Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

71

Sony NEX-5N

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,079 ISO

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 DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $598

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,599

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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