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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G3

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Size
Significantly smaller
115×84×47 mm vs 130×94×119 mm
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3.2x smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Thickness
Much thinner
1.9" vs 4.7"
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2.5x thinner
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
336 g vs 616 g
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Around 50% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

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