Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

44

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$518 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$309 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$451 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$310 - $379

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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Avatar for kevenbehboody kevenbehboody (0:48 PM, December 27, 2011)
Thanks for the great review. I went with the gf2 based on the price and features it was a no brainer.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:49 PM, July 18, 2011)
Thanks for pointing out that mistake, we'll get that fixed up.
 
MMXBreaks (9:42 AM, July 18, 2011)
Also there's no difference in sensor sizes. The Micro Four Thirds standard is just that - a standard. If you're going to publish things then at least try and get them right. 
 
MMXBreaks (9:41 AM, July 18, 2011)
Stop best-guessing specs. The GF3 does have AFC in video mode.