Updated (July 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

46

Sony Alpha NEX-5

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
300 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$472 - $498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Travel zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $698

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm lens

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

discussion

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