Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

92

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$290 with 14mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
External flash Supports an external flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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