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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
40 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF3

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 1900 ms vs 3700 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 312 ms vs 706 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Lens availability Much more lenses available 40 lenses vs 7 lenses
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More than 5.5x more lenses available
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 459 ISO vs 189 ISO
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The DMC-GF3 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the Q
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 8x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 360k dots
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Around 30% higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 20.6 bits vs 20.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax Q

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.1 EV vs 10.1 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size Smaller 98x57x31 mm vs 107x67x32 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 3.8 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 200 g vs 264 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $109.99 vs $169.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-GF3:107x67x32 mm
              Q:98x57x31 mm
              Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
              DMC-GF3:$169.95
              Q:$109.99
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-GF3:1.3"
              Q:1.2"
              Weight Light weight Help
              DMC-GF3:264 g
              Q:200 g
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-GF3:20.6 bits
              Q:20.2 bits
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DMC-GF3:12 MP
              Q:9.7 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-GF3:10.1 EV
              Q:11.1 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              DMC-GF3:23
              Q:25
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              DMC-GF3:1900 ms
              Q:3700 ms
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-GF3:50.0
              Q:47.0
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              DMC-GF3:460k dots
              Q:360k dots
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              DMC-GF3:Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
              Q:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-GF3:459 ISO
              Q:189 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $198 with 10-30mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $510 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $238 with 14-42mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $582 body only

              $565 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $431 body only

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $844 body only

              $249 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix GF6

              Panasonic Lumix GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $550 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Color depth Better color depth
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Pentax Q Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Q10

              Pentax Q10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Slightly larger
              Pentax Q7

              Pentax Q7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $675 - $838 body only

              $521 - $838 with 5-15mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $315 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Pentax K-01

              Pentax K-01

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Significantly larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $239 - $292

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Size Larger

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