Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)

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
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Super zoom

$500 - $620

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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Panasonic 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.