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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Thickness Much thinner 1.3" vs 2.9"
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2.2x thinner
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 54.0 vs 52.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $249.00 vs $765.99
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The best price we've seen is $517 cheaper (3.1x less)
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.3 EV vs 10.1 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
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 Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              21.2 bits
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              23
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-G10:52.0
              DMC-GF2:54.0
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-G10:2.6 fps
              DMC-GF2:3.2 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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

              $309 with 14-42mm lens

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 with 20mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $431 body only

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Olympus PEN E-PM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $238 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $245 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $425 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $440 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 body only

              $415 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Live view No live view
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $510 with 14-42mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Panasonic Lumix GF6

              Panasonic Lumix GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $550 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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