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

Nikon D3100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Nikon D3100

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Size
Really small
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$150 body only

$264 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$538 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Nikon D3100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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