Updated (June, 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

41

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

31

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Really small
Size
Mid size 113x68x33 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G10

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF2

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size
Much smaller
113x68x33 mm vs 124x90x74 mm
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3.3x smaller
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Thickness
Much thinner
1.3" vs 2.9"
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2.2x thinner
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
506 ISO vs 411 ISO
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The DMC-GF2 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
54.0 vs 52.0
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Almost the same
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.3 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price
Cheaper
$195.02 vs $599.90
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The best price we've seen is $405 cheaper (3.1x less)
Weight
Lighter
310 g vs 381 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-G10:10.1 EV
              DMC-GF2:10.3 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              0
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              23
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              21.2 bits
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G10:52.0
              DMC-GF2:54.0
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              DMC-GF2:3.2 fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-G10:411 ISO
              DMC-GF2:506 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $133 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $584 body only

              $614 with 14-45mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $570 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Olympus PEN E-PL2

              Olympus PEN E-PL2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $290 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 with 14-42mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $587 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 body only

              $498 - $748 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 body only

              $448 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Color depth Worse color depth

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