Updated (November 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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-GX1.
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

$747 body only

$779 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

$369 - $379 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-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$150 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$503 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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