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

116

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

$447 - $448 body only

$498 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$448 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$525 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279 - $319

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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