a cool touchscreen design that gives you a fun new way to shoot. Just tap the screen to pinpoint your subject, and the camera instantly locks on for sharp focus. You can even use the screen to release the shutter. Touchscreen control also lets you make easy adjustments to exposure modes, menu settings, and playback functions. Just slide your finger across the LCD to scroll through your freshly captured images. Save your images to optional SD memory cards (no memory included).

To 3D or not to 3D?
Are you thinking you may want to try 3D photography in the future, but aren't sure about it now? The 'GF3 has you covered. Just add Panasonic's optional 3D conversion lens and you can start shooting dramatic-looking 3D photos. How is this possible? The additional lens actually contains two sets of optical elements that simultaneously record left and right images, which are then stored on the camera's memory card. All you have to do is hook the cam up to your compatible 3D HDTV, put on your 3D glasses, and enjoy the slide show!

Product Highlights:

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • Four Thirds-type Live MOS image sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
  • Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Mega O.I.S. zoom lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm)
    • 3X optical zoom
    • filter/attachment size: 52mm
    • supplied lens includes optical image stabilization to help keep photos and movies blur-free
  • high-def movie mode with sound (up to 1080i resolution)
  • 3" touchscreen LCD with live view for composing shots in real-time and previewing the effects of exposure settings
  • 3D shooting capability with optional Panasonic 3D lens and compatible 3D TV and glasses
  • Pinpoint AF feature allows easy touchscreen selection of the exact focus area desired for sharp, clear portraits and group shots
  • picture-in-picture 4X magnification mode for precise manual focus fine tuning
  • Lumix Light Speed auto focus technology locks onto subjects quickly to reduce shutter lag
  • built-in pop-up flash
  • Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • Venus Engine FHD image processor for high-speed performance and accurate, low-noise images
  • warranty: 1 year (6 months parts, 90 days labor on sensor)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
  • compatible with standard Four Thirds mount lenses (optional adapter required)
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: 3.8 frames per second; up to 2.8 fps with Live View (up to 7 RAW images, unlimited JPEG images)
  • shutter speed range: 60-1/4,000 seconds
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 160-6400
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, fully automatic exposure modes
  • white balance bracketing: 3 frames
  • auto exposure bracketing: 3 or 5 frames
  • 17 preset scene modes for accurately exposed images in virtually any shooting environment
  • Creative Control mode for in-camera special effects (including, expressive, retro, high key, sepia, high dynamic, and miniature effect)
File Formats and Storage:
  • image storage modes: JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG (Fine and Standard), MPO+Fine (with optional 3D lens), MPO+Standard (with optional 3D lens)
  • still image aspect ratio options: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 4,000 x 3,000 (4:3); 4,000 x 2,672 (3:2); 4,000 x 2,248 (16:9), 2,992 x 2,992 (1:1)
  • AVCHD and Motion JPEG movie files
  • uses optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • A/V output
  • 4-9/16"W x 2-11/16"H x 3-13/16"D (with lens attached)
  • weight (with lens and battery): 15.2 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm zoom lens
  • rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • shoulder strap
  • USB and A/V cables
  • lens and body caps
  • stylus pen
  • software CD-ROM

Want a camera you can grow into? Try a mirrorless camera.

These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable — great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3K Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

easy to use crisp photos

Written by: simone from oregon on July 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was interested in the technology and impressed now that I have used it. The only drawback on the camera so far is that the flash seems a little flimsy. Still I didn't buy the camera for the flash capabilities.

Pros: Easy to use. Great crisp photos. Fast delivery. Nicely packaged.

Cons: Flash seems a little flimsy.

Great Photos

Written by: Plr from Plantsville, CT on January 25, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Photos and easy to use, this camera is awsome. I am an experienced SLR user and was concerned this may not do the trick. I was wrong it does, and so much more. I am a very happy user.

Pros: Picture Quality, Ease of use, Did I say Picture Quality ? and size. It came fom Crutchfield and they have the worlds best customer service.

Cons: None...oh I have one, the strap, nope. just messing with you. The camera is fantastic, I cant think of any cons and I have had it for a month.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Camera body (brown) with attached body cap
  • H-FS014042 LUMIX G 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. lens (with front and rear lens caps installed)
  • Lens hood
  • DMW-BLE9PP Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V/9410mAh)
  • DE-A99B Battery charger (8.4V/0.43A)
  • Adjustable neck strap
  • 48" AV cable (with proprietary connection on one end and RCA composite and mono RCA plugs on the other end)
  • 2' USB cable (with Type A USB connection on one end and a proprietary connector on the other end)
  • Stylus pen
  • Panasonic LUMIX CD-ROM software disc
  • Operating Instructions CD-ROM disc
  • Basic Operating Instructions (Eng/Span)
  • Basic Operating Instructions (Portuguese)
  • Supplied Software booklet (Eng/Span/Port)
  • Warranty registration/Service centers sheet
  • Panasonic Product Registration card

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 28-84mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter 52
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Effective Megapixel Count 12.1
Total Megapixels 13.06
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 4000 x 3000
HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 4-9/16
Height (inches) 2-11/16
Depth (inches) 3-13/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 15.2
Parts Warranty 1 Year/6 mos CCD
Labor Warranty 1 Year/90 days CCD

Product Research

Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software


Overview: The Panasonic DMC-GF3 is a digital still camera with interchangeable lenses in an ultra-compact package. This package (DMC-GF3K) includes the H-FS014042 LUMIX G 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. lens.

Compatible Lenses: The GF3 is compatible with lenses that have the Micro Four Thirds mount. Optional lenses include the H-H014 pancake lens and H-FT012 3D lens. Lenses with the Four Thirds mount specifications can also be used with the DMW-MA1 mount adapter.

Recording Media: The DMC-GF3 records images onto SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is compatible with SD cards from 8 MB to 2 GB, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB.

Note: The camera comes with no memory cards, and does not have built-in internal memory.

Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a 4/3" (17.3mm x 13mm) Live MOS image sensor with approximately 13.06-million total pixels and 12.1-million effective pixels.

Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. The camera can also record HD movies in AVHCD (MPEG4 video/H.264 audio) for playback on your HDTV using an HDMI connection or SD movies in Motion JPEG format with audio for playback on your PC. When equipped with the optional H-FT012 3D lens, the camera can take 3D pictures, and store them in MPO format (3D).

Image Quality: You can set the image quality as follows:

  • Fine: Low compression; gives priority to picture quality
  • Standard: High compression; gives priority to the number of recordable pictures
  • RAW: Uncompressed; must be processed on a PC
  • RAW + Standard: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the camera takes a standard equivalent JPEG image simultaneously
  • RAW + Fine: In addition to the RAW (uncompressed) image, the camera takes a fine equivalent JPEG image simultaneously

Image Resolution/Compression: You can change the resolution and compression settings to suit the purpose of the image you're about to shoot. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images:

  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    • 4000 x 3000 (12M): Fine, Standard, RAW, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2816 x 2112 (6M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2048 x 1536 (3M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio:
    • 4000 x 2672 (10.5M): Fine, Standard, RAW, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2816 x 1880 (5M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2048 x 1360 (2.5M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
    • 4000 x 2248 (9M): Fine, Standard, RAW, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2816 x 1584 (4.5M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 1920 x 1080 (2M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
  • 1:1 Aspect Ratio:
    • 2992 x 2992 (9M): Fine, Standard, RAW, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 2112 x 2112 (4.5M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard
    • 1504 x 1504 (2M): Fine, Standard, RAW + Fine, RAW + Standard

Motion Pictures: In addition, you can shoot motion pictures in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, at the following resolutions and frame rates:

  • AVCHD (16:9):
    • FSH: 1920 x 1080, 60 fps, 17 Mbps
    • SH: 1280 x 720, 60 fps, 17 Mbps
  • Motion JPEG:
    • HD (16:9): 1280 x 720, 30 fps
    • VGA (4:3): 640 x 480, 30 fps
    • QVGA (4:3): 320 x 240, 30 fps

Battery: The GF3 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (DMW-BLE9PP). When used with the supplied H-FS014042 lens, you get approximately 320 images, using the 3.0" LCD monitor. Playback time using the LCD monitor is approximately 250 minutes. Recording and playback times vary according to which lens is mounted on the camera. The battery takes approximately 180 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A99B battery charger.

LCD Touch Panel Monitor: The DMC-GF3 has a 3" TFT color LCD Touch Panel monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots. It has approximately 100% field of view. The monitor's brightness and color can be adjusted to any of 7 levels. The touch panel allows you to easily operate the camera, including setting the focus or releasing the shutter.

Mega O.I.S.: When the supplied H-FS014042 lens (or other Mega O.I.S. compatible interchangeable lens) is installed, the GF3 supports the Mega Optical Image Stabilizer function. When recording movies, the Mega O.I.S. function is always engaged. When shooting still images, there are two modes to choose from:

  • Normal: Vertical and horizontal shake are compensated for.
  • Panning: Camera shake is corrected for up and down movements. Mode 3 is ideal for panning.

Pop-up Flash: The GF3 has a pop-up flash that increases the overall height of the camera by approximately 1" when open. With the supplied H-FS014042 lens, the flash range is 3.28' to 11.2' (ISO Sensitivity set to Auto). The flash range varies depending upon the lens that is attached. Available flash modes include:

  • Auto: The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make it necessary.
  • Auto/Red-eye Reduction: A pre-flash is activated before the main flash to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
  • Forced Flash On: The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording conditions.
  • Forced Flash On/Red-eye Reduction: The flash is activated every time with a pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
  • Slow Sync: When taking pictures against a dark background landscape, this feature will slow the shutter speed when the flash is activated to make the background appear brighter.
  • Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Same as Slow Sync, but with pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
  • Forced Flash Off: Flash is not activated regardless of the recording conditions.

Shooting Modes: Using the GF3's touch screen, you can choose from the following camera modes:

  • Intelligent Auto Mode: the camera will set the most appropriate settings to match the subject and recording conditions. Recommended for beginners.
  • Intelligent Auto Plus Mode: The brightness and color optimally set by the camera can be easily matched to your preferences.
  • Program AE: the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the subject
  • Aperture-priority AE: the shutter speed is automatically determined by the aperture value you set
  • Shutter-priority AE: the aperture value is automatically determined by the shutter speed you set
  • Manual Exposure: the exposure is adjusted by the aperture value and the shutter speed, which are manually adjusted
  • Creative Control Mode: This mode lets you take pictures with one of the following effects:
    • Expressive: A pop-art style image effect that emphasizes colors.
    • Retro: A soft image effect that give the appearance of a tarnished photograph.
    • High Key: This setting gives the photo an overall bright ambiance.
    • Sepia: The photo has a sepia color image effect.
    • High Dynamic: Adjusts dark areas and bright areas to appropriate brightness, together with enhancements on colors.
    • Miniature Effect: This effect defocuses the surroundings to make it look like a diorama (Tilt Shift Focus).
  • Scene Mode: allows you to select from 16 different scene modes using the menu:
    • Portrait: allows you to make the subject stand out from an unfocused background and adjust the exposure and the hue to achieve a healthy complexion on the subject
    • Soft Skin: use for taking pictures of people outdoors during the daytime; enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer than with Portrait mode
    • Scenery: allows you to take a picture of a wide landscape
    • Architecture: for taking sharp pictures of architecture. Guide lines are displayed.
    • Sports: allows you to take pictures of a fast moving subject or sports scenes
    • Peripheral Defocus: This mode makes it easy to pick out the subject on which to focus, and blurs the background to make the subject stand out.
    • Flower: for taking pictures of flowers outdoors with natural colors in macro settings; use of a tripod and self-timer recommended
    • Food: for taking pictures of food with a natural hue without being affected by the ambient light in restaurants, etc.
    • Objects: for taking clear and vivid pictures of accessories or small objects in a collection; use of a tripod and self-timer recommended
    • Night Portrait: allows you to take pictures against a night landscape. The subject can be recorded with brightness in real life by using the flash and the slow shutter speed; use of a tripod recommended
    • Night Scenery: for taking vivid pictures of a landscape at night; use of a tripod recommended
    • Illuminations: for photographing illuminations; use of a tripod recommended
    • Baby1/Baby2: two selectable settings for taking pictures of a baby; you can use text stamp to show baby's name, birthday, or age
    • Pet: for photographing your pet; you can use text stamp to show pet's name or age
    • Party: allows you to take a picture in a dim room (e.g. a wedding reception, a party, a banquet in a bar, etc.) clearly. The shutter speed or the exposure is automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the room.
    • Sunset: for taking pictures of a sunset (red colors accentuated)
  • Custom Mode: allows you to take pictures with one of your own custom settings to suit picture-taking conditions.
  • Motion Picture Mode: this mode allows you to record motion images with audio

Self Timer: The self timer is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds. You can also set the self timer to take 3 pictures after a 10 second delay. The second and third picture are taken in two second intervals after the first.

Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -3 to +3 in 1/3-step increments.

Auto Bracket: In this mode, a maximum of 5 pictures are automatically recorded by each press of the shutter button according to the compensation range of the exposure. You can choose from the following:

  • Steps: 1/3 EV or 2/3 EV
  • Number of pictures: 3 or 5
  • Sequences: [0 / - / +] or [- / 0 / +]

Burst Mode: Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter button is pressed. You can choose a High burst rate of 3.8 pictures per second, Medium burst rate of 2.8 pictures per second, or a Low burst rate of 2 pictures per second. When no RAW files are taken, you can shoot up to the capacity of the memory card. When RAW files are used, the camera can take 4 or 5 total pictures.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance modes:

  • Auto: automatically adjusts the white balance
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a clear day
  • Cloudy: for recording outdoors under a cloudy sky
  • Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade
  • Incandescent: for recording under incandescent lighting
  • Flash: for taking a picture with flash only
  • White Set 1/White Set 2: for using a stored white balance setting taken manually
  • Preset Color Temperature: for using a preset color temperature
  • Fine Adjustment: you can finely adjust the white balance toward Amber, Blue, Green, or Magenta
  • White Balance Bracketing: The bracket setting is based on the adjustment values for the WB Fine Adjustment. Three pictures with different colors are automatically recorded when the shutter button is pressed once.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark places. When setting to Auto, the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted from ISO100 to ISO6400 according to the brightness. In the intelligent ISO setting, the camera will automatically set the optimal ISO sensitivity and the shutter speed according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness. In the Preset ISO mode, you can select 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400 with the ISO increments set to 1EV. When set to 1/3 EV, you can select 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, or 6400.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Multiple: camera measures the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the whole screen automatically
  • Center Weighted: used to focus on the subject on the center of the screen and measure the whole screen evenly
  • Spot: camera measures the subject in the spot metering target

Focus Modes: You can choose one of the following focus modes:

  • Auto Focus Single (AFS): Focus is set and locked automatically when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • Auto Focus Continuous (AFC): This mode allows you to compose a shot more easily by continuously focusing on the movement of the subject while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual Focus (MF): Focus is set manually by rotating the focus ring.

Face Detection: The camera automatically detects a person's face, adjusting the exposure and focus to fit the face, regardless of what portion of the picture it is in.

AF Tracking (Dynamic Tracking): Focus and exposure can be adjusted to a specified subject, selected by touching the subject on the screen. Focus and exposure will follow the subject, even if it moves.

Focus Areas: You can select from the following focus area selections:

  • 23-area Focusing: Up to 23 points for each AF area can be focused. This is effective when the subject isn't in the center of the screen.
  • 1-area Focusing: Camera focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen. Position and size of AF area can be changed.
  • Pinpoint: You can achieve a more precise focus on a point that is smaller than the 1-area focusing point.

Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.

Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.

Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.

Auto Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. Auto Review lets you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1 second, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, or Hold. You can also view pictures at 4x zoom for 1, 3, or 5 seconds, if desired.

Resizing Pictures: This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image. You can set up to 100 pictures to be resized at one time.

Cropping Pictures: This function lets you trim unnecessary parts of the recorded picture. Motion pictures, pictures with text stamps, and RAW images (including RAW + Standard and RAW + Fine) cannot be cropped.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer, select, and print out pictures, regardless of the printer brand.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

HDMI: The GF3 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) for connecting the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. A mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI cable is necessary to connect the camera to an HDMI-compatible TV. If connected to a VIERA Link-compatible Panasonic TV, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control. The unit is compatible with VIERA Link Version 5. The output resolution can be set to Auto (based on the connected TV), 1080i, 720p, or 480p.

AV Out/Digital Jack: This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable. You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device using the supplied audio/video cable.

Supplied Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.2 HD Edition (Windows only): This software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and add effects.

Operating Environment for PHOTOfunSTUDIO:

  • PC: IBM PC/AT compatible having Intel Pentium III 500 MHz (Windows XP); 800 MHz (Windows Vista); 1 GHz (Windows 7) or higher CPU (including compatible CPU).
    • Recommended environment to use the short movie story-creating function: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher
    • Recommended environment for AVCHD/AVCHD Lite motion picture function:
      • Intel Core2 Duo 2.16 GHz Pentium D 3.2 GHz or higher (motion picture playback)
      • Intel Core2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher (motion picture editing)
    • Minimum requirement for AVCHD/AVCHD Lite motion picture function (environment which can be played back for 2 frames/seconds): Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
  • OS: Preinstalled versions of:
    • Windows XP (32bit): Home Edition (SP2/SP3), Professional (SP2/SP3)
    • Windows Vista (32bit): Home Basic (SP1/SP2), Home Premium (SP1/SP2), Business (SP1/SP2), Ultimate (SP1/SP2)
    • Windows 7 (32bit/64bit): Starter (32bit), Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
  • Display: High color 16-bit or more (32-bit or more recommended); Desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 or more (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c for XP, DirectX 10 for Vista; DirectDraw Overlay support PCI Express x 16 and 256 MB video memory are recommended for XP/Vista/7
  • RAM: 512 MB or more for XP/Vista (1 GB or more for AVCHD Lite motion picture function); 1 GB or more (32bit), 2 GB or more (64bit) for Windows 7
  • Free Hard Disk Space: Ultra DMA-100 or higher; 450MB or more for installing software
  • Necessary Software:
    • DirectX 9.0c for XP; DirectX 10 for Vista/7
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or more
    • .NET framework 4.0
    • SQL Server Compact 3.5
    • QuickTime Player 7.6.5 or more
  • Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for installation), Compatible drive and media required for DVD writing, Windows-compatible sound device, USB Port, Mouse or other pointing device

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE: This is software to edit RAW format images. Using RAW files recorded on this camera allows images to be edited with a higher quality and saved in a format (JPEG, TIFF) that can be displayed on a PC.

Operating Environment for SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE:

  • Windows:
    • PC: Intel Pentium compatible processor-based PC (Pentium 4, Athlon XP or later recommended); Multi-core processor ready (Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i5, AMD Phenom X4, Phenom II X4, etc.
    • OS: Windows XP (32bit), Windows Vista (32bit), Windows 7 (32bit/64bit) Authority of an Administrator is necessary for installation in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.
    • Display: XGA (1024 x 768) and Full-Color (24 bit) or higher
    • RAM: 2 MB is recommended
    • Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more (Depending upon the amount of photographs and data you would like to save, a considerable amount of space is necessary)
    • Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for installation), Keyboard, Mouse or equivalent input device
  • Macintosh:
    • PC: Intel processor/PowerPC
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.4/v10.5/v10.6
    • Display: Display supporting screen resolution more than XGA (1024 x 768) is necessary. A display and a Graphics card with color indication more than 16 bit can be used (24 bit color)
    • RAM: 2 MB is recommended
    • Free Hard Disk Space: 100 MB or more (Depending upon the amount of photographs and data you would like to save, a considerable amount of space is necessary)
    • Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for installation), Keyboard, Mouse or equivalent input device

Super LoiLoScope (30 day full trial version): Super LoiLoScope is a video editing software that draws out the full power of your PC. You can use your music, picture and video files to create videos to share with your friends and family by burning it to a DVD, uploading it to websites, or simply share with your friends via email. Note: This will only install a shortcut to the trial version download site.

Operating Environment for Super LoiLoScope:

  • PC:
    • SD Videos: Intel ATOM 1.6 GHz or later, Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz or higher, Athlon XP 2000 or higher
    • High Vision Videos: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or higher or equivalent
  • OS: Preinstalled versions (each 32bit/64bit compatible) of Windows XP (SP3 or higher), Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Display:
    • SD Videos: Graphics card compatible with PixelShader 2.0 or higher; NVIDIA GeForce 6000 series or higher; ATI Radeon 9600 or higher; Intel 945 or higher
    • High Vision Videos: Graphics card with H.264 video playback support function; NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or higher (excluding 8800GTX, 8300); ATI Radeon HD2000 series or higher (excluding 2900); Intel G45 or higher
  • RAM: 1 GB or more for SD Videos; 2 GB or more for High Vision Videos
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 1 GB or more for installing software
  • Drive: A compatible drive and media are required for CD/DVD writing
  • Sound: Windows-compatible sound device (Windows Vista or Windows 7 or higher is compatible with 5.1ch audio playback
  • Interface: USB port (Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)); various memory cards and readout devices, IEEE 1394 terminal
  • Other Requirements: Mouse or equivalent pointing device; Windows 7 and a touch-compatible monitor is required to perform the touch operation

USB-Connectable Environment: Requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Millennium Edition
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition, Professional
  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
  • Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X (10.1 to 10.6)


Estimated Still Image Capacity: The number of recordable pictures:

Picture Size 2 GB 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB
L (12M) JPEG Fine 280 1150 4650 9150
RAW 90 360 1470 2920
M (6M) JPEG Fine 510 2060 8350 16470
RAW 105 420 1710 3400
S (3M) JPEG Fine 810 3260 13210 24710
RAW 110 450 1850 3660

Estimated Moving Image Capacity: The available recording time:

AVCHD 2 GB 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB
FSH 15 min 1 hr 1 min 4 hrs 10 min 8 hrs 27 min
SH 15 min 1 hr 1 min 4 hrs 10 min 8 hrs 27 min
Motion JPEG 2 GB 8 GB 32 GB 64 GB
HD 8 min 10 sec 33 min 10 sec 2 hrs 14 min 4 hrs 32 min
VGA 21 min 40 sec 1 hr 27 min 5 hrs 54 min 11 hrs 56 min
QVGA 1 hr 2 min 4 hr 12 min 16 hrs 59 min 34 hrs 21 min

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.