Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
180 ms shutter lag
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$816 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$255 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$421 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$264 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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