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    New Camera: Lumix GF3

    While I like my Nikon for point and shoot, I couldn't readily control depth of field and shutter speed as all these things are all done automatically for you. The first picture illustrates the Nikon camera. Sometimes I have to trick it by locking focus and then move closer or further away. The new camera does offer more posibilities - though certainly there's also more possibility for error. Still, here's a comparison shot:

    Nikon S8100:



    By contrast, here's a picture from the new Lumix camera:

    Lumix GF3:



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    I can't see the first picture... But either way...

    It's true. Point and shoot just aren't that great.
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    WOW!!! Beautiful!!!

    I like the second one better honestly. There is more contrast, and the color actually looks more like a lowii. Which one more accurately displays the color? The first one does look a bit saturated, and I noticed my point and shoot does that too.

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    Well, they were taken on different days at different times of the day, but yeah, I think color saturation is greater in the point and shoot - which is not necessarily a bad thing, but yeah, it's closer to the bottom one.
    I also like the blurred background too which I can adjust more easily in the Lumix.
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    You can adjust the color saturation. There's a noticeable difference. How do you like the mirrorless system? I've been thinking of ditching the point and shoot for a mirrorless SLR, this is one I was looking at. It's definitely not going to replace my Olympus E-5, but it would be a nice backup.

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    Wow.. big difference. Very nice sir.

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    Despite nice results with your Nikon I'd always go with the greater control. It's a wonderful feeling to actually get the shot that you saw in your head when you opened the shutter. It's very helpful to be able to manually control the aperature.
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    I like the narrower depth of field as well, helps to concentrate the attention on the subject. When I saw your first photo my attention was almost immediately drawn to the ceph in the background but on the second I immediately saw the nep pitcher.

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