Updated (November 2010): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Nikon D3100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Nikon D3100

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Size
Really small
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
310 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

Nikon D3100
D3100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic

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