• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
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  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
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Differences

Panasonic G2 advantages over Panasonic G3

  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos

Panasonic G3 advantages over Panasonic G2

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Higher effective ISO
    667 vs 493 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Less shutter lag
    0.29 vs 0.42 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G10

Panasonic G2
Panasonic G10
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G3
Panasonic G10
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic G2
Olympus E-M5
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G3
Olympus E-M5
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G2
Panasonic G5
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic G3
Panasonic G5
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Panasonic GH3

Panasonic G2
Panasonic GH3
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G3
Panasonic GH3
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G2
Panasonic GX7
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic G3
Panasonic GX7
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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