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

99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
293 ms shutter lag

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $798 body only

$839 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$500 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,024 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$629 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Much larger

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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