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

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

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 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

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Focus points More focus points
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$451 with 11-2mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 with 15-45mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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