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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

89

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 body only

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$610 with 14-140mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder No viewfinder

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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