Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$778

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

$527

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$479

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
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
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

discussion

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Ralphrepo_01 (5:00 PM, June 20, 2011)
The LX5 nominally has a slightly wider angled lens at an equivalent 24mm versus the 28mm of the "standard" lens in the GF3.