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

55

Sony Alpha NEX-5

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$948 - $1,050

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Super zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$434

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Size Larger

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

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