Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

60

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
Really small
Size
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$243

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$216 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,496 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED 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