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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
68.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 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

$338 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$369 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$100 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$503 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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