Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

61

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

58

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
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
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$192

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$463

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$401 - $429 body only

$532 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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