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

Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Nikon D5100

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Less startup delay
Size Larger

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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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