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

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

69

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

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 A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$478 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$377 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder No viewfinder

discussion

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