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

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

$270 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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 PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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