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

Nikon D3100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
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45

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36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
22.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$714 body only

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger

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