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

Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$444 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$352 with 20mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$80 - $698

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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