Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF3

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Size Slightly smaller 107x67x32 mm vs 108x67x37 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF5

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 180 ms vs 312 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 1400 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 573 ISO vs 459 ISO
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The DMC-GF5 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 320 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DMC-GF5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-GF3:107x67x32 mm
              DMC-GF5:108x67x37 mm
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-GF3:$273.99
              DMC-GF5:$289.95
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-GF3:264 g
              DMC-GF5:267 g
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-GF3:10.1 EV
              DMC-GF5:10 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-GF3:20.6 bits
              DMC-GF5:20.5 bits
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              50.0
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-GF3:459 ISO
              DMC-GF5:573 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $249 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $576 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $373 body only

              $400 - $450 with 14-42mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $414 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $311 with 22mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $424 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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