Updated (November 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

84

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Really small
Size
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 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

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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