Updated (November 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
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67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$813 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Lower true resolution
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$557 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger

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