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

86

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

52

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
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
287 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Thickness
Thin
1.4"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
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