Sony NEX 5N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Thickness Slightly thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger

discussion

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Jpcom88 (8:57 AM, September 02, 2011)
5N got(Handheld Twilight),If GF3 using handheld for night shot will blur or not ? 
Please advice, Thank you.