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

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$390 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$685 body only

$748 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

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