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

96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Weight
Light-weight
267 g

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

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Color depth Worse color depth

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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