Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 12.2MPMP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

650 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is 650 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
13 Reasons For
0.46MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a total megapixel count of 13.06MPMP, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 12.6MPMP digital camera (0.46MP less).
Seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has seven diaphragm blades, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 only has six diaphragm blades.
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 0.18mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.07m smaller than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (0.18mm).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Slightly larger screen size Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3"" screen, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Significantly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a lens magnification ratio of 4.2xx, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (3.4x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

6x higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16xx, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only a 10xx maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower).
29% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1gg digital camera. That's 108.9g lighter than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 (386.1gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a height of 67.8mmmm, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 99.7mmmm tall digital camera (31.9mm taller).
Hugely thinner Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 32.8mmmm deep, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 77.9mmmm deep digital camera (45.1mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 112.8mmmm wide, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera (17.1mm wider).
$59 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $59.04 cheaper than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
4% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 12.6MPMP digital camera. That's 0.46MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (13.06MPMP).
One less diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is six, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only has seven diaphragm blades.
0.07m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 0.18mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.07m smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 2.7"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 pixels pixels).
5x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.4x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (4.2xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

60% lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 10xx maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16xx).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 has a weight of 495gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1gg digital camera (108.9g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is 99.7mmmm tall. That's 31.9mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (67.8mmmm).
Thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 77.9mmmm deep digital camera. That's 45.1mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (32.8mmmm).
17.1mm wider Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera. That's 17.1mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (112.8mmmm).
More expensive by $59
The Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is $59.04 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.
4 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixel count of 12.1MPMP, but the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 is a 12.2MPMP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Three hundred and thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 only takes 650 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, but 3 shops sell the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over three years older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 by three years.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2"
 1/2"
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
BEST
 4272 x 2848
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.2 x 14.7 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP 13.06MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 3.5
Lens Structure
11/9 6/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Diaphragm Blades
6 7
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 46mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m 0.18m
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 848 x 480
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 848 x 480
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
99%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 4.2x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Neutral
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 16x
BEST
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
0.1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
495g 386.1g
BEST
Camera Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.44 x 1.29 x 2.67
Height
99.7mm 67.8mm
BEST
Depth
77.9mm 32.8mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8lbs
Width
129.9mm 112.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
495g 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,010mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
650 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE,Super Loilo Scope
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST

Other Features

Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini USB 2.0
Dimension
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F/3.5-5.6
Data Compression
Unknown - Click to provide data JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Operating System
Windows XP SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 / 7,OS X v10.4-10.6 Windows 7
Focal Length
29 - 88 14 - 42
Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 F2.5 - F22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/60 - 1/4000 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
EF/EF-S G
Battery Pack
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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