Sony Alpha NEX-3N vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,067 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
74.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.
Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3N.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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