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

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

45

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$433 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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