Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

81

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
264 g

galleries

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competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$594 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
External flash Supports an external flash
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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