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

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
 

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 NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$733 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$588 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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