Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$236

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110

Super zoom

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Slightly smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$637 body only

$931 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
External flash Supports an external flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

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Nikon Coolpix L820
Coolpix L820
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Lumix DMC-GF3
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