Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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Apr 5, 2012
May 12, 2011
Apr 5, 2012
Nov 7, 2011
 
 
With 14-42mm power zoom: US $749, With 14-42mm standard zoom: US $599
 
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
4592 x 3448
4000 x 3000
4592 x 3448
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
4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048x1360, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 904, 1504 x 1504, 1440 x 1440
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
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
17 megapixels
13 megapixels
17 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Venus Engine FHD
Venus Engine FHD
Venus Engine FHD
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
5
5
5
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Optical
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
 
  • RAW
  • RAW + Fine
  • RAW + Standard
  • Fine
  • Standard
  • MPO + Fine
  • MPO + Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Yes
 
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
23
 
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
2×
2×
2×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
460,000
920,000
460,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
None
Electronic (optional)
100%
 
 
1.4× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
1,440,000
 
 
 
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
 
 
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
11.00 m
6.30 m
7.60 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
4.0 fps
4.0 fps
4.2 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 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)
 
1920 x 1080 (60fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps))
1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)
AVCHD, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
 
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 HDMI TypeC)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
No
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
 
360
 
336 g (0.74 lb / 11.85 oz)
267 g (0.59 lb / 9.42 oz)
318 g (0.70 lb / 11.22 oz)
115 x 84 x 47 mm (4.53 x 3.31 x 1.85)
108 x 67 x 37 mm (4.25 x 2.64 x 1.46)
116 x 68 x 39 mm (4.57 x 2.68 x 1.54)
 
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
None
None
None