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

71

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

43

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
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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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

$287 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$400 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$510 body only

$685 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $999 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

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