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

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
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89

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68

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
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

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

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Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$599 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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Alpha NEX-3
Sony

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Panasonic

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