Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
264 g
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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 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
External flash No external flash support
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$832 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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.