Updated (August 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$594 - $621 body only

$712 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,074 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

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