Sony NEX 5N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

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 NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$959 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$565 body only

$637 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen

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.