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

56

Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$667 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution 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
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
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Sony Alpha NEX-5
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