Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

63

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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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 Significantly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$338 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$305 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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.