Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$425 - $448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$602

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$769 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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