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

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
337 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$191 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
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