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

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Really small
Size
Standard size (115×84×47 mm)
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$540 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$240 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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