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

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

$400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 body only

$1,199 with 45-150mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier

discussion

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