Updated (May 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Nikon D5100

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Size
Really small
Standard size (115×84×47 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.9"
Weight
Light-weight
336 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$367 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:12 PM, April 18, 2012)
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Johan (9:06 PM, April 18, 2012)
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