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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G3

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Size
Much smaller
115×84×47 mm vs 137×99×131 mm
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3.9x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Thickness
Much thinner
1.9" vs 5.1"
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2.8x thinner
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Weight
Significantly lighter
336 g vs 780 g
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2.3x lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 4 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-FZ1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$492.19 vs $795.00
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The best price we've seen is $303 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              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
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              DMC-G31080p @ 30fps
              DMC-FZ1000UHD @ 25fps
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              DMC-G36,400 ISO
              DMC-FZ100012,800 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-G3460k dots
              DMC-FZ1000921k dots

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
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