Updated (April 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 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
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 - $550 body only

$649 - $650 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Heavier
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$460 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$359 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Size Slightly smaller
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$335 body only

$400 with 12-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

discussion

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