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

Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Nikon D5100

39

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

28

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

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$525 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279 - $319

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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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