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

141

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 with 18-135mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$590 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger

discussion

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