Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
69.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
 

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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
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 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
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$663 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Lower resolution 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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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.