Right now, Amazon is offering the Panasonic Lumix GF3 12 MP Compact System Camera and 14-42mm Zoom Lens for only $299 plus free shipping! You’ll be saving $250 off its original price of $539.99 with today’s extraordinary deal.

The Lumix DMC-GF3 provides users with all the features from a bulky DSLR interchangeable lens camera, but in a very ultra compact point-and-shoot camera body about as wide and tall as a typical smart phone yet is lightweight and simple to master! The decrease in size and weight is due in part advancements in new mirror-free camera technology, so these new Compact System Cameras (CSC) provide a weight and compactness that’s really not seen in traditional DSLRs, but it still provides greater portability and creative control.

Its GF3′s image quality comes from a large DSLR-sized 12.1-megapixel sensor and newly advanced image processing technologies and allows you to take wonderful pictures without having to use complicated external mode dials that DSLRs have. It also provides intuitive and quick access to common modes like Program, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Manual via a touch-enabled LCD that operates much like a smart phone. There’s also a video button so you can easily switch over to recording without having to change modes. Thanks to its touch-screen operation, you can also lock onto a subject, enabling AF Tracking in both still and video modes.

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