as others have said, it all depends on your needs. I looked, but no one in Charlotte seems to carry either of these cameras, so I couldn't compare them in my hands. I loved the GF1, but had purchased the the EVF to go on it, so that was important to me. My first digital camera was the Nikon 5000 (reviewed this site in Jan 2002), which had the flip out screen, and I loved it. So after reading that the GX1 and the G3 shared the same sensor, it made sense for me to purchase the G3.