Updated (April 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
Sony NEX-7

77

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Weight
Light-weight
267 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$590 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$520 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$587 - $614 body only

$704 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $469 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

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