Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

64

Sony NEX-5N

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$580 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$580 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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