Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Color depth
Great color depth
21.2 bits
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$280 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$280 with 14mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
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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