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

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Light-weight
Weight
336 g
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$926 body only

$1,293 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weight Heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,800 - $1,999 body only

$2,149 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$588 - $616 body only

$706 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weight Heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$880 body only

$995 with 14-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $999 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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