Sony NEX 5N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
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-GF3.
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

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$275

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

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.