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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
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95

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65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
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 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weight Heavier
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$714 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
External flash Supports an external flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$1,606

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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