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thinking of getting G3

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by frugalman, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. frugalman

    frugalman Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 25, 2012
    Hi I'm new here.

    I have a GF2 currently with 20mm and 14-140mm.
    I am thinking of getting a G3 to mount the 14-140mm since I was thinking about getting the external VF for my GF2. So instead of spending $ on the VF, I'd thought why not get the G3..
    Is this a waste of money?

    Are GF2 and G3 essentially the same camera?

    I may in future decide to sell the GF2 and get a GF3 for even more lightweight occasions.

    I guess I am wondering, did I buy a camera (GF2) that is in between GF3 and G3... ?
     
  2. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    G3 has a newer and much more improved 16MP sensor thats better in low light. The GX1 shares the same sensor.

    GF3 uses the GF2 sensor with some minor improvements but otherwise the same.
     
  3. frugalman

    frugalman Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 25, 2012
    i just read G3 is 1080i ? :(...
     
  4. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    you have no connector for the optional VF on the GF3 if you decide to go that route, if a Vf is very important for your considerations i would vote for the G3 then.