Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

86

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 10-100mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
External flash Supports an external flash
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
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Dgq1 (11:20 AM, December 04, 2011)
ho la nex-5 da quasi 1 anno, eccezionale nelle immagini, ottima nei video hd tranne che per la durata delle riprese (si scalda rapidamente e si blocca)! Spero duri più di 3 anni senza guastarsi..!
 
Guest (2:31 PM, November 12, 2011)
GF3's better !!!!
 
Jjg_loves_shane (0:14 PM, November 06, 2011)
gf3 is better!!!!
 
Burg0222 (9:08 PM, July 30, 2011)
Panasonic has a more solid feel...picture quality about the same.