Updated (May 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

63

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $899 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$476 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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