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

50

Sony Alpha NEX-5

37

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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-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-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-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$493 - $498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$369 - $379 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

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

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