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

62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

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
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 NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$667 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$421 with 12-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Significantly larger

discussion

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