Updated (May 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

82

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
293 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Standard size (115×84×47 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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