Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

57

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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$275

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$563 body only

$696 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly 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