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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Really small
Size
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$379 - $390 with 16-50mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$779 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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