Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$1,076

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$602

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$486 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker

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.