Got a Panasonic LUMIX GF1? Too bad. Just go the GF2? Too slow. The GF3 was just announced, and it’ll make you more pissed off about your expensive camera purchases for serious photography then ever before. It hass 12.1 megapixel resolution, which uses Panasonic’s latest imaging processor technology, shoots 1080i AVCHD video, has a 3-inch touchscreen, ISO range of 160 to 6400, and the usual array of Intelligent Auto enhancements, as well as a little note — the GF2 isn’t going anywhere. Both will be sold at the same time. Also, it is 15 percent lighter than the GF2, and 17 percent smaller, and contains no hot shoe for attached external flashes and the like.
Now for pricing: the LUMIX GF3 will be released in July for $699 with a 14mm lens, then in late-August with a cheaper $599 kit that comes with a 14-42mm lens.Also, the GF3 comes in either black, white, red or brown shades. Just FYi. PR after the cut.