Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Really small
Size
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Lumix DMC-G1
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