Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$337 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$570 body only

$644 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$482 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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