Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$397 - $448

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen

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