Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
312 ms shutter lag
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.
Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$368

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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Wsadejk (10:04 AM, November 10, 2011)
GF1 All the way, it was launch a couple of years ago and still the competition are just about getting on par with it.  Awsome, Solid Camera.  GF3, good specs, size etc, but looks platic