Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs. Nikon D5300 vs. Nikon D5500 vs. Nikon D700

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Oct 7, 2008
May 12, 2011
Oct 17, 2013
Jan 6, 2015
Jul 1, 2008
 
 
$799.95 / £729.99 (body only), $1399.99 (w/ 18-140mm F3.5-5.6 lens) / £829.99 (w/ 18-55mm F3.5-5.6)
$899 (body only), $999 (with 18-55mm VR II lens), $1199 (with 18-140mm VR lens)
 
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
4592 x 3448
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4256 x 2832
4576 x 3056, 4576 x 2576, 3424 x 3424, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1920 x 1080, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216, 1824 x 1024 , 1712 x 1712, 1712 x 1712
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
3184 x 2120, 2128 x 1416
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
3:2
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
12 megapixels
17 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
13 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Venus Engine FHD
Expeed 4
Expeed 4
Expeed
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
 
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 25600
200 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
 
 
 
100
 
25600
 
25600
5
12
12
12
Yes (2)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (5)
Optical
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
 
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (4x)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
39
39
51
Micro Four Thirds
Nikon F
Nikon F
Nikon F
2×
1.5×
1.5×
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
No
3
3.2
3.2
3
460,000
1,037,000
1,037,000
922,000
Yes
No
Yes
No
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
95%
95%
95%
1.4× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
0.72×
1,440,000
 
 
 
 
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
 
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
11.00 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
 
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
 
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
  • Single frame
  • Continuous (low, high)
  • Self-timer
  • Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
 
4.0 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
8.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps))
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
 
AVCHD, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
None
Mono
Mono
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I)
None
 
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
No
No
 
 
Built-In
Built-In
 
 
 
Remote control / photo retrieval via smartphone
 
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Yes
 
No
No
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
 
600
820
1000
336 g (0.74 lb / 11.85 oz)
480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)
420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
1074 g (2.37 lb / 37.88 oz)
115 x 84 x 47 mm (4.53 x 3.31 x 1.85)
125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99)
124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76)
147 x 123 x 77 mm (5.79 x 4.84 x 3.03)
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
Built-in
None
Optional
 
 
 
GP-1