Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

90

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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 Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$616

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger

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