Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Winner
Samsung NX200

65

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G3

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 1400 ms vs 3600 ms
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2.6x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 293 ms vs 365 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 40 lenses vs 36 lenses
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More than 10% more lenses available
Focus points Slightly more focus points 23 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $322.09 vs $459.83
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 10.6 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Overall image quality Better image quality 69.0 vs 56.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 15.8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 330 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Size Smaller 117x63x36 mm vs 115x84x47 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 7 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 336 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 1.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              DMC-G3:40 lenses
              NX200:36 lenses
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-G3:$322.09
              NX200:$459.83
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              DMC-G3:23
              NX200:15
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-G3:460k dots
              NX200:614k dots
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $285 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $537 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $748 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $798 body only

              $1,230 with 20mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Size Much larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $899 with 14-42mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Samsung NX200 Competitors

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              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Heavier
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $250 - $319 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $319 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $977 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 20-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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