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

96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
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
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay

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

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
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
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$360 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$121 body only

$350 with 14mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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