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

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Lens availability
Many 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

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 body only

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $1,198 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Larger
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$663 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

discussion

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