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

51

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
667 ISO
High true resolution
True resolution
15.8 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
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

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$238

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Placeholder

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen

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